buildglobal

SME businesses advisory and consulting services online

Our services are designed to equip Small/Medium businesses with the support needed to overcome business challenges, be profitable and to grow.

Build Global SMEs Small/Medium Business Services

We are passionate about Small/Medium Businesses. We know how challenging the entrepreneurial journey can be. When our Founder, Sabrina Clarke-Okwubanego, started Build Global she new competing in a market place dominated by large consultancies would be difficult.

Sabrina also knew that the skills she developed in Management Consulting and Financial Services prepared her for the challenges ahead. Through learning, making mistakes and achieving milestones, Sabrina understood the barriers to success and challenges Small/Medium businesses face.

OUR SERVICES

Build Global is powered by technology. All of our services can be delivered digitally.

We manage the strategic planning process, strategy, mission and objectives by working in partnership with the Leadership Team.

67% of business models fail because of execution. We design and implement a business model that tells the right story.

When we negotiate for businesses, we do so to ensure both parties have a mutually beneficial agreement.

Our Advisors support Leadership Teams and Business owners in navigating challenges, ideating and bringing solutions to business challenges.

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While it can be slightly more complicated to ensure diversity when establishing supply chains and protocols, the rewards can be manifold. Supplier diversity can bring a wider, richer pool of experiences, cultures and approaches that will enhance and inform every single one of the businesses involved. The spotlight on social injustice continues to extend to many different aspects of diversity, from systemic racism to gender inequalities at work. Yet it can be all too easy to react to supplier diversity as part of a wider ‘box-ticking’ exercise without due care and attention given to what it actually means in reality. Supplier diversity works at its best when companies genuinely strive to ensure that all relevant suppliers are given an equal and fair chance to tender for business and secure contracts with the company without the fear of discrimination or negative preconceptions adversely affecting their success rate. While the advantages of offering a level playing field to all potential suppliers is clear, there are also many benefits for the company in question as well. Here are five reasons why... It offers commercial advantages Embracing a wider group of suppliers without letting preconceptions preclude any group or groups will benefit your company in commercial ways as well as ethical ones. A fairer approach like this puts you in direct contact with an increased number of sales and procurement opportunities and allows you a better understanding of different approaches to,
OnPay doesn’t have all the tools and adds ons that Intuit offers, but in exchange, it provides a simple pricing model with the straightforward payroll necessities that especially small businesses need. Did you know that 1 in every 3 small business owners gets penalized by the IRS for payroll errors? Here are five of the best payroll options for small businesses: Intuit PayrollLooking for the barebones when it comes to payroll services? Or do you want a fully-automated, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink payroll service instead? No matter where you fall on that spectrum, Intuit Payroll has an option for you. OnPayOnPay doesn’t have all the tools and add-ons that Intuit offers, but in exchange, it provides a simple pricing model with the straightforward payroll necessities that especially small small businesses need. GustoGusto, previously known as ZenPayroll, is an intuitive payroll service for any sort of small business. NamelyWhat does “HR for Humans” look like? Just ask Namely: one of the biggest new human resources services around. SageSage takes payroll services a step further with Sage Payroll HCM, a cloud-based app that allows small- and medium-size businesses to do a lot more than just manage payroll. It’s a central hub for human resources, organizing and simplifying the process of hiring, onboarding, and retaining employees.
Ethical procurement has become big news across many industry sectors, with the way that a supplier conducts its business and treats its own employees as significant a deciding factor as its prices and profit margins for many companies involved in the tendering process. Ethical sourcing has a number of advantages, including encouraging suppliers to work at the highest levels of responsible and sustainable business operations, extending ethical practices to delivery and health and safety protocols and reducing risk all the way along the supply chain. As we start a new year, perhaps it is a good time to make switching to, or increasing your ethical procurement methods to play your part in raising standards, safeguarding vulnerable workers and protecting quality standards of products and services around the world. Here’s how to get started on your own ethical supplier database. Do your research Make sure that you know what an ethical supplier database looks like, namely which companies should be on it and why. Online research can get you started in drawing up a shortlist, but do bear in mind that an organisation’s website and social media platforms will only say what the company (or its PR agency) wants you to know about the way it operates, so dig a little deeper than simply dropping by for a quick read. The same goes for any brochures or sales pitches a potential supplier may provide you with. Check their
Does your business have lots of ideas about how to change? Have you drawn up an ambitious list of New Year’s resolutions to help your company make the most of 2021? We all use the impetus of the old year coming to an end to state our good intentions and ways in which we are going to better ourselves over the next twelve months. Yet, how many of us are still on the bandwagon, come December? That’s where change management can be extremely effective. Organisations that are facing change, whether self-imposed or as a result of flux in the world around them, can often go off course if they cannot deal with the fall-out of switching to a new direction. By studying the discipline and principles behind change management and applying them to your own company, you can be better equipped to weather the storms of change as they approach you in 2021 and beyond. Here’s what you need to know. Know why you need (or want) to change Start by asking yourself some questions about the change you plan to make within your business. Why do you want or need to change? Why must it happen now (or whenever you are planning to take action)? What would happen if you don’t make the change? What happens if you do act, and it doesn’t work out? Write these questions and answers down and discuss with your team
After the year we have all had, it can be extremely cathartic to look towards the future. While the coronavirus pandemic has shown us the futility of overly rigid short-term planning, we can still plan for the longer-term future of a business to agree a defined goal, purpose and general direction that the business needs to be moving in. not only does this motivate us when we start to flag, but it also helps to unify the team so they can work towards a shared goal and can inform tough business decisions that may need to be made while the world continues to recover from recent events. Such clarity at a confusing time can offer excellent competitive advantage too. When the time is right for you to move to the next level, you’ll be ready. Here are some areas to consider when planning your long-term business strategy. Vision and values The key here is to create a business vision that is clear, positive and inspirational – n meat feat, you might suggest. The most effective business visions and values are clearly written in 100 words or less, using strong, yet comprehensible vocabulary that is not obscured by jargon, acronyms or waffle. It should answer the questions: what do you want your company to be and how do you want your customers to perceive you? Don’t forget to think about your personal vision and values too, as these

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