We Are Your Silver Lining
We Are Your Silver Lining
We pride ourselves on giving you only what you need and not inflating costs or billing excessive hours. A successful client is a lifetime client. We implement solutions to a wide variety of problems, including those related to business start-up, marketing, manufacturing, strategy, organization structure, compliance, health and safety, technology, and communications.
Now more than ever, the need for our services are steadily increasing due to emerging industries and unregulated and unprecedented growth, it is important that you choose a consultancy wisely. It is cost effective to hire us to address the lack of internal manpower to complete all necessary tasks and make informed decisions. The most prevalent reason for hire us as your consulting company is the complexity of today's business climate—as a result of deregulation, globalization, and technology advancements—has outpaced many companies' levels of expertise. Finally, we provide a way for our clients to get special projects done without adding employees to the payroll.
The decision to hire us consultant is not one that you should take lightly. Hiring any consultant can be very expensive. however what separates us form others is that we will provide you with tools to monitor the status and cost of your project even if you don't select us. We will first decide whether the situation facing your company requires the input of a consultant. If it does, we will ensure advance preparation is done to ensure a successful consulting experience. The small business owner is then ready to find and negotiate a contract with the right consultant. An important part of this process is understanding the ways in which consultants charge for their services. Hopefully, after completing the consulting process, the small business will emerge with a successfully implemented solution to its problem.
Deciding whether or not to hire a consultant
In deciding whether or not to hire a consultant, the small business owner should consider the nature of the problem, the reasons why internal resources cannot be used to solve it, and the possible advantages a consultant could offer. You want to call a consultant when you feel like your business is 'stuck.' Your revenues are flat or growing very slowly. Your costs are growing at a faster rate than revenue … Something isn't working but you don't quite know what it is—or what to do about it. A small business should not hire a consultant simply in order to have someone else implement unpopular decisions. You'll need to determine what type of consultant you'll need. We can help you make that determination and point you in the right direction. There are several types of consultants.
An advisory consultant analyzes the problem and turns recommendations over to the client, but is not involved in implementation of the solution. In contrast, an operational consultant remains on hand to assist the client in proper implementation, or in some cases handles the implementation without the client's assistance.
The consulting process begins when the client company decides to enlist the services of a consultant. The consultant then analyzes the company's problem and provides recommendations about how to fix it. Small business owners should avoid the temptation to blindly follow a consultant's recommendations; instead, they should seek to understand the diagnosis and be prepared to negotiate any necessary changes. The consulting process should not be mysterious or unusual, but rather a mutually beneficial business arrangement between consultant and client. Finally, after implementing the consultant's recommendations, the client company should formally evaluate the success of the consulting experience so that those lessons can be applied to future problems.
A “readiness program” is a complete set of customized policies and procedures which are customized to our client’s operation, building on the foundation of the Quality Management System. Readiness programs are designed to prepare a facility for real-world operations ahead of “switching on the lights”. It is common for our readiness programs to cover the following:
- Documentation procedures
- Production-related procedures
- Quality assurance procedures
- Quality control procedures
- Sanitation procedures
- Record-keeping procedures
- Security procedures
- Equipment maintenance-related procedures
- Material handling procedures
- Post-licence obligations by the Licensee
- Material/genetic sourcing
The journey of obtaining a licence starts with an application and a foundation of policy and procedures. The real work around becoming operationally ready involves customizing and fine-tuning these to a specific facility that has been fully built out and prepared to operate. Throughout the application stages, our clients’ plans often change, but once their facility is completed and their initial team is hired, a readiness program takes their business from concept to reality.
We help cannabis producers implement readiness programs, including the collection of compliance evidence with regards to security and quality. Our team of dedicated full-time compliance experts can create a readiness program to get your facility up and running and firing on all cylinders. Contact us today to start a conversation.