We'll give you an objective opinion. Being on the outside looking in, we can get a clearer view of where improvements could be found. We're also not tied to any preferred solution or system.
We don't just talk theory. We are not "gurus", "sensei" or counsellors. We don't play games. We implement real solutions for your small business.
We innovate with what we have. Wherever possible we build on the systems you already use, to make the solutions you really need.
We are passionate about small businesses. Our consultants love what they do. This drives us to provide the best possible solution for our clients.
We know how businesses work in the real world, so we develop solutions that can really benefit our small business clients.
Even your free consultation will always be with a small business professional. We don't employ pushy salesmen. We don't employ salesmen. Full stop.
We know what it's like to run a small business. We also know what works. We don't use a sledge-hammer to crack a nut. We won't recommend a giant system if it's not the best solution for you.
When you have a consultation with us it will always be with an experienced process specialist. You won't be lumbered with a team of juniors or trainees.
We'll meet with you to discuss any areas of your business you feel could benefit from review.
We'll learn more about you, and tell you about us. At this point we're interested in your company size, structure and history. We'll also get a feel for the technologies your currently use.
This is usually less than an hour.
We recommend that you have a broad review of your business' systems. It is up to you, but a high-level review may highlight other areas of your business that could benefit from reorganisation, automation or integration.
This process may take between one and three days, depending on the size of your business.
We now learn more about the specific processes that could most be improved. We'll speak to the relevant teams, observe the processes in action and identify any bottlenecks.
We'll research potential solutions and present these to you. We'll quantify every solutions with an approximate business case.
Your team may be able to implement our suggestions straight away. But we're also available to support you to implement any more complex solutions. We can provide project management, or recommend suitable suppliers.
Our work is not finished until your business processes are running smoothly!
Our consultants are a rare combination of process engineers, software developers and financial experts. Our combined skill-set includes:
We specialise in improving small businesses' financial processes - like billing, quoting and funding.
We review business processes, and then work with our customers to make them better. Our aim is always to:
Middlestone Business Analysis was founded by Terry Hopper. As well as being a software developer, Terry is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor®. Terry has worked in accountancy, creative and financial services industries. He has detailed experience of systems integration and process design projects, many from within the affected businesses.
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Now Terry is joined by a small, but enthusiastic, team of support staff and an array of technical contacts and contractors. With access to experts in most fields, there is little we cannot achieve!
Middlestone Limited is registered in England and Wales • Company registration number 10260057.
Middlestone Business Analysis Limited is registered in England and Wales • Company registration number 10261471.
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