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How Do We Work? 6
What is the Professional Business Exchange (PBE)?
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Rousseau Associates are able to work across a complete
range of business sectors and we specialise in working with
companies that are profitable and growing.
It is common knowledge that the country’s largest companies
enjoy specialist advice from the top 4 accountancy and
consultancy firms which give them huge advantages in
how best to manage their corporate liabilities and by using
economies of scale, they are able to operate in a more cost
effective and profitable way.
Our proactive business planning goes way beyond what is
possible using traditional accountancy services and due to
our existing infrastructure, we are able to bring this advice and
expertise to the SME sector in a more cost effective manner.
In fact, so confident are we in the ways in which we can help,
we guarantee that we will add true monetary return to your
bottom line even after all costings are considered.
By utilising Rousseau Associates expertise, company owners
will also be able to substantially increase the wealth they are
able to extract from their companies as well as allowing them
to be more profitable and efficient. As a result Rousseau
Associates will add real value to your business.
Rousseau Associates are a
specialist corporate business
consultancy that operates
with SMEs, offering a bespoke
service to leverage them a
unique market advantage.
Case Study – The Challenge
Company A are an established company importing
furniture from abroad for use by bespoke interior
designers. They employ 95 members of staff in two
countries. The company is owned and managed by 4
The company is one of the market leaders and are growing
steadily whilst making good profits. However, as expert as they
are in running this type of business, they have a need for help
in various different sectors.
One major issue is making sure they operate a strong Human
Resources department to manage staff and contracts. They
also want to avoid any legal disputes not only with contracts
but also with any third party companies they deal with when
buying furniture both in the UK and abroad. They have
an existing firm of lawyers on retainer and although this is
expensive, they do not want to set up a legal department as
not only will this cost a lot more but they only need this help
every now and again. They have two staff members who try
and manage the HR side of the business but they have come
across issues which they are not expert enough to deal with
and also struggle with an ever increasing workload. Again, it
is very expensive for the company at this stage to set up a
completely new HR division.
Rousseau Associates visited this company in order to see how
we could help.
New IT infrastructures were also discussed which would help
how business was documented and how the business was
able to communicate not just with each other but with clients.
This was a project that was put in the pipeline for the
The pleasing part for the business owners was not only could
they do all this at a fraction of the cost that it would take for
them to do this individually, they also didn’t need to spend
any time on it as Rousseau Associates in association with the
Professional Business Exchange managed all of this for them.
The business owners were also able to benefit from extracting
wealth for themselves as individuals in a far more effective
manner which was benefiting the business and themselves.
Thanks to the structured approach of Rousseau Associates
this was achieved cost effectively whilst adding to the bottom
line of the overall project.
were able to improve the
logistical planning when
shipping items from
around the world
Case Study – The Solution
Rousseau Associates were not only able to supply a full
suite of legal and HR services at a fraction of the cost
that they were already paying but were able to give them
more specific and concentrated help in the areas that were
Rousseau Associates were able to help with sorting out
travel arrangements for the directors when they needed to
visit different offices and suppliers and improve the logistical
planning when shipping items from around the world.
Company A were keen on letting clients know how ethical they
were when sourcing furniture but this was not reflected in their
marketing and the little social media that they did. Rousseau
Associates were able to totally improve not only the marketing
material but the message they were looking to get across.
The company were also looking to build or buy another
distribution centre in the UK and possibly one abroad.
They wanted to do this without having to use the business
to purchase this as if they did this as individuals, it would be
far more flexible, tax efficient and also help with retirement
planning in the future. We also assisted in foreign exchange to
help the business owners save margin opposed to what their
banks could offer.
are able to deal with any
business sector in any industry.
We need to establish if you and
Rousseau Associates are a fit
for each other and whether
your business is in a position to
benefit from our help
and advice. This meeting
normally takes about an hour
with the business owner.
The accountants are also
invited along if they have a
better knowledge of the
1. Initial Meeting
Sales & Marketing, Social Media, I.T., H.R., Legal, Travel & Logistics, Finance, Foreign Exchange, Property and Corporate Events
Areas where we can help:
This will be a more in depth
discussion around your
business and the areas in
which we can help.
Following this, Rousseau
Associates will produce a
complimentary business plan
covering the areas that are
important to your business
and how we can help and
add value. Allow 2 hours
for the meeting.
2. Business Review
Having established that
Rousseau Associates can
assist and derive additional value
then the business agrees to
engage Rousseau Associates.
In order to facilitate our
recommendations the relevant
documentation is completed and
start dates are agreed.
A Professional Services
Agreement is drawn up and
given to your business together
with suggested board minutes
and accountants direction.
It should also be noted that
Rousseau Associates do not
have agreements that are
binding or for a set period of
time. It is our intention that
we work with your company
on an ongoing basis but this
requirement may be stopped or
adjusted at any given time.
This could be the case if the
services provided are no longer
needed or that your company
executes its exit strategy.
As our relationship is
intended to be ongoing
then suitable dates and
timescales will need to
be discussed in order
to review progress and
requirements as well as
making any necessary
How Do We Work?
What is the Professional
Business Exchange (PBE)?
The PBE is a company that is used to supply and
distribute a whole range of services outlined in
this brochure. The company has grown from the need for
high level contractors to obtain specialist support in a
variety of areas specific to them and their business.
Such has been the need and volume of this requirement
that, over the years, these separate entities have become
businesses in their own right and we have gathered various
personnel over this time who are experts in their field.
The services that are provided include but are not
necessarily restricted to:
Human Resources (HR)
Finance & Capital Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Travel & Logistics
It is common for many companies to outsource some or all of a
range of services as it may not be a requirement for a company
to have a specific department dedicated to this area due to
costs and usage. Many companies have retainers with different
external companies in order to supply these services
when required. That, of course, makes good commercial
sense but can still be expensive.
However, we can take this a step further as not only do we
have all these services under one roof but we can, as a result,
supply these services in a far more cost effective manner.
So much so that we can save companies a great deal
of money. There is also an opportunity to invest in these
services for the longer term in a way that can significantly
increase a company’s profits and also their EBITDA.
Rousseau Associates will not work within your business unless
requested to do so. Nor will your business need to put any
existing work or projects aside. We are a professional resource
working alongside your business giving advice, guidance and a
suite of services whenever needed.
Call Rousseau Associates without obligation today for
a free consultation and business plan.
What is the Professional
Business Exchange (PBE)?