If you are ambitious, with an idea for a scalable business, I can help you to develop and investable business plan, find partners, get word out and start selling.
These are the key issues for most start-ups. Together can we take a look at how to best tailor my support and advice to your priorities:
The concept – developing new products and services, exploiting your IP
The brand – developing your brand and USPs, differentiating yourself from the competition, identifying the right channels to raise awareness
The business – creating a compelling value proposition and strategy, planning and developing an effective organisation, bringing scale to your business
Customers – finding, winning and growing profitable customers, increasing footfall, penetration and average spend
Sales – understanding what it costs to ‘play’, how to maximise sales and profit, finding the right markets and channels
The team – building a high performance team
Funding and investment – attracting the right funding, getting your business investment ready
Paul Hopper, Founder of HOP, says: ‘Monique has been involved in my start-up from the ground level. Initially providing business and financial planning advice, she then took a pivotal role in our successful capital raise, and has since helped shape the company’s marketing and HR strategies as we geared for launch. Monique has pushed me to follow my instincts on major business decisions and realise the importance of networking. Her list of contacts are invaluable for high level access to a broad range of sectors, and her personable approach and extensive experience also makes Monique a great sounding board on a wide range of topics. A genuine and enthusiastic person – Monique is an asset to any fledgling entrepreneur’.
Daniel Edwards, Co-founder of The Lido Cafe , Winner in the Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards 2011, said: “working with Monique has been really beneficial to us. It is helping us to manage ourselves better as a business, working towards becoming more mature and hopefully meeting our longer term aims (ie. making a profit and expansion)”.