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Finding the right Expert

Find the right expert for your business. Expertise that's right for you at the right time of your business cycle, from legal
matters through to business coaching. Whether you're starting up or scaling-up...

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Seed & Development

This is the very beginning of the business lifecycle, before your startup is even officially in existence. You’ve got a business idea and are ready to take the plunge. But first you must assess just how viable your startup is likely to be. At this stage, you’re likely to require legal support for contracts and policies, a marketing expert to help shape your marketing strategy, a web developer to create a compelling website and perhaps a business coach to point you in the right direction.  Whatever you need at this stage, 121with has relevant Providers waiting for your call!

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Start-Up

Once you’ve thoroughly canvassed and tested your business idea and are satisfied that it is ready to go, it’s time to make it official and launch the startup. You may well require IT expertise, a business coach to guide you, legal support on IP and contract matters, advice on how to create a real social media presence, design experts to ensure your brand is solid, SEO specialists to make you as visible as possible and recruitment consultants to make sure you’re bringing the right people on board.

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Growth & Establishment

At this stage, your business should now be generating a consistent source of income and regularly taking on new customers. Cash flow should start to improve as recurring revenues help to cover ongoing expenses, and your business should be looking forward to seeing profits improve slowly and steadily.  At this stage you may well need some ongoing support in areas such as HR and business coaching but also urgent issues may arise meaning crisis management is vital to the maintenance of a good reputation - this is where a PR expert may come in. Legal advice may be required for employee disputes that may come up.

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Scale-Up (Expansion)

At this stage your business might feel there is almost a routine-like feel to running the business. Staff are in place to handle the areas that the founder/s no longer have the time to manage (nor should they be managing), and the business has now firmly established its presence within the industry. You may be looking for further investment, meaning know-how from a financial consultant is required. Further marketing development or SEO activity may be needed to ensure the brand maintains its place in the market and IT specialists are always necessary to the day to day running and troubleshooting of technology systems.

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Maturity & Possible Exit

Having navigated the expansion stage of the business lifecycle successfully, your business should now be seeing stable profits year-on-year. Experienced business coaches, relevant to this stage of the lifecycle, are vital to offer advice and guidance in unchartered waters, whilst financial consultants will help ensure the healthy maintenance of the business’ profits and to perhaps assist with your exit strategy.

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