An "Applied Offering" is a service that is being offered that is generated from highly specific experience. These offerings are the result of historical experiences lived through by our consultants. Because of this fact, we can offer very specific detailed guidance in these areas.
Most consultancy is theoretical, wise, and based off of a wealth of scientific conclusions arrived at in the industry that is providing the guidance. However, for our "applied offerings" this does not apply. These offerings come with specific instructions, best practices, warnings, and avoidances that are "boots on the ground" observations taken from personal experiences ... some of the good ... some of them bad.
The result is an almost bulletproof approach to setting up businesses in these areas that avoid a lot of surprises, increase chances of early success, and provide more accurate expectations.
When consultations are based on theory, the information provided stems from placed like theories, test cases, proven hypotheses, and other scientific methods. However, "applied" consultations while benefiting from science also benefit from experience. "Applied" consultations and direction stem from specific experiences, best practices, warnings, and even pitfalls that have actually been experienced. "Applied" know-how is from "boots on the ground" observations taken from personal experiences. Some of these experiences have been good, some, not so much ... but all worth knowing about. Applied guidance is only available in specific areas, but the results of this guidance is a more practical and realistic approach to setting up s businesses or expanding a business.
Sterling Consulting provides expertise on setting up and managing thrift store operations. We can provide details about best locations, best products, and best approaches. We also have experience in launching thrift stores and record keeping best practices.
Sterling Consulting also provides consulting and guidance on creating and maintaining a quality brand identity, creating easy to manage marketing collateral for your identity, and educating business owners on what tools should be used to maintain marketing materials in the most cost-effective way. Our approach also has the best interest of the business owner in mind, which is why we share experience and guidance designed to teach business owners how to create and handle their branding in a way that makes it more difficult for others to mistreat it.
Sterling Consulting provides expertise in the Photobooth industry and has a wealth of knowledge on best practices, set up options, cost structures, and customer retention strategies.
Sterling Consulting provides step-by-step guidance on rental car business strategies including how to avoid pitfalls when first setting up your business, what to expect, and how to follow the laws of your state while also protecting yourself from theft.
Sterling Consulting provides guidance on car repair and home repair business approaches drawing from experience in those industries. We understand basic concepts as well as cost structures. We can also assist in identifying low-cost set up strategies and supply chain resources.
Refer to our "Spirixience and Sustainability" page for more information about this exciting new consulting area that provides a brand new approach to living and understanding.