I trade through my company DKNS Associates, which operates on (surprisingly!) an Associate model. That means we are not a big business with large premises and lots of staff, and the associated costs. We are a fluid association of professionals who collaborate to provide cost-effective services to businesses like yours.
I concentrate on four main areas, as set out below, but the bottom line is that, whatever your operational or technical business issue, I will be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
For more information about each area, please click the headings below, or contact me.
I analyse the requirement, and can then help you source something off the shelf and implement that, or I can specify, develop and implement a fully bespoke system, and various options in between.
Whatever the issue, I will provide honest, cost-effective support. I don’t have a specific product or system to sell, so will work with you to give you what your business needs, as opposed to what my business needs to sell.
I’m a database specialist, so understand how to get rid of duplication, nonsense and rubbish. I can streamline your business data, and also ensure that it is structured in such a way that you can easily report on it, and that those reports will give you valuable information about your business.
Operational efficiency is often overlooked, especially if you are profitable. I help to make you more profitable, by streamlining processes, integrating systems, and stripping out waste.
It’s a good way to make more money without having to find more customers!
This is the general bit. I have systems and methodologies that can help you define, model and implement your business goals and strategies.
I help you by taking an objective view of various aspects of your business, and by perhaps offering a different perspective. I will also help you implement changes ‘hands-on’ so I don’t just tell you how to run your own business, and then send you an invoice!
Unlike many, if not most, ‘consultancy’ firms I am happy to give fee guidance. Obviously many projects are fixed fee which is by negotiation but, as a general pointer, there is some information here.
Nothing is set in stone, however, as I am my own boss. If you have a proposal that makes sense to all parties, then let’s hear it!