Dodgshun Medlin provides CBD-grade professional services in all aspects of business development ranging from administrative functions through to far–sighted strategic planning. What’s different – and enormously effective – is that all the specialists working on your business do so on the one page, so that accurate information, insight from various points of view and overall planning are integrated and optimised – streamlined from the ground up.
Of course every business is different and so the composition of our teams varies, enterprise by enterprise – manufacturing, retail, services – and almost certainly will change over time as enterprises develop and priorities shift.
A classic case illustrating the individuality of every business is that of two separate jewellery clients of ours – sited in the same town in the same street – whose strategies and requirements are markedly different:
Cameron’s Fine Jewellers started from scratch, with a business loan we organised. We worked on strategy together and the decision was made to send Andrew Cameron off to school so that the business could become a manufacturing jeweller rather than just a retail outlet – which has proved to be a wise approach as Internet sales have gathered momentum. Judy and Andrew are forever building the business with new equipment and ideas and as we handle every aspect of their worlds, we’re in a position to provide sound advice based on accurate information, almost instantly.
Kennedy’s Showcase Jewellers began life as a retail giftstore project for Rosie Ficarra, whose husband Tori was working full–time on their orchard. As it transformed into a jewellery retail, customisation and repair business, we helped balance the enterprises in terms of focus and development, to the point now where Tori also spends a lot of time at the jewellery workbench, with Kennedy’s becoming the primary income producer. The measured ease with which this happened would not have been possible without a system which placed one of our trusted advisors at the head of a team of specialists handing every aspect of the Ficarras’ worlds.
Not only are Kennedy’s and Cameron’s two very different businesses, they’re the products of very different personalities, priorities and goals. This is why we’re not thinking in categories – like jewellery, finance, accountancy, tax and wealth – but rather, thinking in worlds.
For more on the power of integration, and how we seamlessly and sensitively absorb relevant information from your stable of existing advisors, see The Way We Work.