Providing leadership and plug-in teams for instant, on-the-ground support and horsepower to relieve the pressure and drive growth in your business.
For Firestarter clients in the SME market-place, we work with business owners and leaders where there is a large dependency upon them to do the sales, marketing, financial, operational and strategic work, whilst leading their team to drive business growth.
They know they need some assistance, which could be significant additional horsepower or simply a skill-set which they realise they don’t have (or want) themselves and can’t afford to put in their business full-time.
Most of these people have built their business on “passion” and a specific set of skills, but breaking through the glass ceiling of growth takes a different type of leadership which in most cases is too hard to deliver amongst the cut and thrust of the day-to-day goings-on!
We help SME leaders to improve their business performance by applying our experience, tools and common principles through our deployable teams who have a single-minded focus on delivery. Usually working with clients for an initial 9-12 months, we ignite the fire to develop a scalable, repeatable business growth model that, critically, removes dependency on the business leaders for execution and guarantees continued progress.
It was easy working with Firestarter. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted; we could work on our business, knowing that the Firestarter team was doing what had to be done to deliver our business strategy.
Firestarter are not just traditional business consultants, they are very much a part of our team. They are fully integrated into what we do, providing valuable leadership and management consultancy to implement new sales and operational processes to proactively drive our business forward.
Firestarter are now my virtual coaches – they’ve lived this life and experienced the pain before, so they know what to do. The key part for me is trust and responsiveness – I’d been running at breakneck speed, but when I hit the pause button and was able to focus, Firestarter were there. And now we’re getting the results we need.
The Firestarter team have brought real rigour and methodology to our business development, which has had an excellent effect. Without Firestarter we would have been 24-36 months behind our business growth plan.
Firestarter has taught us how to work on our business, rather than in our business. They have given us instant access to skills and experience that we didn’t have before and an improved focus which has increased our sales performance.
The experience has been quite remarkable. Rather than telling us what we should be trying to achieve, they actually do it for us – working very closely with us and getting results quickly.