Expanding Into HR Consulting!

By SBS

We just couldn’t sit by and watch our small business clients struggle to find a viable solution for their Human Resources needs, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and launch a Fractional HR Consulting division this month. We now provide human resources consulting to companies that normally would not have access to them. We remove headaches – from creating policies that are compliant, to jumping in and solving recruitment and retention issues, to helping with that “problem” employee. Our service is completely scalable, so we’ll be with you as a trusted advisor as your payroll grows and your HR needs become more complex.   How can we work with you? Monthly Retainer: Not ready to have a full-fledged HR department, but ready to delegate HR off your desk? Get peace of mind starting as low as $175/month ​​Projects: Need HR expertise for a specific project or event? We are ready to jump in and complete these for you! Do you have questions or need help with any of these topics? We have the answers! HR Strategy Policy Development Workforce Planning Recruitment Compliance Compensation and Incentive Plans Employee Benefits and Wellness Handbooks Training and Development Programs Unemployment Claims Employee Engagement Organization Charts Job Descriptions Want a more comprehensive set of services for your business? SBS can bundle these HR services with our fractional CFO services, giving you everything you need to help you run your business for one fixed fee. Contact us today to find out what…

Why Strategic Planning Is Important for Small Businesses Too

By imarketing

Whether you’re just starting out or looking ahead to how you’ll scale your growth over the next few years, having and managing a strategy for the future of your small business is important. Too often, small businesses can conceptualize the value of strategic planning but ultimately back away, thinking that the scope of that type of strategy is better intended for larger operations. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Strategic planning is a business solution that can benefit operations of all sizes – from a small “mom and pop” local business to the largest corporation. We know that 70% of businesses that use a formal process for managing their strategy outperform those that don’t. That last thing you want for your small business is to be on the wrong side of those numbers. Here is why strategic planning for small businesses is so important today. Why Does Any Business Need Strategic Planning? No business opens its doors with a plan to fail. Every business has their sights set on the future, and in order to make that future a reality, a plan that outlines goals and a strategy for achieving them is crucial. Without a plan, you’re just stumbling around in the dark, holding your breath and hoping you make it over the next hurdle. Strategic small business planning puts a system of procedures in place that will guide your business to meeting each of its goals and achieving measurable growth. This type of planning looks different for each…

How Business Consultants Can Help You Scale and Grow Your Small Business

By imarketing

Every small business shares a desire to grow. However, keeping the lights on can often seem like an incredible challenge in and of itself. So how do you place your small business on a solid foundation, and chart a path to the next level? That’s where small business consulting comes into play. The right business consultants provide two key things: experience and perspective. Bridging the Knowledge Gap Where you are and where you want to be is often a matter of bridging the gap between what you know now and what you need to know. It can be costly to bring on employees with that knowledge and time-consuming to gain that knowledge on your own. But business consultants provide a cost-effective means of tapping into the knowledge you need. True knowledge is gained through experience. When you hire a business consultant, you’re looking for someone who’s helped businesses like yours navigate the trials and challenges that lie ahead. This experience means they can help you avoid pitfalls and get where you’re going faster. Seeing Things Differently The right business consultant will tap into their experience to provide you with a new way of looking at things. When running a small business and managing all of the responsibility and stress involved, it can be hard to see the bigger picture. Fear, doubt, pressure, and ambition cause many small business owners to batter away at challenges over and over again, often taking the same approach each time. A business consultant can bring…