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Our state-of-the-art knowledge base, collates each and every one of our consulting experiences, worlds' best practice and client results.
This virtual "Super Consultant" is the collective brain behind every one of our experienced and qualified consultants.
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This knowledge has the ability to power your business to profitable business success, much faster and with less risk.
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About UsYour Certified Small Business Specialist
Karen Paiyo is a privately-owned, proudly Australian, Small Business Advisory practice.
Our primary aim is to foster and stimulate the Spirit of Entrepreneurship by providing accredited, specialist knowledge, advice, expertise, tools and motivation to small business owners. Our greatest pleasure is empowering our clients by transferring to them the knowledge, skills, and expertise to allow them to take their initial business ideas from creative concept to successful, profitable reality.
We provide a supportive and nurturing environment for our small business owners to grow and thrive. This includes acting as advocates for positive change on behalf of small business owners in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our Small Business Consultants, maintain the highest professional and ethical standards and qualifications, by adhering to the APEC Institute Code of Conduct.
Small Business Assistance, Tailored to Your Individual Needs
Every business and every business owner is different and we take the time and effort to listen to our clients and their specific needs. We work with our entrepreneurs to tailor a solution that specifically addresses their small business issues and facilitate appropriate solutions via their preferred mode of delivery.
Some prefer to acquire their skills, on their own, and at their own pace. To accomodate this requirement from our clients, we have sourced an extensive range of small business books, authored by local and overseas experts and professionals. We have an enormous range of books, covering a wide range of business topics, with new titles constantly being added to our shelves.
Some entrepreneurs prefer to be able to discuss things with an experienced consultant to gain insight into a particular business situation. For these business owners we have a range of services, ranging from quick hit phone support discussions or more extensive regular mentoring sessions. Others prefer to sit in on our group workshops, interacting with other business owners and managers, gaining insights, networking and meeting new friends.
A Life Time of Learning, Shared
Whatever your preferred option, or combination of options, both you and our consultants are fully supported by our Shared Knowledge Centre. It is really the collective brain of our organisation. This state of the art information system, holds the learning from each of our consultants, from all of our consulting work. We can then provide best practice solutions and tailor them to be the most effective for your business. Making your business more profitable, faster and with less risk.
The Benefits Small Business ConsultingTake Your Business to the Next Level
There are many benefits to using a Small Business Counsellor in your business venture, either in a start-up enterprise or in an existing business looking to take the next step.
Your Small Business Coach or Mentor can help you steer your business into clearer focus. They can assist in providing you with a framework that enables you to work more productively, manage more effectively and produce desired business outcomes much faster.
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Why Use Our Small Business AdvisersWe Nurture and Support the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Success is assured when you are always asking yourself "How could I have done it better?"
Our consultants are all certified in Small Business Management to at least Certificate level IV, and all are encouraged to continue with their formal education in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tertiary level.
We also encourage and support our consultants in achieving APEC Small Business Counsellor Accreditation. By maitaining a policy of continuous learning and development, we ensure our consultants, are both experienced and up-to-the minute.
Even the best advice means nothing - if you don't trust it
All our consultants are bound by the APEC Institute Code of Conduct. They must adhere to strict rules pertaining to maintaining client confidentiality and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
We never disclose even the smallest details of our discussions with our clients and we never provide advice that is influenced by external third parties or by potential financial incentives.
If we find that what you need is specialist advice or advice we are not qualified to provide, we will identify the issue immediately and recommend you seek appropriately qualified advice.
Collaborative Knowledge Base
Each of our consultants is backed by our state-of-the-art knowledge base. Our Virtual 'Super Consultant' is the result of the collaborative input of each of our consultants experiences, worlds best practice and client results.
Empowerment and Confidence
Our goal is to empower our business owners, by transferring to them, the skills, experience and knowledge they need in order to run their business successfully.
We provide guidance, outline options, identify the risks involved and can assist in the facilitation of desired outcomes. Ultimately, however, all decisions are made by our business owners.
Our goal is to empower - not overpower! We aim to give our busy business owners the confidence to be able to run their operation effectively - long after we have left the scene.