Businesses have many needs. Filing, paying bills, advertising,
appointments and more takes time. A simple presentation can
consume an afternoon. Here is where Benchmark can contribute
skills on an as-needed basis. Many business tasks can be done
by the owner, but their time is better spent generating income.
By using Benchmark II as an on-demand support staff (EVAs),
they only pay for the time they need without incurring the
cost of adding staff, equipment and facilities that they cannot
yet fully utilize or afford. Some tasks are so intermittent
and specialized they may never need an in-house staff member
to handle them at all, but they still need to get done. Simply
put, it is a temporary service at the push of a button.
Logos and Branding
Benchmark II can provide high quality log design work and
help you to craft a brand that stays in your customers mind.
This give your business a distinctive and professional appearance
that can help you stand out from the crowd and get you noticed.
From business cards to brochures and even online marketing
such as web design, E-mail marketing and social networking,
the marketing materials needed to get your message out in
today's environment come in a bewildering variety. Choosing
the best methods and maintaining a consistent look is important
to meeting your marketing and advertising goals. Benchmark
II is constantly involved with new ways to get your message
out and we can help you use your marketing dollars to their
Virtual Support Services
Day-to-day operations and administrative tasks can eat up
your productive time. The time you spend doing paperwork eats
into the time you can actually spend producing income. This
is where virtual support services can help. Spend your time
producing product and capturing new business, not coding daily
receipts! Get an EVA! See our Virtual
Web Site/Page Development
Today, the business web site is as much a part of being in
business as the phonebook once was. The Internet is the first
place most consumers turn to find a business. But the cost
and complexity of getting a professional web site is a barrier
to many businesses. Benchmark II has a program for helping
small businesses get a low cost professional web site at an
affordable price. We help you determine just how much of an
online presence you really need, not just what a web development
company wants to sell you.
Benchmark II is ready to meet with you and set up a step-by-step
process to help you handle your business. From business plans
to scheduling, we can help minimize the pressures so you can
focus on what you planned when you opened the business.
It is amazing how much time it takes to run a business, isn't
it? That does not even account for the time need to actually
Most small business owners would rather focus on the core
of their business, i.e., what their business is rather
than how to manage the office functions. Small and growing
businesses often do not have enough time, money or space to
house a staff member to run 'the office'. If they stay in
to manage the office, they are not generating income. If they
are working at the actual business, they aren't answering
the phone or billing their clients. And there may not be enough
hours in the day to get it all done. That's where we can help.
From assessment and planning to actual operations, Benchmark
II is here to help you succeed. Benchmark II is ready to meet
with you and set up a step-by-step process to help you handle
your business. From business plans to scheduling, we can help
minimize the pressures so you can focus on what you planned
when you opened the business.
Step One - Assessment
By working with you to understand your goals and current
business status, we can help you determine what you really
need to achieve your dreams. We help you identify the real
barriers to success by providing a valuable outside view.
We start by examining current operations, the business environment
inside and outside your business and how these factor into
achieving your goals.
Step Two - Planning & Continuity
Next, we help you to plan to achieve your goals within the
framework of your business. Helping you to target the areas
that need help and build on your core strengths to achieve
the goals you set for your business.
Step Three - Training & Continuity
When appropriate, we can help you identify where training
can improve you operations for your and/or your staff. Benchmark
II provides some common training and also partners with others
that we have found who can provide high quality training.
Step Four - Research & Marketing
Perhaps your business had a great plan and you had a great
idea of your market when your business started, but the market
or economic conditions have changed. We can help you with
new research and develop a marketing plan to reach the new
customers, then put that plan into action using a combination
of online and traditional marketing and advertising methods
to reach your customers.
Step Five - Handling New Growth
One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is becoming
a victim of their own success and not handling the growth
that comes with it. Growth brings challenges such as maintaining
the levels of service and quality brought with success. Developing
standards of operation, evaluating staffing needs and managing
the costs of growing are all areas where Benchmark II can