Small Businesses



Like most small business owners, you are probably a true expert in what you do, passionate about quality, personal service and being part of your community.  You are the lifeblood of the economy, providing most of the employment, services and products that we all need.  But small businesses are under threat like never before.  The hours are longer, margins thinner, competition is brutal, and all that stress takes its toll.  

Successful businesses are no longer built on hard work alone.  Online sales, cheap imports and vast consumer choice have changed the game.  Business owners need superhuman skills: expertise in strategy, marketing, sales, efficiency, training, is a long list which no-one can master on their own.

Our clients are progressive thinkers with an open mindset; true leaders seeking to leverage fresh strategic thinking and deliver a real difference.  Talk to us when you are ready to take your business to the next level


We bring fresh perspectives, innovation, valuable experience and a toolbox that few businesses can access from within.  Our varied client base comes from all sectors and all sizes.  As well as a traditional consulting model, we deliver training on key topics via our cost-effective Business Club which now operates entirely online.   

Give us a call or email and let’s have a confidential chat.  Only by speaking will you know if ABC can help you deliver your outcomes in the right way.

Some of the ways we can help...

Strategy Days

For strategy to be effective it must come from within the business. You need to believe it, understand it and own it, and it needs to align to your values and purpose. We work with you to precisely define the problem your organisation seeks to address, then co-create the solution approach.  And a good strategy must be execution-ready, with a handful of practical priorities that send a clear message to all your stakeholders about what goals are most important.

High Performance Culture

Culture is vital to business well-being.  We help you foster a nurturing, trusting environment, which engages and empowers your people and encourages innovation.  


Grow capability and improve business performance with interactive, impactful and fun training via webinars and workshops.  Our most sought-after subjects are team-building, leadership, innovation, project management and change management.  We are delivery partners of the innovative and fun online training game Rocket.

Business Cases

We create compelling, robust business cases to enable funding requests and validate your plans.  We test assumptions create the execution plans, confirm budgets and demonstrate realistic expected returns on your investment.  We can co-author to articulate your winning themes and ensure the business plans align to strategy and purpose.


We help individuals and teams develop a range of skills so that they can make change happen. As well as the classic leadership skills, not-for-profit leadership requires collaboration to do more with less and an ability to crisply articulate a vision that counterbalances social and economic uncertainty.

Ongoing Support

Your own trusted consultant advisors on tap. A collaborative hands-on approach for as long or as short as you need, to improve business processes and performance, and help you to implement change and make it stick.

Get in touch

Based in Falkirk, we support organisations across Scotland and beyond.

Get in touch! Tell us your successes, your aspirations and the challenges you face. We will share how we can help – with no obligation for more.

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