Consultancy service for owner-managers and startup entrepreneurs who require confidential strategic independent advice on how to progress their business – to meet business goals.

In addition to writing business plans and preparing financial projections, other Strategic Business Advisory areas include business strategy; market validation and competitive analysis; marketing, customer acquisition and sales strategy to include tender responses;  funding, grants and building your Team. Donncha gets involved in a small number of consultancy assignments to deliver specific projects for startups and SMEs.

If there is a specific project that I can deliver for the business, I will send a proposal so that the brief is agreed. Contact me to talk about your business.

 My first question to you (is generally)

What do you want to talk about?

I find that most business owners have lots going on in their head. They generally have many issues that need to be trashed out. I will ask plenty of more questions.  I will give options, opinions and advice. The desired outcome is that my client, the owner/manager, leaves with a menu of agreed action points to focus on for their business before we meet again.

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Conall, Olive and Donncha in Today FM studio – talking about Crowdfunding

We can also use Tools such as: SWOT Analysis, Lean Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, Business Model Canvas (editable download), and the One Page Business Strategy Canvas.

Lean Canvas Review

I can review your Lean Canvas for your business startup. Send me your lean canvas and I will send you feedback by email. You can also book a 90 minute time slot to meet (over Zoom) to discuss both the Lean Canvas and my feedback. I highly recommend my Free online training ‘Create a Lean Canvas for your Startup Business’.

The Startup Q&A Business Clinic

The Startup Q&A Business Clinic is a confidential 90 minute one to one in person or online meeting where entrepreneurs and those thinking of setting up a new business in Ireland can get answers.

Startup Q&A Business Clinic By Donncha Hughes

The aim of the Startup Q&A Business Clinic is to help you to make decisions. It will also help you to set priorities for your business.

The clinic will be useful to business owners irrespective of status – pre-trading, sole trader or trading company. Check out my Guide to Self Employment in Ireland in 2017 (checked for accuracy in 2021).

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