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WHAT DOES ALPINE ASSOCIATES CONSULTING GROUP DO?

At Alpine Associates Consulting Group (AACG), we work with individuals and businesses of all sizes.  Our three service focus areas are: 

  • New Business Start Up Planning
    ​Whether it’s brainstorming from scratch or improving on an existing draft, we know what investors and lenders look for in a business plan. You can take the load of researching, organizing, and wording of your business plan off your shoulders. If your company isn’t fully formed yet, we can help you refine your business model and target your markets.

  • Business Management
    We provide a step-by-step guide that helps us to identify where you are right now and work with you on the direction your business should go.  We also assist in keeping your business action plan up to date as to ensure you continue to achieve your business goals and objectives.  

  • Communications
    Designed for both new and existing businesses who are seeking to clearly define their vision and mission, our communications efforts are unique to set you apart, but durable enough to last through trends and changes in your competitive landscape.

WHY WOULD MY COMPANY NEED A CONSULTING FIRM?

Typically our clients are experiencing one or more of the following scenarios:

  • Have an idea for a new venture or looking to refine their business model but don't know where to start

  • Have a great product/service but don't know how to get it to their market

  • Struggling with challenges or obstacles within their business that is holding their company back from achieving growth and higher profitability

  • The company has outgrown their existing business processes, causing problems (errors, increased costs, unreliable results, slower than expected output)

WHAT ARE YOUR CONSULTING RATES?

We are a fixed price solution provider.  We provide our clients with a not to exceed cost estimate before beginning any work. So you're not hit with any surprises, we work with our clients to understand their specific business needs and then outline our plan of action and the associated costs to implement those solutions.

HOW DO YOU EVALUATE ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY?

We start by working with you to define key team performance indicators to use in evaluating both the progress and impacts of your newly defined organizational strategy.  The identified KPI's will vary based on the business and project goals and may also change over time as your organization evolves. 

I AM LOOKING TO START A NEW COMPANY BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START. CAN YOU HELP ME THROUGH THE PROCESS?

Absolutely!  For most, getting started is the most difficult part.  From developing an investor-grade business plan, financial forecast and an investor presentation, we have the experience you need to get the job done successfully.  Each plans is handcrafted to reflect our client’s specific circumstances and needs.

WHAT IS BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT?

Business process improvement is a type of methodology used to develop, test, approve, implement and asses changes to a process.  The purpose of business process improvement is to continually evaluate, improve and change business operations simultaneously to strategy changes and market changes.  Ultimately, this methodology is used to gain a competitive advantage over competitors.