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The past year has been like no other and we would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We remain committed to serving your needs and offering the best service possible. While we embrace vast improvements in systems and product offerings year after year, we truly believe that customer relationships remain at the heart of Allstyles Business Consultants.Read More
It is people like you who make being in business such a pleasure all year long. Our business is a source of pride to us, and with employees like you, we find going to work each day a rewarding experience.Read More
In sales, commerce and economics, a customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product or an idea - obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier via a financial transaction or exchange for money or some other valuable consideration.Read More
Anyone with a membership card can get a discount up to 20% during each order of products and services on our website. Keep in mind that purchasing items at a discount is exclusive to members. If you're the Primary Member or Account Manager you can assign your free membership card to one other person in your home or organization.Read More
Shopping online is much better than going into stalls and shops to buy goods and ask for services to be rendered because it saves a lot of time. One can easily browse through our online store and e-commerce store to select whatever they want within the shortest possible time. An online storefront is a web site that enables visitors to find, order and pay for products and services. An online store is a website through which customers place orders. It may represent a small local store, a major retailer, an e-commerce store or an individual. ABC Store is the online store where you can order things and have them delivered to your address. List your business on ABC Store to allow people make orders online.Read More
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus and the restrictions associated with it, people's movements have been restricted and Businesses have been affected negatively. We have responded and come to the aid of businesses. We have created a new website where people can list their products and services and then customers can make orders online.Read More
Affiliate Referral Program
To participate in the Allstyles Business Consultants Affiliate Referral Program, the Affiliate registration form must be completed and submitted to Allstyles Business Consultants. All applicants are immediately eligible to participate in the Allstyles Business Consultants Affiliate Referral program however such participation is subject to ongoing, periodic review by My Organization and may be revoked at anytime without notice. Participation may be suspended or terminated if we determine (at our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the Program. Unsuitable sites include those that:
- Promote sexually explicit materials
- Promote violence
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Promote illegal activities
- Violate intellectual property rights
- Or are otherwise deemed inconsistent with the best interests of Allstyles Business Consultants
This agreement shall apply only to Affiliate owned and managed web sites as indicated in the registration form. Under no circumstances may Allstyles Business Consultants Affiliate Referral links be placed on sites not registered with Allstyles Business Consultants.Read More
To our esteemed customers,
We write to notify you that now you can pay for products and services using Zamtel (ZamPay)
ZamPay an e-money service that enables Zamtel customers use their mobile phone as a digital wallet and conduct payment transactions for goods and services such as: Payments for groceries, meals at eateries, items at clothing stores and other retail places.Read More
We believe that the business plan is the key ingredient for a successful busine business ss and is often ignored. Keep in mind that creating a business plan is an essential step for any prudent entrepreneur to take, regardless of the size of the business. Allstyles Business Consultants will help you create an individualized business plan, and provides the tools to make it easy. Allstyles Business Consultants has developed training modules for training people in entrepreneurship. We have training modules that are divided into two which include; Starting a Business, and Building a Business.Read More
As business consultants, we work with clients on strategy, planning and problem solving, and help clients develop business skills and knowledge. These topics range from designing a business model or marketing plan, to determining which marketing techniques to use and how to use them.
A consultant may be hired to identify problems. Sometimes a business discovers it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed rather than hiring full-time employees. They also can save additional money because they don't have to pay benefits to the consultants they hire.
As Consultants, we are paid to share our expertise and knowledge to help businesses attain goals and solve problems. Businesses often hire consultants to supplement their staff and save the costs of hiring a full-time employee. As a person new to the company or organization, consultants view the situation from a fresh perspective. Because a consultant isn't beholden to any particular corporate culture, co-worker scrutiny or morale, consultants can act as the catalyst for change.
While there are no degree requirements for a consultant, they do need to have vast knowledge and experience in a particular field. In addition to expertise, a consultant should have a track record of past accomplishments. Individuals with higher levels of education and experience will generally receive greater compensation for their services. Consulting is a broad area of interest and, from businesses to personal services, there's a consulting opportunity for practically every industry.
Job Duties of a Business Consultant
Job duties can vary depending on the industry in which a consultant is working and based on the specific field of expertise. Fixing or improving a particular component of client's business is the broadest duty for which consultants are hired. Consultants may sometimes be asked to teach a business' employees how to manipulate a new software program or some other skill that increases productivity or generates more revenue.
They're also expected to provide advice, make recommendations and excel at problem solving. Consultants are often used prior to, and during, the start-up of a new business or to re-energize a failing business. Consultants are also brought in when a business needs reorganization, including the termination of individual employees or entire departments. A client will retain a consultant's services until the goal or obligations of the particular endeavour have been met.
The time period for consultancy can vary in length, depending on the needs of the client and on any unforeseen problems or additions to the project for which the consultant was hired.
Successful consultants derive their skill set from a combination of learned techniques acquired from higher education and, to a lesser degree, innate personality traits. These skills include the following:
1. Logical reasoning
5. Ability to work well with others
Top 10 Reasons Organizations Hire a Consultant
- A consultant has the right expertise. This is where it pays not only to be really good in your chosen field, but also to have a track record that speaks for itself. For example, Riddle says he knows that every client who hired him did so partly on the basis of his track record.
- A consultant may be hired to identify problems. Sometimes employees are too close to a problem inside an organization to identify it, that’s when a consultant rides in on his or her white horse to save the day.
- A consultant can supplement the staff. Sometimes a business discovers it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed rather than hiring full-time employees. They also can save additional money because they don't have to pay benefits to the consultants they hire. Even though a consultant's fees are generally higher than an employee's salary, over the long haul it makes good economic sense to hire a consultant.
- A consultant can act as a catalyst for change. No one likes change, especially corporate America. But sometimes change is needed, and a consultant may be brought in to implement the changes. A benefit to the company is that the consultant can do things without worrying about the corporate culture, employee morale, or other issues that get in the way when an organization is trying to institute change.
- A consultant provides much-needed objectivity. Who else is more qualified to identify a problem than a consultant? A good consultant provides an objective, fresh viewpoint without worrying about what people in the organization might think about the results and how they were achieved.
- A consultant may be hired to teach. Consultants are called on to teach many skills. Of course, it's the consultant's task to keep up with developments in their field of expertise so they're always ready to teach new clients what they need to stay competitive.
- A consultant by be hired to do the "dirty work." Let's face it: No one wants to be the person who has to make cuts in the staff or to eliminate an entire division. An impartial outside consultant is the perfect person to handle such unpleasant tasks.
- A consultant can bring new life to an organization. If you're good at coming up with ideas that work, then you won't have any trouble finding clients. At one time or another, most businesses need someone to administer "first aid" to get things rolling again.
- A consultant may be hired to create a new business. There are consultants who are experts in this discipline. But it does require special skill, so make sure you have it before you market yourself as a business development consultant.
- A consultant may be hired to influence other people. Do you like to hang out with the rich and famous in your town? If so, you may be hired to do a consulting job based on whom you know.
The business software is the key ingredient for a successful business. Having a business system is an essential step for any prudent entrepreneur to take, regardless of the size of the business. Business software (or a business application) is a software or set of computer programs used by business users to perform various business functions. These business applications are used to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform other business functions accurately. We have developed a cost-effective but robust accounting software called; Allstyles Business Accounting.Read More
A membership in an organization allows people to subscribe, and often requires them to pay a membership fee or "subscription". Membership in an organizations typically have a particular purpose, which involves connecting people together around a particular profession, industry, activity, interest, mission or geographical location. This might simply be to encourage or facilitate interaction and collaboration, but it also often involves promoting and enhancing the purpose itself.
Membership vary in size from very small, voluntary associations, which may not be formally established, to very large nationally or internationally renowned organizations, like the aforementioned National Trust, which had 3.7 million members in 2010, each paying about £50 per year. Some of these membership organizations are referred to as multi-chapters if they have a main parent organization that is made up of chapters, clubs, or regions.
Types of membership organization include Professional associations, Trade associations, Voluntary associations, Political parties, Clubs and a wide range of others.
Allstyles Business Consultants typically rely on Membership system on our website to provide membership services to our members on www.myallstyles.comRead More
Affiliate marketing has grown quickly since its inception. The e-commerce website, viewed as a marketing toy in the early days of the Internet, became an integrated part of the overall business plan and in some cases grew to a bigger business than the existing offline business. According to one report, the total sales amount generated through affiliate networks in 2006 was £2.16 billion in the United Kingdom alone. The estimates were £1.35 billion in sales in 2005. Marketing Sherpa's research team estimated that, in 2006, affiliates worldwide earned US$6.5 billion in bounty and commissions from a variety of sources in retail, personal finance, gaming and gambling, travel, telecom, education, publishing, and forms of lead generation other than contextual advertising programs.
In 2006, the most active sectors for affiliate marketing were the adult gambling, retail industries and file-sharing services. The three sectors expected to experience the greatest growth are the mobile phone, finance, and travel sectors. Soon after these sectors came the entertainment (particularly gaming) and Internet-related services (particularly broadband) sectors. Also several of the affiliate solution providers expect to see increased interest from business-to-business marketers and advertisers in using affiliate marketing as part of their mix.Read More
QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.Read More
A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically. Server-side dynamic pages are generated "on the fly" by computer code that produces the HTML (CSS are responsible for appearance and thus, are static files). There are a wide range of software systems, such as CGI, Java Servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP), Active Server Pages and ColdFusion (CFML) that are available to generate dynamic web systems and dynamic sites. Various web application frameworks and web template systems are available for general-use programming languages like Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby to make it faster and easier to create complex dynamic websites.Read More
Having a privilege of communicating with other business men and women using a well developed website that gives access to finding customers for your products and services through a platform is the greatest privilege one can ever want to have. What business men and women are missing is the ability to interact with fellow business men and women through a coordinated platform. Allstyles Business Consultants has a membership forum where business men and women can meet and interact. Remember what we all need is a connection, yes the ability to meet and connect with other business individuals through a well developed website system. I have created my account, you can create yours tool and invite all those you know to create theirs too. For more Information, https://myallstyles.comRead More
Tip I: "There is a solution to every problem." (Sudhril Ruparelia. Founder and CEO Ruparelia Group)
Tip II: Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. (Arthur Ashe. Tennis player)
Tip III: Andrew Carnegie was once asked what he would do if everything he had achieved was taken away and this is what he said "I would make it back in 10 years." (Andrew Carnegie, Businessman and Entrepreneur)
Starting a business or managing one requires efficient problem solving techniques from management. The most successful business and corporate executives are required to be great problem solvers in order to enable smooth day to day business operations.
Entrepreneurs with great problem solving ability are always capable of solving business challenges both on the employee and client side. All businesses are about solutions to customer problems. If there are no problems there are no businesses. All businesses get problems on an everyday basis.
In order to handle problem solving efficiently I excerpted a formula from the book “The Power of Self Discipline” by Brian Tracy that will assist in creating a credible business problem solving strategy.
1. Take the time to define the problem clearly.
Many executives like to jump into solution mode immediately, even before they understand the issue. In some cases, a small problem can become a big one with inappropriate actions. In all cases, real clarity will expedite the path ahead.
2. Pursue alternate paths on "facts of life" and opportunities.
Remember, there are some things that you can do nothing about. They're not problems; they are merely facts of life. Often, what appears to be a problem is actually an opportunity in disguise.
3. Challenge the definition from all angles.
Beware of any problem for which there is only one definition. The more ways you can define a problem, the more likely it is that you will find the best solution. For example, "sales are too low" may mean strong competitors, ineffective advertising, or a poor sales process.
4. Iteratively question the cause of the problem.
This is all about finding the root cause, rather than treating a symptom. If you don't get to the root, the problem will likely recur, perhaps with different symptoms. Don't waste time re-solving the same problem.
5. Identify multiple possible solutions.
The more possible solutions you develop, the more likely you will come up with the right one. The quality of the solution seems to be in direct proportion to the quantity of solutions considered in problem solving.
6. Prioritize potential solutions.
An acceptable solution, doable now, is usually superior to an excellent solution with higher complexity, longer time-frame, and higher cost. There is a rule that says that every large problem was once a small problem that could have been solved easily at that time.
7. Make a decision. Select a solution, any solution, and then decide on a course of action.
The longer you put off deciding on what to do, the higher the cost, and the larger the impact. Your objective should be to deal with 80% of all problems immediately. At the very least, set a specific deadline for making a decision and stick to it.
8. Assign responsibility.
Who exactly is going to carry out the solution or the different elements of the solution? Otherwise nothing will happen, and you have no recourse but to implement all solutions yourself.
9. Set a measure for the solution.
Otherwise you will have no way of knowing when and whether the problem was solved. Problem solutions in a complex system often have unintended side effects which can be worse than the original problem.
People who are good at problem solving are some of the most valuable and respected people in every area. In fact, success is often defined as "the ability to solve problems." In many cultures, this is called "street smarts," and it's valued even more than "book smarts." The best entrepreneurs have both.Read More
As the year 2019 comes to an end soon the best to do is think of what we have achieved and what we have not achieved in 2019 then plan for 2020.
5. What shall it profit a man if he gains all the following on social media and not get anything in retain?Read More
As the Christmas season approaches, there is always so much activity and personal business to attend to that it is easy to forget to thank our valued customers, like you, for their orders. The holiday season offers us a special opportunity to extend our personal thanks to our friends, and our very best wishes for the future.
And so it is that we now gather together and wish to you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We consider you a good friend and extend our wishes for good health and good cheer.
It is people like you who make being in business such a pleasure all year long. Our business is a source of pride to us, and with customers like you, we find going to work each day a rewarding experience.
We tip our glasses to you. Thanks again for a wonderful year.
Life is too short to start a business that doesn't give you satisfaction and joy. And, through good times and bad times, you will stick with something you love. The business plan is the key ingredient for a successful business and is often ignored. Allstyles Business Consultants will help you create an individualized business plan, and provides the tools to make it easy. The primary value of your business plan will be to create a written outline that evaluates all aspects of the economic viability of your business venture including a description and analysis of your business prospects. We specialize in business documents.Read More