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Quote from David Hooper - The outcome has been very positive, we are now on a growth strategy which is in line with the business plan.


FAQ’s

How Do I Know Icon Can Help?

We don’t. We ask all business owners to complete a business health check questionnaire and following our analysis of this, we will meet with you to ask you more detailed questions. The answers from this help us to assess whether or not we can help. If we don’t think we can help we’ll say so. And if our assessment is that we could assist, we will put together an action plan and a cost for helping you to get your business to where you want it to be.

What Experience Have You Got In My Industry?

In most cases, this may not be a lot, although after working through 7,000 programmes we have experienced most business scenarios in all business sectors. Our approach is based on the change management processes used by the big consulting companies such as KPMG and Accenture, and these have been adapted to make them fit the needs of the SME market.

Frankly, we don’t need to know the technicalities of your industry – you already know those. Our expertise is in how to make any business profitable. We don’t need specific knowledge of your business as we are skilled in asking the right questions and understanding what is needed to quickly achieve desired goals. We are so confident of achieving the right results for you, our core programmes offer a money back guarantee.

How Much Will It Cost?

We don’t know this until we meet with you and find out more about your individual set-up and requirements. Putting it simply, the bigger the company, the more staff, number of business units, products or services being offered will increase the amount of work we do and therefore the cost. In short, the cost of each programme is tailored to the needs of each business, to make sure it is affordable, although all programmes achieve a return on investment many times over.

Who Will I Be Working With?

You will be working with your nearest ICON Advisor. Find out who your nearest ICON Business Adviser is...

Most of the ICON network have MBA’s or higher degrees, and have amassed a considerable amount of experience in managing businesses of all types and sizes. The ICON way of working is enshrined in a culture where everyone in the network accepts a shared objective - to help business owners achieve unparalleled results.

How will the consulting process work?

When you first meet your dedicated IBS consultant, you will work together to establish key SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based) objectives. Your advisor will help you identify the key priorities for your organisation and provide a review of all areas of the business to ensure that you can achieve your key objectives.

Your advisor will then analyse all of the data on your business that you’ve provided and prepare key strategic reports, advising you of the best ways to achieve your defined goals.

Once you've both agreed your individual strategy, it's up to you to get to work. While you're implementing all the activities you need to grow your business, your consultant will be there to help you review your results at each stage of the process.

Once you've achieved your goals, your advisor will provide you with a detailed business planning report, which will advise you on your progress, and explain how to ensure that your business and your employees can continue to go from strength to strength.

How Can I Be Sure ICON Can Help Me?

If we take on a project it is because we know we can help. We are so confident of this we offer a money back guarantee on our core range of programmes.

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