We work with startups, microbusinesses, SMEs, and established businesses (up to £5million turnover) who feel they are in need of an external guide who can help navigate through the complexity of business and marketing. We advise, guide, coach, mentor and train our clients away from uncertainty & worry, to discover confidence & clarity.
Business and marketing can be tough, chaotic, risky, stressful, overwhelming, frantic, indecisive and lonely. I know. I have been there, sitting alone at my desk in the late hours, lacking clarity and worrying about money. Frozen in a quagmire or chaos as it all seems to be falling apart. Feeling like there had to be a better way. But not having a clue how to break out of it. And I have come out the others side - humbled, but wealthier.
So, we help your world become easier, less chaotic, safer, calmer, confident, controlled and empower you to regain the ability to make bold decisions. Taking control of your business and marketing. And creating a significantly profitable business.
We understand the fears, uncertainties and worry that arise when making such important decisions - and we know this can impact on our ability to succeed. Especially when resources are limited.
We believe traditional business consultancy is tired, dull, retrospective, regressive and offering the same formulaic advice. We, instead, uniquely help your business by focusing on creative ideas, innovation, marketing-led, alternative solutions and highlighting the need for profit in order to get you the results you need. We see it in 3 stages.
- We are experts at understanding complex, overlapping problems, challenges and opportunities. The nuance of making tough decisions and juggling scarce resources. We can rapidly comprehend the granular detail, whilst also understanding the top-level requirements.
- We use our experience, insights and creativity to generate new ideas, new ways of thinking, alternative paths to success and provide you with options (and the pros/cons of those options) so you have a clearer pathway to success.
- We providing you with as much hands-on, face-to-face, real-world insight, guidance, training, coaching and mentoring services that we can to enable these ideas and aspirations to be fulfilled. We can also help you source and brief suppliers, freelancers, and services in order to deliver the plans.
That's why we are called "Ooba Creative". Problem solving, deas and innovation are at the heart of what we do.
How does that turn into real work?
- Problem solving, innovation & idea generation
- Profit maximisation audit & recommendations
- Business & marketing audit & consultancy
- Business plan & marketing plan creation
- Marketing communications, messaging and campaigns
- Business & marketing advice, training & resources
We always aim to bring you:
We help you see through the fog. What are the real issues? What are those few things that, if achieved, will make the biggest difference? What will bring you the most stability, time and profit? We help define the actual problems that need solving (that lurk underneath) and see passed the the 'consequences', which are, often, blurring the path to success.
You get more of what you focus on. We help you focus away from the 'problem' and onto the 'problem solving'. It's a shift in thinking which makes a massive difference. We work with you to define what needs to be done, in what order, by who and by when? At a granular level. Sometimes, we can all become too close to our own project/business/team (and too concerned to get everything done at once) so that we're actually getting less done than we should. It's all become urgent and important, right? We help you break it down and navigate a way through it all.
Once we have clarity and focus, we help you innovate things. The undeniable truth is that you can't grow or rescue your business without innovation. Using Design Thinking, we can help you with any part of your business. Marketing and Sales is our forté but, whatever the area of the business, we have the experience and team to help you 'design' the plan and strategy required.
On going Support, Training & Mentoring
Now-a-days, with all the great freelancers, software and online services available, we then focus on empowering your business. Self sufficiency is key - whilst having great suppliers that you can utilise as and when you need them. Marketing needn't be an expensive in-house team any more - but someone at your business needs to have a good understanding. We provide you with the tools, insights, capabilities and support to tackle complex challenges yourself or be able to hire someone to do the work for you.
Everything we do is aimed at "behing available" and "being in the room" as much as possible. We're very much about 1-to-1 service and being there when you need advice.