Business Help & Advice
ibd offer a full range of support to business owners, entrepreneurs & company directors. We help you solve real business problems in order to survive in today’s troubling times.
Our consultancy support goes far beyond just advice & guidance.
We offer you both a ‘board of directors’ range of business experts who are experienced business owner/managers and/or specialists who work closely with you, as a client, providing hands-on practical implementation of business solutions.
Our knowledge of local business networks and strategic partnerships means we will source relevant investment opportunities or government grant funding for which you may be eligible yet not know about.
Our expert local advisers offer short consultancies and one-to-one clinics leading to, where appropriate, participation in our gold standard ibd BDP (business development programme) with a dedicated project manager.
ibd are also an Approved Delivery Centre for SFEDI Awards training and Accredited Business Mentors with IOEE/mentors me and the Association for Business Mentors.
SFEDI courses lead to nationally-accredited qualifications in business enterprise. They are suitable for business owners wishing to learn more about starting a business, or enhance their business skills to improve their existing performance, or particular aspects (such as marketing), as well as for business support professionals.
Working both with individuals and organisations, we are committed to getting you results, whether through ideas & mentoring support in terms of strategies & planning, or ‘rolling up our sleeves’ kind of assistance implementing solutions.
Individual help to business manager/owners, e.g.
free 1-2-1 clinic
business planning & cashflow forecasting
business skills training
Organisational help for small businesses/ companies, e.g.
- project management
- quality management
- website & social media development
- human resource management
- health & safety
- access to funding
- contract negotiation
- factory relocation