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Where to Find a Business Advisor

Whether you are a contractor, a small business owner or an experienced CEO of a large enterprise, you might not always be an expert in every aspect of your operations. You cannot know everything all the time – but you can ask for help. At Think Differently, we are here to provide you with a business advisor who can offer this help & advice.

If you want to get sure-fire results in your business, getting advice from the experts is always a good idea. We can help you determine the areas where your business is doing well, falling short, and how we can take it to the next level.

Read on if you are in need of advice regarding business, including anything to do with its succession, strategy, and management. At Think Differently, we cover all things to do with business management, and we are here to help you thrive.

Business Strategy Advisor

Bringing on a third-party expert can help you solve any problems going on in your business, advise on business strategy, and fill any holes in your knowledge or leadership skills. At Think Differently, we take our name seriously. We are not here to provide you with a standardised, one-size-fits-all approach that will ultimately fall short in making your business the best it can be.

Rather, we create closely tailored methodologies that accurately reflect your long-term goals. These are composed of step-by-step, intelligent strategies that will help you bring these goals to fruition in a manner unique to your company. This customised approach is what will help you succeed. 

To get the full rundown on all the actions you can take to foster your business, all you have to do is ask the team here at Think Differently for business strategy advice. We will tell you what you need to hear with unwavering patience, communicating in a way that ultimately serves you best, and answer what questions you may have in such detail as is nowhere else to be found in the current business advisor industry. 

At Think Differently, we crave success. More to the point, we want to bring success directly to our clients. Everyone deserves the best business strategy advice to have their best possible chance at getting to the top. Want to meet your business goals? Then give us a call.

Business Advisor

Business Advisors

Nobody expects you to know everything when you run a business. You will get a huge amount of benefit from working with someone who is hands-on, challenges you, and proactively works to enhance your skills. 

And the sooner you bring in some extra help, the better. If there are any problems going on in your operations that you don’t know about, they will only get worse over time. You do not want that thorn in your side to get larger.

The right advisor will analyse everything going on in your business, including factors such as:

  1. Your leadership style
  2. Your employees (their productivity, morale, skills, and workload)
  3. Your business strategy
  4. Your business succession plan
  5. Your account books
  6. Your marketing, sales, and advertising
  7. And so much more!

The advisor you get from Think Differently will be enthusiastic about your business. We will solve your business problems and give you the tools you need to achieve your objectives. And we have the proven expertise to get the job done well.

Accurate, relevant advice

We recommend that you come to us with as much information as you can. The more you bring to us, the more we have to work with, and the better our understanding of your business will be.

At Think Differently, we work with what we’ve got. So come prepared! That way, our team can develop deep knowledge of the issues that may come up in your business and put in the work to develop an effective solution. Therefore, when you approach us with the intent of soliciting expert advice, it would benefit everyone involved if you have in hand the following: 

  1. A detailed treatise on what it is that your business actually does 
  2. A list of goals you are would like to achieve
  3. Descriptions, including context and mitigating factors, of the problems that you are looking to solve
  4. Any business plans and financial documents that are relevant to your case
  5. Questions! Plan what you want to get out of the meeting beforehand – we can advise you so much more effectively if the advice you need is specific. While general advice can be found anywhere, it was not developed with you in mind. Our advice is customised to you and will be more so if we tailor it to your inquiries

Things to consider

If you come to us with nothing, I’m afraid there’s not much we can do. At Think Differently, we work with what we’ve got – this is why I would advise you to come prepared, so that our team can develop deep knowledge of the issues that may plague your business and put in the work to develop an effective cure. Therefore, when you approach us with the intent of soliciting expert advice, it would benefit everyone involved if you have in hand the following:

  1. A detailed treatise on what it is that your business actually does
  2. A list of goals you are attempting to achieve
  3. Descriptions, with context and mitigating factors included, of the problems that you are looking to solve
  4. Any business plans and financial documents that are relevant to your case
  5. Questions! It is not enough to come to us with your hands at your temples, wracked with consternation and wailing to the heavens about the trouble you are in – we can advise you so much more effectively if the advice you need is specific, for general advice can be found anywhere, and was not developed with you in mind –our advice is, and will be more so if we tailor it to your inquiries

The Right Advisor

How do you know that we are the right purveyors of expert advice? Well, let’s pretend you didn’t just read a thousand words written with the purpose of convincing you, and go through some common things that anyone well versed in business should look out for when contemplating the acquisition of premium advice.

Firstly, the advisor you choose should be excited about your business. This will not be a problem – our team is renowned for our collective enthusiasm.

Secondly, they should make you feel confident. Book your initial consultation today and see for yourself how you feel after a relaxed meeting with one of our legendary, inspiring team members.

Finally, ask yourself if they have proven expertise in business and commerce. At Think Differently, our list of successful clientele and our 15 years spent studying and keeping up with business truly do speak for themselves. We have what it takes to be successful management consultants and we hit the mark in getting Kiwi businesses to the top of the ladder.

What our client says

We have been working with Phil since 2012. During this time we have grown from a staff of 10 to well over 30 and quadrupled our turnover. Working with Phil has enabled us to develop strategies and implement plans that we didn’t even know we needed before meeting him. At the beginning of our journey together we were not working on our business at all and, to be honest, we were floundering. Now our leadership is strong, our strategy is clear and we have exceeded most of the goals we have set for ourselves.

Clare McCall

J C McCall Plumbing Contractors Ltd

Phil Pickford has provided considerable support to our business since we began working together in 2008. Over the years he has counseled, advised, mentored and coached me (and my team) on a vast array of subjects! The focus of our meetings has always been on business strategy but he has provided enormous support in other areas as well (management, HR, new business, and organisational structure to name a few). Phil is always very prepared, the meetings are well structured, and his follow up is timely and concise.

Natasha Bourke

Managing Director Skin Health Experts (S.H.E)

We have been using Think Differently for over 2 years and have seen remarkable gains in our business, over 50% growth each year. We have consistently broken sales records and have become a leading force in our field. Phil is an outstanding mentor with an invaluable wealth of knowledge and I couldn’t recommend him enough.

Warwick Shearer

Director, The Maintenance Guys Ltd.

Our company executive have worked with Phil Pickford at Think Differently for over 10 years. Over time Phil has gained an intricate knowledge of the workings of our company and understands our thinking and our personnel. He then uses this knowledge, together with his own experience and wisdom to challenge the executive to set our own goals and business plans. He offers sound advice, and we have used him for guidance and direction when focusing on particular issues that we may be facing.

Tony Fairfield

Managing Director/Chairman,Youngman Richardson & Co. Ltd.

Phil created the defining moment for me when I was attempting to change the course of our company through a more strategic approach. His knowledge and experience in helping create the right strategy for the right time changed my perception of how we needed to move forward. Phil wasn’t about providing the strategic direction; he was about creating the right environment to enable my leadership team to evolve a strategy as a result of creative thinking, challenging the norm and asking the right questions.

Mike Wardlaw

Managing Director, Babcock (NZ) Ltd
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Are you ready to get the experts in business on your side? Get in touch with a business advisor from Think Differently today at 021 431990 to take your company to unprecedented levels of success.