Business growth consultancy
Increase revenue and business growth through peer support
Businesses that work with TAB grow
The UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found that 94% of SMEs using external support have seen benefits. As a result, these businesses are more ambitious and are seeing greater growth. Here are our business growth services:
Business advisory boards
Discover the power of peer support through a group of like-minded business owners coming together to advise one another on their most pressing business challenges and to find effective growth strategies.
An inspired solution that has proven results - our advisory boards run every month in a safe, confidential environment and mean you don’t have to go it alone.
One-to-one business coaching
Keep focused, accountable and on track to achieve your business and personal goals.
To complement the advisory boards, members get a monthly one-to-one session with their TAB facilitator and coach.
Business Builder’s Blueprint
Have access to our exclusive strategic business planning process: The Business Builder’s Blueprint.
This toolkit is designed so you can focus on getting your business strategy working for you.
Share best practice with and seek help from like-minded individuals across the globe.
TAB operates in over 20 countries around the world, and through our exclusive online platform, business owners can collaborate with one another to solve their business challenges.
TAB members’ sales growth is 5.5 times national SME average
95.7% of TAB members said their advisory boards added real value to their business
90.3% of members said their ability to address personnel and organisational issues has improved since joining TAB
Business growth consultancy FAQs
This includes establishing the business' key goals and objectives and providing specific advice to overcome the business' growth challenges including an evaluation of your business model.
By working with TAB, we have seen thousands of businesses grow and thrive through the combination of peer advisory boards and consultancy services.
In fact, 62% of our members say their profit has increased since working with us and 68% said their business turnover has increased.
Aside from increased business growth and profitability, here are some other key benefits of TAB:
- Focus on what you want from life
- Improve your decision-making
- Make better time choices
- Become a better leader
- Plan a successful exit
Often the qualities that people value in a business coach include insight, life coaching skills, character and areas of expertise, experience and trust. It is important that you find the right business coach for you. It might be However, when you chat with potential coaches you could ask them questions like:
– What are the biggest challenges you’ve helped client solve?
– What do you do best? What don’t you do so well?
– Where have you failed and how did you handle it?
It’s easy to find your local TAB coach, just visit our board near you page, find your nearest coach and get in touch with them. They’ll be happy to answer any more specific questions about TAB and how we can help your business.
Your monthly coaching session, which can be held online, with your TAB business coach focuses on commitments you made at the last board meeting.
Plus, you review a 90-day goal that you set and commit to with your coach, and build the strategic foundations of your business using TAB’s Business Builder’s Toolkit.
The sessions are designed to provide ongoing support, where you can ask for further guidance and resources to achieve your goals and objectives.
Of course, your coach with adapt to your pressing needs, issues, or challenges that you want to discuss.
At first glance they may seem similar, but there are major differences beneath the surface.
Business owners hire consultants in order to give them answers to challenges the business is facing. A business coach, on the other hand, helps business owners arrive at the best answers themselves. While a consultant should tell you how make your business run better, a business coach will help you learn to see these solutions for yourself over time.
At TAB, we do a bit of both.
Any business owner who is looking to grow in both the short and long term should consider a business growth consultant or a business coach.
It has never been more important for SMEs to take advantage of valuable advice and best practice. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of private sector businesses decreased by 6% in England and by 8% in Scotland.
To reach the next stage of growth for your business, it's important you seek out external and impartial advice. This can come through a coach or consultant, or through a peer advisory board.
What does business advice from TAB boards look like?
When we ask our members about the business advice we provide, they use words like honesty, impartiality, and accountability.
Around a typical TAB board table and during consultancy sessions, members receive impartial advice on issues such as:
Sales and marketing
Succession and exit
Start your TAB journey
Arrange an initial meeting with your nearest board facilitator to get to know each other.
Discover whether TAB is right for you and your business.
Attend your first TAB board meeting and experience the power of peer support.
There’s no obligation, only an opportunity to find out more.
Happy TAB members are stronger together
"I have a debt of gratitude to TAB after a 400% turnover boost. I can’t speak highly enough of The Alternative Board. It has made a huge difference to our agency. It’s something I would encourage business owners to think about. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve the growth we have without TAB."
"It’s given me coaching sessions, focusing on the positive elements of my business and helping to grow and develop during what is probably the most difficult trading period we have encountered. TAB has also invited me to a monthly board meeting where I joined six existing members, all of whom have extensive business experience and have provided me with some invaluable advice, guidance and accountability."
"Before TAB, I didn’t really have anyone I could talk to about business issues. Getting reassurance from my board on things I’m thinking of doing gives me more confidence to get on with it. I really value the openness of my board and facilitator, which allows me to say what I’m feeling and thinking. I’m now making longer-term plans and decisions about the business. As a result, I enjoy running the business more because I know we’re heading in the direction, rather than focusing on short-term fixes."
"TAB is an independent thought process, away from the influences and pressures of work. In the day-to-day job, you can get drawn into distractions, you often don’t have time to think, and you’re just firefighting problems. However, with TAB, getting out of the office and speaking with the board for the 3-4 hours we have together allows me to think more independently."
"Having a Peer Board is an amazing asset to me. It’s a safe and supportive environment where you get the support of other business owners who are committed to your success. It’s allowing me to be candid and get different views on sorting out knotty problems."
"I always feel uplifted and more confident following a board meeting. The challenges we face as business owners are invariably those shared by the other board members. Bringing them to the table puts them in perspective and usually provides several options on how to tackle them. Support, being non-judgemental and really trying to understand each other's businesses help make the meetings fun, enjoyable and, most of all, invaluable to the growth and well-being of my own business. The regular one-to-ones help build on this with tough constructive advice. I would be lost without the support of TAB."
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