Warning: Declaration of W3TC\DbCache_Wpdb::prepare($query, $args) should be compatible with wpdb::prepare($query, ...$args) in /home/www/machinecutstones.com/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/DbCache_Wpdb.php on line 8
Consultancy |

Consultancy

Having state-of-the-art machinery and equipment does not guarantee success in the business. There are so many hidden critical points of success that a start-up business can only learn through experience. The lessons can however be very expensive at times. I walked through the same path and learned my lessons the hard way. Looking back in retrospect, paying for consultancy services by a seasoned mentor would have saved me millions of shillings not to mention the time lost. This is what inspired me to start offering consultancy services for both beginners and those who have already started but struggling. Machine Cut Stones Consultancy is made up of 5 competent associates who work harmoniously together to deliver customized solutions to clients through practical techniques that have helped many business owners to avoid startup goofs.

Consultancy services are varied and will depend on your specific need. Below is a guide through four levels of our consultancy services. You will deal directly with me throughout the consultancy scope.

Basic
This covers the following areas:
1. Choice of machinery and equipment
2. How to secure land (buying vis a vis royalty)
3. Staffing levels and wages
4. Prerequisite licenses and approvals

Standard
This covers the following areas
1. Choice of machinery and equipment
2. How to secure land (buying vis a vie royalty)
3. Staffing levels and wages
4. Prerequisite licences and approvals
5. Tips on optimizing production levels
6. Introduction to various support suppliers including engineers
7. Weekly site visits within the first 2 months after commissioning the project on the ground. The duration of each visit will depend on the matters that need to be addressed on consultancy level but typically not less than two hours. Note that the frequency of site visit will be determined by how far your site location is from Mombasa where we are based.

Premium
This will cover the following areas:
1. Choice of machinery and equipment
2. How to secure land (buying vis a vie royalty)
3. Staffing levels and wages
4. Prerequisite licences and approvals
5. Tips on optimizing production levels
6. Introduction to various support suppliers including engineers
7. Weekly site visits within the first 2 months after commissioning the project on the ground. The duration of each visit will depend on the matters that need to be addressed on consultancy level but typically not less than two hours. Note that the frequency of site visit will be determined by how far your site location is from Mombasa where we are based.
8. Introduction to other value-adding activities
9. Financial documents to apply for a loan (see details below)

Financing documentation
We have adequate experience in preparing documents which can be presented to financial institutions for the purpose of securing loan facilities. In as much as we shall provide professional documentations, we can not guarantee that you will automatically qualify for the facility as this is dependant on other factors like your relationship with the bank, your CRB rating, value of your collaterals etc. These factors are beyond our scope of influence. The Business Financing documents will vary from one institution to the other. The core documents which we provide include:
1. Comprehensive business plan
2. P/L projections
3. Cash-flow statement
4. Balance sheet

If you are a start-up, we highly recommend that you apply for our consultancy services. This single step will certainly add value in regards to how fast you hit the ground running to avoid disappointing your financiers or to avoid running out of working capital in the early stages of your business cycle.