Confronting a business management issue or re-thinking your business model? We will help you clarify next steps, mitigate risks and develop a clear business action plan to move forward with confidence. We consult with small business owners one-on-one, provide support to management teams, lead learning circles for business owners, and facilitate business retreats.
Explore challenges and opportunities. Analyze financials. Identify critical success factors. Assess the management strengths and weaknesses that may impact business success.
Counsel on realistic options for resolving key issues. Identify specific, do-able goals to reach desired business outcomes.
Create a plan that specifies tasks, responsibilities and deadlines necessary to reach goals, confirming the metrics to be used.
Provide on-going advice and support through action plan implementation process, with regular check-ins to assess progress and adjust plan as needed.
Having Paul Terry in our corner has been an enormous asset as we've grown and encountered unforeseen challenges. His relaxed style puts you at ease as you tackle seemingly insurmountable tasks, walking away with confidence and greater understanding. His decades of experience with his and many other companies is a gold mine of information that he selflessly shares with enthusiasm. Working with Paul has been the key to unlocking the doors of sustainable success.”– Kyle Minor, Kyle Minor Design
I've been working with Paul since 2015. He has guided me from my dream of owning my own coffee shop, to opening the cafe, and understanding how to grow the business. His advice and guidance are grounded in real and practical ways, and whenever I've hit a snag, he has been there with practical solutions. He's a great resource for me as a small business owner.”– Janette Bachman, Pupfish Cafe
Paul's expertise and leadership at the Renaissance Business Planning class was the catalyst for Black Jet's growth and development. Meeting with him one on one for consulting at Paul Terry & Associates as Black Jet matured was just as eye opening. He is patient, knowledgeable and helps guide you to the answers you need to succeed. His experience with other small businesses is incredible and you always leave each session feeling energized towards the plan you have come up with. Paul has been a valuable part of Black Jet Baking Co.'s existence in San Francisco.”– Gillian Shaw, Black Jet Baking Company
Paul Terry is the real deal. He is interesting and interested. He approaches strategic business thinking from a humanist angle. But just when you go down a path that may seem touchy-feely, he’ll swing things around and confront you with a harder edged, fiscal hammer.”– Gregory Gavin, Riveropolis
My company provides video production services for many tech companies. We have to be creative, responsive and competitive in this industry. To do so, we must have a strong team, pay close attention to our numbers, and have a clear plan for what we are doing next and down the road. Paul provides essential guidance related to personnel management, financial monitoring and action planning. His clear thinking and his experience working with many entrepreneurs has helped me to see the road clearly while running my fast-paced business. Paul has been my anchor through the years and I am so lucky to have the best business consultant in the world!”– Carol Gancia, Ripplemakers, Inc.
We hired Paul Terry & Associates after more than 20 years in business because we were experiencing rapid growth and wanted guidance on personnel, business planning and lease negotiations. Working with Paul has been great. He gets quickly to the matter at hand and provides valuable insights that allow us to move forward with clarity and confidence. He really understands small business issues. He helps us reflect and act on the day-to-day concerns of running a business and he keeps us focused on our strategic planning and goals. Since working with Paul we have had even more business success.”– Dr. Carl Hangee-Bauer, San Francisco Natural Medicine
Our consulting sessions with Paul Terry have been of great value over the last 25 years of our business. Paul is adept at focusing our attention on the immediate problem and helping us to see beyond the distractions. He and his staff have been very helpful in strategic planning, assessing our strengths and opportunities, providing excellent customer service training, and helping us plan for growth in specific management areas. Paul has been a great asset to our management team and in the continued assessments and growth of our grocery business."– Lester Zeidman, The Good Life Grocery
Paul helped me fine tune the tracking and forecasting of my business and provided key information in hiring and managing employees. He is a great resource and I highly recommend his business consulting services!”– Christine Friel, Double Happiness Health