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Our Services

Are you stuck in a rut and not sure what your next move should be?

Real business achievement through practical business advice and support.

What are your business needs?

Do you need to:

  • Bring in more sales?
  • Generate better leads?
  • Improve your control over costs?
  • Find funding?
  • Deliver better team performance?
  • Collect your outstanding debts?
  • Manage your growth?

Our OpenCircle business advisory services are especially aimed at encouraging real business achievement. This is done by providing much-needed practical advice and support to mid-sized businesses faced with transition or a rapidly changing market.

Exploratory coffee meeting

As the owner or manager of a mid-sized business, we offer to sit down with you, enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss your business and its unique challenges. This initial meeting is completely free of charge and without any obligation.

Expert guidance all the way

It’s important to know that you can turn around any situation in your business, however dire it may seem. That’s provided you are fully committed to making the change. Your Certified 7 Stage Advisor will guide you through the 7 Stage Process™, starting with DISCoverY™.

Once you have identified which stage your business is in now, and which stage you aspire to achieve, you will place your focus on improving the areas of your business that will provide the greatest level of impact. Most importantly, your OpenCircle business advisor will be a vital resource to you while you navigate this journey.

Ongoing practical business support

All of the business advisors in our OpenCircle team are in a position to engage with you on a longer term basis. This will help you to improve your overall business performance or find a solution in a specific area of need. The aim is always real business achievement.

For details of the individuals who make up our business advisory team, click here.

OpenConnect breakfast seminars

Our aim here is to bring together top business minds who share a common need to grow their opportunity base and enjoy the benefits of a virtually limitless network of partnering prospects.

Creating contact points through initiatives like OpenConnect, our OpenCircle team is able to showcase the insights of leading business specialists and bring you closer to the cutting edge of modern business practice.


OpenDashboard – provides a “snapshot” of how your business is performing overall. The objective is to supply decision makers with a quick overview to monitor the health of the business at a specific time, focussing on high level measures of actual performance against budget and the previous year.


Very few midsize businesses know how their clients rate them? To assist in answering the question we create and design bespoke questionnaires to extract specific information and serve four basic purposes:

  • collect the appropriate data,
  • make data comparable to analyse,
  • minimise bias in formulating and asking question, and
  • to make questions engaging and varied.


The Vantagepoint product suite consists of a business simulation board game, business guides, optional customised Business Challenge cards and templates for Sales, Administration and Finance. Playing Vantagepoint builds business acumen.

The 7 Stages of Scalable Business™

This methodology was created by accredited IIB associate, Carl Gould. The aim is to help owners and executives to achieve success in their mid-size businesses.
DISCoverY process™

Carl Gould developed this first step specifically to help you to understand your business better. At the same time you will discover its true personality. Members of our OpenCircle team are fully qualified to take you through this process. Through this, you will reach an excellent understanding of what strengths your business requires so that you can enjoy real business achievement.

7 Stage Mastery

Uncover the hidden value and untapped potential in your business. Implement our simple 7 Stage business blueprint.

Every successful organisation goes through seven very predictable stages on its way to achieving its ultimate potential. We call this the Growth Cycle™:

Stage 1: Strategic Planning – A Dream is Born!
Stage 2: Specialisation – An Expert is Born!
Stage 3: Synergy – A Structure is Born!
Stage 4: Systems – A Machine is Born!
Stage 5: Sustainability – A Scalable Business is Born!
Stage 6: Scaleability – An Asset is Born!
Stage 7: Succession – A Legacy is Born