Hi! We train business owners and entrepreneurs in S.M.A.R.T systems
By putting in place scalable, measurable, affordable, realistic and teachable systems, we help business owners and entrepreneurs maximise the efficiency and profitability of their business and level-up in a very strategic, scalable way.
Our goal is to help our clients have successful, well-oiled business machines, feel under control and LOVE owning their own business.
Our entire training catalogue is based on the 8 Business Fundamentals.
This is because we see a business as a machine of moving parts. If one (or more) of the parts are not working well– the machine can not work at its highest level. Sometimes a poorly performing part can even cause the machine to grind to a halt.
Watch the 8 Business Fundamentals video
The Levelling-up Process
Our training is about being strategic to achieve maximum efficiency & profitability. For most businesses, this means growing or levelling-up.
We recognise 5 business levels.
We have modelled our business levels off the first five levels from Roger Hamilton’s Wealth Spectrum Levels. Our framework breaks each part of a business down into key functions and uses criteria to rank the functions according to their level. The colour coding makes it very easy for our clients and students to see at a glance how their business is doing in each part of their business.
Implementing SMART Systems
When we refer to SMART business systems, we are talking about planning systems strategically. They need to be scalable, measurable, affordable, realistic and teachable. SMART systems also need to talk to each other. Our training is designed around this philosophy. We like to work with our clients to map out their systems, make sure there is no unnecessary double entering, plan for growth and make sure systems are compatible with each other.
The Helpful Academy is part of The Helpful Brand; a group of values-based businesses helping entrepreneurs and business owners with systems strategy, implementation, business support and training.
The Helpful Brand is made up of the following businesses:
Helpful Business Performance – Systems Strategy & Coaching
Helpful Business Performance helps business owners assess what level of business they are at by performing Business Warrant of Fitness Assessments. Our consultants then make personalised recommendations for how that business can level-up by implementing SMART systems. Helpful Business Performance uses a framework to measure business performance in 30 key areas.
Helpful VAs – Virtual Assistance and Business Systems Support
Our team of Helpful VAs works with the Helpful Business Performance Consultants to implement the SMART systems recommended as part of the Business Warrant of Fitness Assessment. They also partner with business owners for ongoing implementation, maintenance and business support. Core services include PA/EA service, Social Media marketing, Website builds/maintenance, Online Learning Platform setup, E-Marketing, Bookkeeping and System Automation.
The Helpful Academy – Online Training Classroom
The Helpful Academy is our online classroom. It’s designed as the delivery service for the business systems training we use with our clients and staff. It hosts both free and paid training to entrepreneurs and small business owners, designed to help them streamline their businesses and level-up.
Kat Soper.com – Personal Blog
Katsoper.com is our owner Kat’s personal blog. Here she shares what’s going on for her in life, and talks to women entrepreneurs about having a successful brand/business around their family and lifestyle.