Consultant and entrepreneur. Want to grow your businesses, but don't know what to do next? Call me.
Business strategy and strategic planning for SME's
I also like wine, sports, and puns. You probably don't want to talk about that though...
How to create a capability driven strategy that gets alignment within your organization. Building out strategic priorities and clear KPI's that increase the chances of implementation success.
I can review your product or service and suggest more ways to connect with your ideal customer. You tell me who your ideal customer is, and what problem you solve and we can discuss different marketing strategies on how to connect with them and share your message with them.
Are you looking to distinguish your product or service in a competitive market? I can help you create a differentiator so your product stands out and you can sell more.
There are always infinite options as to where your take your business next. I can help you evaluate the cost/benefit of different alternatives and give you my analysis of what to do next.
IMHO It depends. :-)
What works now might not work later. Is this scalable? is there differentiation in the market? Do you have a something unique and sustainable long term?
I would certainly do another test run to see if you can get it really off the ground and make some real money. If you see something that could prove a good ROI long term then it might be interesting for an investor.
I've known Anthony for a number of years now and I have always been incredibly impressed with his energy, dedication and professionalism. He is adaptable, passionate and very, very clever. The work that he does for his clients is world class (literally - ask about his work for the Belgian government) and produces results. I highly recommend Anthony for your strategic planning needs.
I've had the pleasure of Anthony serving on the board of directors of the Business Improvement Association of which I'm the executive director of and in that time I've been impressed by what a clear communicator he is (in numerous languages!) how driven and motivated he is, and how genuinely thoughtful and hopeful he is about the space in which he works. His ability to step back and think strategically, to think contextually, has been of benefit to me and this organization and to many others. He's an incredible networker and event organizer, an engaging public speaker, and his passion for small businesses and entrepreneurship is contagious. Do business with this guy. Take him out for lunch. Have him on your board. You'll be happy you did.
Anthony nailed it. He provided useful, actionable insights that hit the intersection of our acquisition and digital strategies. He unpacked a lot of complicated concepts and gave us a sense of exactly what we needed to do to find success. I'll be back for more advice very soon.
Anthony is a unique individual, gifted with a set of public speaking abilities that naturally engage people. He uses humor mixed with facts to quickly earn rapport with his listeners and turn on their minds so that his message can be digested. On a personal level, Anthony has inspired me since the day we've met and he has lent an abundance of support and ideas to me and my photography business. I strongly recommend others to follow Anthony's foot steps so that they too may be led in the right direction.
It is a pleasure working with Anthony Taylor on the Small Business Council (SBC) program at the Vancouver Board of Trade. Anthony is the Events Chair for our program and leads his team with enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment.
Anthony brings his expertise to our program by providing leadership, strategic planning, facilitation and MC'ing at our events. He also contributes to the SBC regularly as an author of small business related articles in the Sounding Board, his articles are interesting and always include useful tips for managing and running a successful small business.
With Anthony's positive attitude and "can-do" approach to everything he does, I highly recommend him.
The Trade Commissioner's Office of the Consulate of Belgium/Vancouver hired Anthony to help us identifying investors and prospects. After carefully listening to our needs and studying our business model to attract foreign investors, Anthony went immediately to work and found us in very short time several prospects that matched perfectly our targeted economic sectors. All communication went smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Anthony is very connected in the business-community of Metro Vancouver and is highly recommendable!Note also that is French is perfect!
Anthony presents networking and business growth strategy insights to our BNI group every week. He has an excellent and confident presentation style that captures and engages the audience very early in the morning while everyone is still waking up. I would recommend Anthony for any other speaking or presentation gigs for your company or organization.
Anthony is full of energy and a great person to have around to get things done. I worked with him on the Small Business Council of The Vancouver Board of Trade and had the pleasure of watching him create and organize some top notch meetup and networking events.
I have greatly enjoyed working with Anthonly on the Small Business Coucil. He has diligently worked with a team to organized great events and continously provides innovative ideas to help develop the strategic directions of the Small Business Council.
Over 2013/2014, Anthony and I worked together in coaching business case studies for students at the Beedie School of Business. I found Anthony to be incredibly intelligent, articulate, and quick-witted. Anthony is patient and effective teacher, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future.
We hired Anthony to organize and facilitate our company strategic planning, two day event. There were people in attendance who were new to strategic planning. Anthony was able to create awareness and understanding and guide the group through a well thought out process. He was able to understand and capture information from all participants and produce a useful final report including implementation planning.
I would not hesitate to recommend Anthony for this type of work.