Start-ups - Ashdale Business Consulting



No matter how strong your idea is,
         starting your own business can be daunting


Once the excitement of setting-up is over you can often feel very alone and isolated all too soon.  50% of Start-ups in the UK fail within 5 years.

Small businesses that receive support are 20% more likely to experience growth than those that don’t*.

Regardless of what industry you are in Start-ups all face similar questions…

How to Sell More, Charge More and Lower Costs?


I help answer this for Start-ups by:

  • Sell More - Strategy
    Looking at different routes to market to identify areas for growth
    Developing marketing communications to ensure customer engagement
    Building compelling selling stories to encourage customers to buy
  • Charge More - Insight
    Understanding customer & category trends to anticipate future needs

    Identifying higher margin and more profitable products and services
    Looking at market & category dynamics to help set prices
  • Lower Costs - Analysis
    Analyse the company’s value chain to identify areas for improvement & savings
    Benchmarking raw materials and utility costs and re-negotiate as required
    Providing models to improve business planning to make better use of resources
  • Thought Leadership - Other
    Running sessions to review strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats
    Providing independent advice with regard to specific business decisions
    Offering training and coaching across different business disciplines


For more details about some of the Start-ups I have already helped in these ways then have a look at my Clients page .

* Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative