Successfully Operating a Business

Over the past few years, Georgia has been rapidly growing and booming with small businesses.  Georgia has become a hub for innovation and creative ideas, a place where entrepreneurs can come to act on their aspirations. Atlanta, GA is the named the 7th top city in the United States to start a small business in. Most of Georgia’s revenue comes from small businesses. So what are the challenges for small business ? Staying in operation,  funding, keeping a consistent cash flow. These are just to name a few.  Many consultants, such as myself, have seen over the years, how businesses begin and in the next 6 months or few years, close. So what do you we do to decrease the chances of that happening? First, lets educate our small business owners and inspired entrepreneurs. 

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Let’s provide them with the necessary tools needed to operate a successful business. Many owners and entrepreneurs doesn’t know which financial statement they shall review or why should they be reviewed. As consultants, we break down each section and help them analyze the overall picture. Even in the beginning stage, it is important for us to know your business idea, what entity type you want to  establish, and why. Here is where we assess the pros and cons with your selection. Based on that information, you select what is better for you and your vision.
Next, you are putting plans in place. Most consultants helps with strategic planning or developing the best business practices for your company. It is very important for all owners to understand why having guidelines, policies, and procedures in place. This protects them from any disputes or legal actions. Also you want to make sure that these components align with the vision you have for your company.
Now you talk about effective marketing strategies for your business.
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Each marketing consultant can help you strategically analyze which marketing platform or sales channel will be perfect for your business. Social media has become one the number 1 effective tools for driving sales. You just have to know your target audience and how to reach them.
Once we go over theses key essentials tips and tools needed to run your business, now its time to review the overall scope of your business on an executive level. Every aspect of your business should be examined: Marketing, Business Processes, Practices, Policies and Procedures, Workflow, and Work Performance. Once you have to carefully review each component, ask these question,  Are each effective ? Are they performing to their satisfied capacity? Do they align with your vision? Where do you see the opportunity? where is the threat? Which area can improve? Once you answer these questions, you must come to a conclusion if your business can carry on to the next month, if not, what is your plan actions ?
This is what we teach and educate small business owners on, operating a business, successfully running a business, and effective marketing strategies.
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We have successfully coached businesses, helped start ups, redefine and shape businesses, and even help with the growth and improvement of a business. We have put together a training manual for small business owners, packed with a wealth of knowledge, tools, and tips needed to successfully operate your business.
For seminars, training, and workshops; books us as your facilitator ! For more information, contact us at info@peavyassociates.com or Coordinate with Danielle Eaton at danielleeatonllc@gmail.com for booking info at Self Development U.
Successfully Yours,
 
Teleigha Peavy, Principal Consultant

Wanting Consistent Projects

All you need is one! That’s my response every time I speak with a fellow colleague wanting to start a business or become a freelancer.  They always states, “It seems to come easy for you to get more projects.” But actually, it didn’t.

When I got started, I was putting in twenty proposals a day and constantly promoting my services. After two weeks, I got my first break. A willing client was very considerate of giving me a chance. Of course it was based upon my experience and knowledge of a particular software, but it was my very first time working remotely for someone. I made it my mission and duty to do a good job for this client because I knew that this could lead to me winning more projects. The client was so impressed he wrote me a great review and 5star rating on the freelancing website. After that, it became a snowball effect. I was still putting in a lot of proposals but I had my resume, rating, and review to help me win the projects.

Now of course there will be hurdles or hiccups along the way. Everything is a challenge. Sometimes life will throw you a curveball, but that’s when you expect the unexpected. The number one trait clients look for in a service provider is dependability. There are so much technology out there where you can keep your client informed of any situations you may have. You also want to gain their trust and confidence in you that the work will be performed right. Even if it’s remotely, clients can hear that confidence in your voice.  As a freelancer or small business, you don’t just give correct work, but quality and outstanding work, sometimes you have to go above and beyond for clients. Their reviews really do matter.

You have to remain persistent and determined to keep getting projects, perform quality work, get reviews or references, and market your services. When I use Moonlighting to promote my services, I post my opportunities and then share them via, Twitter and Facebook. I then take the link and post it to Linkedin. Oh my gosh the exposure and traffic I was getting!  I love to hear my phone chime from the Moonlighting App that someone saved my opportunity and liked it! Soon I started to get in emails and calls about my services.

Since the snowball effect of projects after projects begin, I’ve changed my mindset from self-employed to a small business owner. I legally formed my business in 2011 (even though I’ve been doing this since 2009) and developed processes and systems to manage and perform my work. There’s processes for marketing like posting opportunities two times a day on websites for service providers like Moonlighting, responding to bids, marketing services, and posting ads.  Once you start getting a lot of busy work, you will need management systems in place for organization, structure, and effectively perform the required services.

So start submitting proposals and bids, market your services, use freelancing websites like Moonlighting to get in more consistent clients! All you need is one good client and review! The rest will surely come!

Why Are we Voted the Best of 2015?

Peavy and Associates Award

It’s simple really. We provided quality business consulting and development services to our clients. We guide and some steps works hands on in the processes of building their businesses. We do not only give advice and plan of actions, but actually processes and support work that helps you get closer to reaching your goals and operating your business.

Contact us for more information at 678-667-7988 or info@peavyassociates.com.

Need Quality Business Plans, Consulting, Development, or Strategic Planning Services?

Peavy and Associates’ Business Services, Inc. has been providing quality business consulting and development services for many clients through Atlanta, SC, and other parts of the U.S. They even provide outsourced services to other consulting firms, working on their financial projections.

Contact a Business Consultant who provides strategic plan of actions for you to take your business and idea to the next level. Making it a sound great financial idea come to life! Contact us at:

Phone: 678-667-7988
Website: http://www.peavyassociates.com

Rates:
Business Plans – $400
Market Research Plans – $ 300 ( want it included with the business plan? add $100)
Financial Projections- $ 105 a piece (included in the business plan for free)
Executive Summary – $55
Business Consulting Services – $125/hr
Small Projects – $50 – $350 (depends on the scope of work)
Ongoing Services – $ 40 – $50/ hr (depends on the scope of work)

Business Support Services

Business Support Services

Starting A Business? Need a Business Plan? Contact us!

business-plan-300 Business Plans are the Blue Print of your business!

Business plans are the guide and foundation of your business. They are the go to for more information of what your business is about and for creditors, why should they be interested in your business. Often times, creditors want to know what you are doing to make your business successful, are there any other businesses like yours, and the numbers.  They want to make sure that they will be getting a great return on their investment.

So, if you need a company whose team are skillful business writers, proposal writers , and business consultants, contact us for more information at https://peavyassociates.com/contact-us/

Price List

Standard Business Plans – starting $ 400 ( Market research included for $100 more)

Market Research / Analysis – $300 (alone)

Ongoing Consulting Services – $2, 500 – $3,500 a month

  • Involves financial and operations management
  • Other is business process improvement,

Project Basis – $40 – $50 /hour (depends on the scope of work)

Start- up Consulting Project – $300 – $700

Consultation- $125 (retainer)

So When Do You Need Back Office Support? Why?

Office Needs Organization

There are several advantages for outsourcing back office office work to firms or individuals, especially for small businesses, startups, busy offices, traveling professionals, and entrepreneurs. These perks are:

  • Avoidance of payroll and its taxes
  • Paying for hourly rates that is not affordable
  • Paying for services when needed, and not someone “riding” the clock
  • Having someone available to you all the time when need, someone you can depend on even after “normal business hours”

Oh the list can go on and on! Here’s the thing, there are several virtual assistant companies out there, who helps with email handling, scheduling appointment, social media, booking travel arrangements, etc.  What about the heavy duty work? The work that executives do that they need assistance with? For instance:

  • Review of important documentations
  • Preparing Presentations for their meetings
  • Preparing business documents (reports, agendas, minutes, memos, policies)
  • Help with human resources functions
  • Help with business operations
  • Project management services
  • Assistance with special projects
  • Financial management of the business

These are the services we, Peavy and Associates, considers to complex upper management administrative duties.  From the operations to the financial aspect of the business, you may need help with because either you or your department is overwhelmed with work already, or maybe working on a special project to meet deadlines. The daily activities began to pile up and become unintended, this is why back office support is needed.

Contact us today to learn more at 678-667-7988 or info@peavyassociates.com

When is Back office or Business Support Services is needed?

Business Support Services

Business Support Services

When business owners, departments, or key executives are overloaded with work, they rely on a team to assist them with their tasks. Mostly, are seeking someone or a team to help them meet deadlines and complete a project. Others need someone to help them structure and analyze their business process. Basically, when you are overwhelmed or feel all over the place with work, you outsource your services to a back office team.

A company that provides you will business support services can help you with any task you need. If they have advance technical capabilities, services can be performed remotely or occasionally onsite. Try a team out today or call us at 678-66-7988 or email us at info@peavyassociates.com.

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