...Should I stay or should grow now? If I grow there will be trouble, but if I stay it will be double...
Are you ready for the challenges rapid growth brings?
Pre-Scale Services: Evaluations
8 Fifteen provides independent & objective evaluation services to help business owners, lenders, and investors make sure a company has the steak to back up it's sizzle. Evaluating a businesses position in the marketplace is key to determining how ready it is to grow to the next level.
Competitive Analysis Audit
Companies change and improve as they grow in response to the markets they compete in. Change in response to competition can be healthy and can lead to better products and services; which lead to more sales. Competition shouldn't be feared, but it must be factored in to growth plans for companies that plan to win long term.
This audit helps small business owners and stakeholders get information they need about a company's real strengths, weaknesses and the suitability of its products and services.
Businesses that have a defined product or service and are in the process of defining their market or need to improve their product-market-fit.
Pre-funding Operations Audit
Our pre-funding audit applies a level of scrutiny and thoroughness to validating a small businesses operating processes that is normally reserved for their financials or their legal preparation. Our goal is to identify operating problems before they show up as reduced profitability or an inability to pay back lenders or investors.
This audit saves lenders or investors the time & energy it takes to validate the assumptions in a business plan or pitch. Because we are business plan experts we can help lenders save time without increasing the risk of a bad deal.
Lending applicants that may be 'bankable' but that don't convey a clear understanding of what is needed to run a small business and stay profitable.
For businesses that have made it past the initial challenges of getting started, getting a finished product / service ready for market and now need to develop systems to attract, add & keep customers & staff while maintaining profitability we offer custom collaborative services.
8 Fifteen partners with select businesses and works alongside the leadership, inside the business, to help create & implement custom systems to facilitate sustained growth and become more attractive for investment or lending.
For business owners smart enough to recognize that they cant do everything themselves and that investing in help at the right time enables the rapid growth needed to keep up with larger competitors or break into markets they may otherwise not be able to, we offer custom business development services.
Based on your goals and the capabilities of your staff we will define a set of deliverables and we will work with you, inside your business to deliver results to help your business grow.
Companies with significant growth potential that don't want to hire more employees but need strategic help and are willing to invest a little to get a lot of return.
" Tracy has been an influential consultant for both Texas Glass Restoration and Optimum Rope Access Solutions. His business insight has been a proven resource in helping us build two successful organizations and he has been a trusted guide to help us navigate challenging situations. I would recommend him to anyone needing consulting and planning services."
Todd Bentley , Optimum Rope Access Solutions