Services


Consulting Services In The Area Of:

Business Performance
Change Management
Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Customer Service
Economic Analysis
Entrepreneurship
Leadership Development
Human Resource Management
Marketing & Sales
Strategy
Blue Ocean Strategy

Business Performance

SBG provides services that improve companies and nonprofits in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication
  • Employee Productivity
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Executive Leadership
  • Board of Directors Performance
  • Sustainability Orientation Consistent With Profitability
  • Pricing
  • Economic and Competitive Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Future Studies of the Market
  • Execution and Implementation of Programs
  • Change Management

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Change Management

SBG knows that there are four key elements to make change management activities successful:

  1. A Careful, Well Documented Analysis of the Problem and Approaches to Solving the Problem
  2. Communication with and Buy-In by All Employees and Management
  3. Clear Lines of Responsibility for Everyone in the Company
  4. Monitoring, Data Collection, and Effective Oversight

SBG has organizational development experts ready to assist your company. We promote the new concept of "Reset" as a new development in how companies operate. When a company "resets" it focuses on the future and finds ways to cast off old activities that no longer produce value.

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Corporate Finance

SBG has former Chief Financial Officers, Administrators of Nonprofits, accountants and bookkeepers who can assist companies and nonprofits be prepared for any audit, show its financials in the best, most accurate light, and use the financials of the company the way Jim McKinsey wanted companies to use them - to help them make the best future oriented decisions possible.

Corporate finance is more than keeping an accurate set of books. It is knowing when and how a company should invest, how much the company is worth, know how to structure strategic partnerships, distributor agreements, compensation agreements, and manage cash flow.

SBG can work with your staff to bring your corporate finance activities up to a level of clarity and accuracy that will help you always know the financial position of your company, and help your company grow.

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Corporate Governance

  1. Improve Board of Directors€™ operations, productivity, new board member selection, board planning, committee structures
  2. Enhanced decision support structures through business intelligence and data warehousing necessary for company wide decisions
  3. Improved strategic planning approaches
  4. Development of real board oversight and staff to board reporting systems

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Customer Service

SBG has trained experts and published authors in the field of customer service. From the retail floor activities where your sales personnel deal with your customers, to the highly automated customer relationship management systems that track every customer's and every potential customer's interactions with the company, SBG has experienced customer service consultants.

Customer service has taken a beating in this recession in many sectors. SBG can conduct customer service studies and surveys that will shed light on how your company stacks up against your competition, and how your company can develop the right policies and secure the right training to improve your customer service.

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Economic Analysis

Businesses and nonprofits must look at their services and products from several perspectives. Will there be a demand for the product or service? What is the least cost method that can be used to product an product or service with acceptable quality and durability? Is the price point at which there will be a significant demand one that will yield a profit, or for a non-profit, cover costs? What will the competition do in response to the product or service offered and the price of our offering?

Many elements affect the economics of an offering. Is there government support in the form of tax credits, tax free zones, favorable land acquisition opportunities, availability of credit, potential to raise funds from investors or from the corporation from where the product or service will be launched. Whether your company is bootstrapping or is a Fortune 50 company that can finance a new offering internally, an economic plan for every new product or service, and an economic plan for every business and nonprofit is essential.

SBG has economists, market analysts, feasibility study experts, and a team that can lead your company to develop a comprehensive economic analysis of your current and proposed offerings. Using scenario planning, we can incorporate potential changes or disruptions in the marketplace like cap and trade legislation, changes in our Cuba trade policy, and can help your company put its best economic foot forward to promote financial success.

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business. It is about identifying profitable and sustainable business opportunities at every stage of a business. Social entrepreneurship is about finding a social need and developing an approach, be it a service or product, that will help meet this social need and is financially supportable.

SBG is one of the nation's leading consulting firms in the area of entrepreneurship. We develop business plans. We help companies assemble the right management team, the right marketing team, the right location, the right supply chain, the right international trade partners, set the right price for its goods and services, hire the right web development team, and serve as an all purpose consulting firm working with companies and nonprofits all along the way.

Consultants at SBG have written books on entrepreneurship, taught at six universities at the MBA and undergraduate level, and have written over 100 published articles on entrepreneurship. We know entrepreneurs are usually not awash with cash. So we structure our fees to accommodate our clients' pocketbook.

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Leadership Development

Leadership in the 21st Century is being recalibrated to integrate the skills and competencies essential for the engagement of human capital and the growth of human potential. Gallup research confirms that the current cost of employee disengagement is enormous-hundreds of billions of dollars are lost in the U.S.A. economy alone each year. The expectations of leadership are expanding to include accountability and alignment of leadership behaviors, which reinforce not only the financial goals of the organization, but more importantly, the performance management objectives of an organization.

A recent report from the Human Capital Institute entitled "The Economics of Engagement" quantities the bottom line impact to organizations when the leadership culture does not consistently engage their human capital and encourage the growth of their human potential. The report also illustrates the competitive differentiation possible to those organizations who invest in a leadership culture which emphasizes engagement of human capital.

To preview this compelling report, please Click Here

The leadership professionals of Herb Rubenstein Consulting specialize in the discovery, development and practice of the skills and competencies essential to effective engagement of human capital and growth of human, potential resulting in the enhancement of your Return on Engagement (ROE).

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Human Resource Management

  1. Evaluation of how well current employees are managed and developed
  2. Analysis of training needs for employees to prepare for the future
  3. Analysis of wages, benefits, and all costs associated with employees
  4. Development of enhanced roles for employees to participate effectively in company decisions
  5. Improve communication between employees and management

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Marketing and Sales

  1. Improvement of sales processes and tracking
  2. Integration of management information systems and sales reporting systems
  3. Market research including quantitative and qualitative
  4. Understanding of all barriers to sales
  5. Competitive analysis
  6. Pricing and value analysis

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Strategy

  1. Development of robust strategic plans for companies
  2. Analysis of all macro-economic forces that will affect a company's future
  3. Trends analysis
  4. Predictions of disruptive economic and technological and social forces that will impact a company's bottom line and future
  5. Engagement of the entire enterprise in developing, supporting, and implementing all future strategies of the company

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Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy is a book that outlines how companies can lead customers by providing innovative products that create their own demand. Herb Rubenstein Consulting is the exclusive provider in the west of Blue Ocean Strategy training via computer assisted simulation. This simulation has been created by StratX, an international consulting firm, and is licensed exclusively in the West to Herb Rubenstein Consulting. This training is two days and can change how the research and product development, strategy, and top marketing officers of your company will create new, innovative products and services in the future.

For more information contact Herb Rubenstein, President, SBG at herb@sbizgroup.com . For a thorough book review of the book, Blue Ocean Strategy, see our book review under the tab: Resources/Articles or click here.

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