business development FAQ's

What do you mean by ‘business development’?

We define business development as activities that help you to start, lead, grow and improve the performance of your business.

Why should I choose p three?

Together we have over 70 years of collective experience of starting, leading, growing and developing businesses, underpinned by the application progressive, proven and practical methodologies. See our client testimonials.

What could you do for my business and me?

What we can do for your business will be tailored to meet your needs and will depend on your size and lifecycle stage. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Can I involve people in my team or would you only work with me?

Absolutely. A business is made up of people so we would look to you to include anyone who is instrumental in your success.  We can also arrange training courses for individuals or teams areas to increase management and leadership capability.

I’ve tried consultants before and they were useless, they came in, got in the way and left me with a report that I’ve never read. Why would I do that again?

You need to be choosy about any professional you engage to work with you in your business. We are big on relationships because for successful business development we need to work well with you, your employees and your board.  If any one of these does not work then the project will fail.  Just as we will meet you to see who you are and see if we can work with you, you will do the same with us.  If we don’t fit the bill that’s fine, the important thing is that you find that some with that spark that has a keen interest in you and your business

Do you only work with small companies?

No, not at all. While we do tend to focus on SMEs, we also work with larger companies. Our aim is to provide an added value service. It’s about choosing the right consultants to meet your specific needs.

What are 3 things that you can do to help my business?

Although each client will receive a customized service three of the main areas that we would usually focus on:

Diagnosing – listening to you to find out what you do at the moment, the challenges you are facing and the potential for improvement or growth

Planning – working with you to agree a plan of action whether that is a bespoke leadership development program, an innovation project, creating problem solving teams or producing a business strategy

Implementing – taking the key recommendations, the ones that will add the most value, making it happen, embedding and measuring results

Do you offer a guarantee for your work?

We can certainly guarantee the quality of the work we do and will guarantee that we will always work with utmost professionalism, openness, integrity and honesty at all times

What industries do you specialize in?

We believe that the value we bring is not industry expertise – which you already possess in abundance – but rather an understanding of what it takes to lead, develop a grow businesses.   We therefore take pride in our ability to operate in a variety of industries because of our tailored approach to service planning and delivery.

Some of the markets we have served include green technologies, medical, telecommunications, software development, real estate, higher education, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, food service, engineering, insurance, energy, housing and construction.

How do you price your services?

The scope of the project will depend on what you need and what value you want us to add to your business – there is no typical project. Because of these factors, our fees can range from a few hundred to several thousands of dollars.

Where are you located?

We are headquartered in the UK with bases in Barbados and California. We operate in Europe, the Caribbean and the USA.

What are your qualifications?

We’re all experienced entrepreneurs. Many have MBAs from top business schools, and all are certified in areas such as learning and development, business process improvement, change management, executive coaching, and business finance. Most importantly, we have proven track records. Brief biographies of the core members of our team can be found here.

Do you have references?

Certainly. We would be pleased to introduce you to our past clients. However, in order to respect the time and generosity of our past clients, we provide references as the final step before you sign the engagement letter. You can also see our client testimonials and case studies.

Who Will I Be Working With?

You will be working with a Business Associate with the most relevant experience to meet your needs. We are very good at making the selection.

How will the consulting process work?

When you first meet your dedicated p three consultant, you will work together to establish key objectives. Your consultant will help you identify the priorities for your organization and provide a review of all areas of the business to ensure that you can achieve your objectives.   We will then analyze all of the data on your business that you’ve provided and advise you of the best ways to achieve your defined goals. Once we’ve both agreed your individual strategy we can begin to work.

Your business consultant will be there to help you review progress to ensure that your business and your employees can continue to go from strength to strength.

Who has p three worked with in the past?

We are extremely proud to be working with and supporting a broad range of clients including and you can find out more about our clients here.

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