When it comes to competitive sports or arts, every star has a coach. You can also increase the competitive advantage of your company by aligning yourself with a proven business coach and be the winner.
Business is a competitive activity similar to sports. The team with an even small “competitive edge” is more likely to win. The question is, what should business founders do with passage of time in order to maintain an edge over their competitors in a constantly changing business environment?
For example during a football game, snow falls equally on both parties, but the team that has been especially trained for playing in inclement weather stands a better chance of winning. Unfortunately, many small to mid-sized business founders or owners are not prepared for the tough and competitive business environment of today compared to more aggressive competitors.
The key to gaining and maintaining the needed competitive edge, is for the business owners and operators to recognize that they may need a seasoned Business Coach similar to a sports team that would hire a coach with an established winning record to keep their team ahead of their competitors. Since 1980 we have provided Business Coaching services to business owners and executives for leadership skills, growth strategies and overcoming growing pains. In fact, the longer that you have been in business, the more would be the potential for beneficial change due to the tunnel vision effect.
We specialize in increasing human output in business with the specific goal of increasing sales and bottom line profits. Our work is not limited to any specific industry as they are all operated by human beings. Here is a partial list of some of our clients whose sales and profits we have increased:
Company Profile: Provider of Long-Term Care Plans
A local branch of an insurance company specializing in selling long term care plans was experiencing low sales. The normal mode of sales was cold calling by sales agents who would then make an appointment to see mostly retired individuals in order to explain the program and close the sale.
In the beginning there was no methodical approach to train the callers do this successfully. After six months, the sales increased by 35% as a result of the sales training routine that was established.
Company Profile: Niche Product Importer and Distributor
This is a company specializing in importing and distribution of food items from many overseas countries to US supermarkets. They were having problems establishing contacts and working relationships with buyers of companies in order to make presentation and get orders after many repeated trials.
We managed to find and train an individual acting as an inside employee with the necessary talent of making such appointments which resulted in obtaining many appointments for the VP of Sales of the company and a 50% growth in sales within one year.
Company Profile: Established Electronics Manufacturer & Importer
This $14 million consumer electronics company produces its goods in far east and markets them mainly in Mexico and other Latin American countries. They contacted us back in 2006 with the goal of establishing better organization and increasing the performance of their staff.
This business was started by two partners who had some long term communication and working issues between them.
We helped resolve the issues in between and bring a culture to the company that resulted in much smoother operation and 30% increase in sales within one year.
Company Profile: Growing Import Business
This was a $1 million company specializing in importation of home décor items such as artificial flowers, personal care and fragrances which are mainly sold in major retail chains.
Since the company started working with us three years ago, the company has grown by 300% in sales volume through business strategies impacted and coached by us, which included forming teams of highly driven people to work with the company, design of appropriate compensation plans and formulation of new business models.
Company Profile: Venture Capital Investment Firm
This is a multi-billion dollar venture capital company specializing in high technology and financial investments. We worked with them on one of their projects in 2008. We generated a new e-commerce division to an already existing brick and mortar operation which resulted in generation of $5 million dollars additional sales for the company within the following 12 months.
This is what the CEO had to say recently when we asked him for a testimonial to be put in our web site:
“Shawn Halimi Consulting is an essential resource for any CEO or senior executive who is committed to leading their organization to new, unprecedented levels of performance. They operate as partners with passion, integrity and dedication, employing their powerful methodology to build organizations that bring out the best in people while delivering outstanding business results.”
Company Profile: High-End Jewelery Manufacturer
This diamond ring manufacturing company sold 50% of its stock to an investor who was also supposed to remain as silent partner.The way, it turned out, the investor discovered that the partner had made certain misrepresentations and the company was experiencing operating losses almost immediately after the deal was closed.
We were brought in by the investor to remedy the situation. We changed the business model by disbanding local manufacturing and transferred manufacturing to Thailand, thus reducing both the cost of goods and operating expenses drastically.
The company became profitable again and was sold with a profit to a new owner.
Company Profile: Medium-Sized Sub-Contracting Company
This is a $12 company specializing in doing installation contract work for major cable companies with a staff of 200 people.
We were asked to help them with problems regarding management issues encountered with distant local branches and their staffing. Within six months the president of the company was very satisfied with the results and reported an impressive increase in his bottom line which he confired that it directly related to our intervention.
This is a $12 company specializing in doing installation contract work for major cable companies with a staff of 200 people. We were asked to help them with problems regarding management issues encountered with distant local branches and their staffing. The president of the company was very satisfied with the results and reported an impressive increase in his bottom line directly related to our intervention.
Company Profile: Niche Architecture Component Contractor
This is a specialized contractor of building products who came to us to develop a proper infrastructure for their company after 13 years of being in business and increase their annual volume of contracts, back in 2001.
After one year we implemented a new competitive bidding system that increased the contracts on hand from $2 million to $10 million.
Company Profile: New Architectural Component Manufacturing Company
This one million dollar contractor of architectural precast components which are used as decorative pieces for buildings.
The owner of this company started a business coaching relationship with us. During the course of one year, we helped increase their sales by 75%.
We developed a system for bidding and acquiring projects which has worked very well and proved invaluable in terms of acquiring new business for the company with minimum investment and capital.
Architectural precase concrete Contractor
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