Who is ProStrategix?
ProStrategix Consulting provides the guidance and business expertise needed to ensure that your small business has the best shot at achieving success and prosperity.
Your passion is your business, and our passion is business.
If you are like most small business owners, you probably started your business to follow a dream or passion, not because you were an expert in business. That’s what most people do, and it’s OK. However, sooner or later, running the business can start to interfere with that dream. It takes some of the joy out of what you do.
We’ve seen this first hand. It’s hard to see another small business owner struggle. Some are worried that they are on the not going to make it. Others are stuck, not sure what to do next. Then, there are those, who are starting to burn out. We started this business to make those issues go away. It’s incredibly satisfying when we see the relief on their face when we tell we have plan, it’s going to work, and we’re going to stick with you until it does.
Let’s face it, business isn’t easy. It can be stressful, worrisome, volatile and everything in between, but it doesn’t have to be this way, honestly. The stories below are proof of how small businesses can face their challenges and succeed.
Small Business Success Stories
Examples of how other business overcame their challenges
Small Business Success Stories
Most of the issues that small business face cluster around 3 major areas: raising money, igniting or re-igniting sales, and managing growth. Let’s look at 3 people who faced one or more of these challenges
Needing Money When You Have Less Than Stellar Credit
Recovering From Having Less Than Stellar Credit
What do you need to do if you have less than stellar credit? If you would like the answer to that question keep reading. Every business has set backs. Each has to break free from their past in order to maximize its potential. This requires fixing past missteps and learning new skills.
We want to introduce you to Ivan. This case is a good example of how to recover from set backs. In order to grow, Ivan needed to take a step back so he can move forward. He had to recover from a few early missteps and events outside his control. This case outlines his journey.
“The business is doing fine and needs to expand, but banks keep turning me away. I’m frustrated and angry. I know that I didn’t always make the right decisions, but that was then. Why do I have to keep paying for it now?”
Ivan a boutique fitness studio that has been successful in recent years. To continue to grow, Ivan needed to expand beyond his current location. Ivan is a people person, who has a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. He wasn’t always careful with his credit, so he’d taken some hits. He got his current location from a friend, but when he came to us, he needed capital to grow. Banks weren’t willing to work with him, so he felt stuck and frustrated.
Many small businesses don’t realize that their personal credit can have a negative impact on their ability to get a business loan especially if they are new and do not have sufficient assets to use as collateral. This was the issue that Ivan was facing.
How We Helped Ivan
The front of the tile describes the problem. Flip it to see the solution.
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of Small Businesses Struggle with Money
Art was struggling to get capital due to cash flow problems, and how we helped him get it
How to Turnaround a Struggling Business
Tough Times. Business Turnaround
All business can hit some rough water sometimes. Even though it might not be smooth sailing right now, there’s usually a way to get to calmer waters achieve business turnaround.
There have been countless other businesses that have sailed these waters and found their way through. We’d like you to meet one of them. His name is Dante.
“I started my business to follow my dream. The business started out fine, but lately, we haven’t been doing that well. Sales are falling and bills are getting harder to pay. I’m spending so much time thinking about the business that it’s not as fun as it used to be. I’m beginning to wonder if I made the right choice”
Dante owns a small upscale dining establishment in Manhattan. During his first few years, Dante has had great success with his restaurant. He had a good location. He had solid reviews. His cuisine was new, and the design of his restaurant was awesome. However, during his second and third years of operation, that situation had changed. He was losing money & customers. He was having a tough time.
How We Helped Dante
Dante was referred to us. When he came in, that initial picture had changed. During his second year of operation, he noticed that he had more tables open than usual. He thought he would change up the menu, spend some money on advertising, and push for more Yelp! And Google reviews.
The front of the tile describes the problem. Flip it to see the solution on how we helped Dante achieve business turnaround.
More Stories Like Dante's
Louis' Lagging Sales
Sometimes we grow quickly. Sometimes we grow more slowly. The key is to determine if the current state is a temporary blip or if it is a warning sign.
of Small Businesses Negatively Affected by COVID
Even great businesses can hit a rough patch. The trick is to catch it early before it becomes something bigger.
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