For a couple of years now, I have worked as a research analyst with a consulting firm in London. The rate at which we got clients that just needed help in setting up a business beat me.
Some came requiring services ranging from brand management, to market research consumer insight, to policy formation, some financial advice, while others accounting service; I noticed what quiet a few needed was actual guidance in starting a business. One thing was clear there wasn’t a shortage of idea. I have heard some of the most amazing business ideas in this my life time. But how couldn’t this people turn this great business idea into an actual business? Sometimes, even after our help, they struggle, leading us to lay the cards clear on the table for them, and we suggest a sale of the business instead of participating in the daily operation of the business.
In a nutshell what I’m saying is, people could be motivated by stories of successful entrepreneurs, and might come up with brilliant ideas, but the challenging bit is in turning this into an actual business, that is why just over a year ago we decided to offer a couple of services directed towards individuals (specifically in helping them to start-up), and also start-ups & small business in meeting with operational challenges called P&D Allianz.
P&D Allianz is an independent small business advisory and research firm that provides market research, competitive intelligence, and management consulting to various start-ups and medium & small businesses in UK and Nigeria. Our industry knowledge coupled with our close partnerships with clients enable us to bring fresh perspectives and creative thinking to the problems we solve.
We know you have an idea, but building it into a business is usually the challenge. So in collaboration with you, we help turn your idea into a start-up.
Also because we know some businesses are started and being run by people who have the technical know-how, but are probably not gifted in handling the business side of things. At P&D Allianz, ours is to bring in this balance with our business advisory service by, giving advice in terms of business strategy, understand your financial position and cashflow and suggest strategies that will help the day-to-day running of your business.