Communication is the lifeblood of an organization, so why is it that so many companies overlook this critical element to their business? Unfortunately, it almost always boils down to a lack of tools & ‘know how’ to effectively implement and nurture a strong, open-communication organization. Let us teach you how to communicate properly.
PR & Branding are typically weaknesses for most small businesses, however in today’s markets that barrier-to-compete with the larger companies/competitors is almost nonexistent. Technology and social media have leveled the playing field, yet smaller companies default to the old PR paradox and mindset. When it comes to change and innovation, John Maynard Keynes perhaps best defines the toughest challenge for most small businesses, “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.”
There is no faking company culture, as the true culture of a business is either paving the way to the company’s success or creating pitfalls at every turn. If employees are a company’s #1 asset, then creating a positive company culture is the best capital investment you can make! Unsure ‘how’ to develop a successful culture, contact us today!
As business experts, we are always surprised to see companies who are frustrated by their lack of growth, yet continue ‘the grind’ year after year with the same product(s) in the same market (and not surprisingly the same lack luster results). Hint: It’s time for a change or pivot in your business. Rest assured, it’s not ‘Change’ for the sake of change, it’s all about being adaptive and reactive to the ever-changing market. If your company is struggling with little or no growth, let the experts at Affirm Consulting help you develop & implement a successful growth plan.
Orlando’s growth in start-ups continues to rise, but still ranks # 34th in Kauffman Foundation’s latest study. Read Orlando Business Journal (@OBJUpdate) article about the City Beautiful (Orlando, Florida) and keep an eye out for these rising startups: @BlurtBoxApp @fattmerchant #LoveOrlando#LoveFL
Play to your company’s strengths and find strategic partners to cover weaknesses or gaps in your overall business model. Do NOT try to be all things to all people (customers), as your small business will suffer and quite possibly perish. If you have specific questions about strategic partnerships or whether a strategic partnership is right for your company, contact us today!