Welcome to Square One

Thank you so much for stopping by Square One Solutions.  We exist to help businesses just like yours become the employer of choice.

“Every great company, brand, career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.” – Seth Godin

There are no magic formulas, just a lot of work, a lot of time, and a willingness to do what others are unwilling to do.

We look forward to partnering with you to reach your goals!

e: ryan@sq1.solutions     |     p: 302.419.4748

CONSULTING

“It’s about your company.  Your business.  Your success.  Your quality of life.”

Consulting is getting advice from someone outside of your world.  Someone who can see things differently.  Someone who can add creativity to what you are doing.  Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s the difference sometimes between a good businesses and a great businesses.

What do you get with business consulting? 

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Tracking current marketing campaigns
  • Tracking ROI
  • Keeping your marketing budget percentage in line with your gross
  • Complete marketing assessment
  • Sharpen social media image, content, and increase traffic
  • Analyze customer review strategy and increase reviews on strategic platforms
  • Low cost/no cost marketing ideas
  • Branding your business

What needs to be cut out?  Where do you need to expand?  Do you have brand consistency?  Are you posting on social media consistently?  How do you get reviews?  How can you use social media to engage customers?  What social media platforms are good for you?  What does a shotgun vs. cannonball approach to marketing look like?

CULTURE

  • Who are the main players and what do they do? What should they be doing?
  • Are your employee’s in the right seat?
  • What are the employee’s opinions of the company and team?
  • How are the employees rewarded and incentivized?
  • How are the employees compensated?
  • How is the trust among the executive team?
  • Is it fun?
  • What is the “one thing” that defines your company and culture?

What strategies need to be implemented to make employment better?  How do you create an environment that employees thrive in?  How can you create a healthy culture?  What does a compelling mission and vision look like?  What does a listed set of core values look like?

HR

  • On boarding and off boarding of employees
  • Employee reviews (quarterly, bi-annually)
  • Tracking of hours
  • Discipline process
  • Filing process and proper paperwork needed

How can you protect yourself from employee accusations? How can you remember everything in the on boarding and off boarding process?  How to track hours of employees?  How to track all key information?  How to store employee information?

STRATEGY

  • Review all expenses and look for cuts
  • Create a monthly, quarterly, and yearly budget that is trackable
  • Review current financial reports and make suggestions
  • Job costing reports of services you provide
  • Employee efficiency reports
  • Set goals and incentives for all employees
  • Job descriptions
  • Review prices and increase accordingly
  • Review sales strategies and make suggestions
  • What’s missing? What other options can you provide?

What current systems should you have?  What do your org. charts look like?  How can you develop long term relationships with your customers?  How can you make money with simple ideas?  What does forecasting look like for you?


ALTERNATIVE PACKAGES: Consulting on a Retainer

Mission: To help business owners make educated business decisions.

COACHING

“Giving up something now for something better later is not a sacrifice.  It is an investment.” – Andy Stanley

The best way to take your business to the next level is to first take your leadership to the next level.  Your business will very rarely ever grow past your own leadership capabilities.

This is where Square One Coaching comes along side of you and helps you take your leadership to the next level.  You will be provided with leadership podcasts, books, and conference suggestions to further your development.  You will take personality tests to help recognize where your emotional intelligence is, so you can lead your team more efficiently, becoming an employer of choice and more importantly a leader worth following.

Square One coaching includes a 1-hour coaching call each week or personal meeting each week depending on location.  Regular leadership quote text messages.  Weekly leadership email.  Bi-weekly self-improvement homework.

Team development includes 1-monthly talk for 1-hour on team development. Monthly leadership email.  1-30 minute one-to-one leadership conference call with an employee of choice, topic determined by owners request.

Mission: To help develop business owners into business leaders.

 

ABOUT ME

 About Me

I have been married for over 18 years, and I have 3 boys.  I love to read, mostly leadership and personal development books.  I love to watch and play sports with my boys, yes, even on the XBOX.

·       Favorite Food: Steak & Seafood
·       Favorite Band: U2
·       Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Series
·       Favorite Book: 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
·       Favorite Sports Teams: Lakers & Seahawks

I am an imaginative leader with adaptive communication abilities and a goal-driven work ethic that thrives in fast paced, aggressive environments. I have a diverse tenure in corporate and non-profit organizations with extensive team building, project management, and proven negotiation skills. I am a forward-thinking leader that offers a unique combination of creativity and analytical skills with the ability to make calculated decisions quickly.

I have over 17 years of consulting experience in corporate, small business, and non-profit sectors.

e: ryan@sq1.solutions     |     p: 302.419.4748

CULTURE

Mission: To help businesses become the employer of choice.

Vision: Culture.  Excellence.  Results.

Core Values:

  1. Know Their Story – Building relationships, not just clients.
  2. Grit – Have a whatever it takes mentality.
  3. Make it Better – Sweat the details.
  4. Have Fun – People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
  5. Flexibility – Better to bend than break.
  6. That Extra Something – The difference between where you are and where you want to be.
  7. Ownership – Titles do not create leaders.