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Our Process

The Consulting Flow

Each of our projects follows a 5-step process. From our initial contact with a client to when the final results of the project are realized, the SBC process allows our consultants to develop unique strategies to address the issues facing your business.

  1. 1

    Submit Questionnaire

    We ask that you start our consulting process by providing us with some quick details about your business and the challenges that you are facing. This survey will give us a better idea of your current situation and your goals for the project before assessing the best way we can work with you.

    Start the Survey
  2. 2

    Client Interview

    Once the questionnaire has been received, an interview will be arranged in our offices at Smith School of Business, at your company location, or by telephone. This will be your opportunity to ask further questions about our process and expertise, and our opportunity to gain further details regarding your unique situation.

  3. 3

    Accept Proposal

    Within three business days of the interview (two weeks for May to August clients), a formal proposal will be submitted to you from the SBC consultants. This proposal will contain a project plan, timeline for completion, as well as associated costs. Our firm bills a nominal fee of $150 per consultant/day. We work with each client to tailor our services and match your budget.

  4. 4

    Receive Report

    By working with you throughout the consulting process, our consultants create results that are customized for your specific business, industry and challenge. After a SBC team has conducted the required work to fulfill your project requirements, they will report their findings to your company team complete with all key deliverables.

  5. 5

    Realize Results

    When developing final recommendations for your company, SBC always keeps results top-of-mind. For more information about the results we can create for your firm, you can refer to our client testimonials.

Our Consulting Fees

Smith Business Consulting charges $20 per consultant hour for each project, with the average project being around 150 hours.

50% of the retainer is expected when the proposal is signed, and the rest of the payment is expected at the conclusion of the project.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the process or our fee structure, please feel free to get in touch.

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Our Services

We are dedicated to providing high-value and high-impact advice in the areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, e-commerce, information systems, production management, and market research.

Starting a New Business

  • Business Plans
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Planning
  • Competitor Analysis

Marketing Management

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Promotion Strategies
  • New Product Testing and Launching

Financial Management

  • Accounting Assistance
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Investment Analysis
  • Economic Assessments

Production Management

  • Inventory and Cost Control
  • Production Planning
  • Materials Management
  • Productivity Enhancement