Steinke Consulting works with business owners and leaders in an innovative hands-on approach with the aim of not just fixing problems but building long term business success.
The focus is on developing a partnership to drive operational excellence, higher quality management and teamwork. We tailor our services to your needs and budget after our initial free business assessment.
Business Strategy: Defining the strategic positioning of your brand in the competitive environment by developing a long lasting business model that includes: competition analysis, product offer, price positioning, business development, distribution and operational restructuring.
Operational Efficiency: Maximising the efficiency of your operational processes including resources, product handling, head office support, and sales force.
Sales and Marketing: Implementation of innovative marketing strategies to boost sales without increasing cost.
Technology: We will align your IT environment with your business objectives, maximising the use of the latest technologies, such as "cloud Computing" and to drive the best value for money.
Financial security: Optimising the financial structures through, realistic budget and cost control processes, risk management and financial projections, including the provision of extensive financial reporting tools to keep you in control at every moment.
Organisation: Ensuring the appropriate organisational model for your current and future business needs.
Business Development: If you want to expand your business into new or existing markets, either by opening up a new subsidiary, acquisitions or franchises, Steinke Consulting has all the experience to ensure a profitable expansion from day one.
Steinke Consulting has a wealth of hands-on business management experience in international markets such as Europe, USA and Canada with a proven track record of successfully restructuring businesses to achieve long term profitability. We have experience in many business sectors such as Retail, Manufacturing, Information Technology and Franchising. Centrally based near Antwerp in Belgium, we are able to service all western European markets.
Our fees are normally based on an hourly rate or a monthly retainer. However we can also offer a reduced hourly rate with a performance related bonus. This can reduce the cash flow requirements until key business milestones have been reached.
Our services are tailored to each client’s needs. In order for us to gain a better understanding of your needs we offer a free consultation which includes a free business assessment to ensure that you receive the best consulting package for your budget.
We strongly believe in long term partnership. That's why even after our assignment we will stay in touch with you on a regular basis to follow up on your progress and further coach you with any relevant issues at no charge.
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance: It's an old saying but the key to long term growth and profitability lies in the preparation & planning stage. It is imperative you define where you are going and how you are going to get there. After you know that, you should measure the results to see how you are doing against your projections. A plan should be reviewed regularly and adjusted, where necessary, to ensure it is still relevant to your goals.
Initial Assessment: during this stage, we will have a meeting to understand the key drivers of the business and your objectives. The output from this will be a 1-3 page summary of the key issues of the business and a high level action plan. See sample
Developing the Plan & Setting the Budget: during this stage, we will partner with you to prepare a plan and determine the best cost structure to get your business objectives realised in the most efficient way.
Execution of the Plan: You can have a good plan, but unless you do something with it, it remains just that - a plan. Through regular management meetings we will help you track and monitor your progress against the plan, make amendments and reassess priorities...
You can't manage what you don't measure: Key performance indicators & benchmarks will be developed and visualised in the form of graphs, where possible, to help you see at a glance how your business is doing. This allows you to influence your business in all areas.
Optimising the productivity of your sales force: We can also help you implement Customer Relationship Management (CRM), maximising the business opportunities with existing and future customers.
Managing Performance: From time to time, it is important that you take a step back from day-to-day operations and review both where you against the plan and your own performance and leadership in achieving your goals & profitability.
Thought Leadership & Coaching: We provide thought leadership and coaching throughout the entire length of our involvement, typically by holding offsite meetings with the key stakeholders. During these meetings, we will assess together how well every aspect of the business is progressing including the behaviours that drove positive outcomes and those that did not. Also, we will review how well the objectives are being met and what adjustments are necessary, if any.
Company Brand & Positioning: What makes you different from your competitors? How you answer this should be embedded in everything you do and dictate your culture. We can help make your brand unique through competition analysis, customer needs analysis and anticipating market trends to establish the product or service postioning accordingly.