A Harvard Business Review article titled “Consulting is More Than Giving Advice” highlights the risk that “reports (from consulting firms) … have no real impact”, and “the relationship stops at formulation of theoretically sound recommendations that can’t be implemented.”
We are the ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ kind of people. This is what truly sets us apart. Beyond insights, solutions and advice, we get your business up and running. Through our market entry models, we incubate your business on the ground and provide our team and resources to kick-start operations while your commercial viability and business sustainability are still being established. This reduces your exposure, and gives you time to study and adjust to local nuances, till you are ready to fully take on the management of your local operations.
Our team will be your commercial partner. This means we will manage your local operations, run all day-to-day activities, and adapt plans and strategies to market realities; regular performance updates and reports will be provided as agreed. Support resources – accounting and finance, IT, legal and HR – can also be provided.
Start-up operations take time to get off the ground and entail significant resources. Our market entry models signify our commitment to helping our clients be successful. We do not give advice nor make recommendations that we ourselves cannot execute, and risks are managed while business viability is still being established. Your costs are easily capped under a monthly retainer, and we offer complete flexibility by providing an option to exit at pre-agreed milestones.
They say “strategy is easy (not entirely true), execution is hard (very true)”. The challenges are magnified when entering a new geography – Asia is challenging since the pace is fast, and the landscape changes more quickly. Cultural nuances also play a role in communication, goal alignment and performance management, which are all key aspects of strategy implementation.
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