Chirag Patel, Co-Founder at Stratefix Consulting
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Chirag Patel: While working in SME organization, i came across the typical situation where SME Entrepreneurs get stuck after a certain level of Business Growth.
After this insight, I have conducted Research on 250+ SME Entrepreneurs on all the possible reasons they get stuck.
89% of the SME Entrepreneurs have admitted that they get stuck because there is no one in their organization who can direct them as well as support in the implementation of Strategy which is the pain of SMEs because of Multiple reasons like lack of having Brainy Team, Self Exposure and Traditional Mindsets.
From this Research, we had found the idea of serving to SMEs for their pain area of Strategy Implementation.
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Stratefix Consulting
Chirag Patel: Stratefix Consulting has 3 Different Verticals :
1. Management Consulting: Strategy Consulting, HR Transformation, Business Process Re-Engineering, Sales Consulting, Market Research
2. Executive Hiring: It covers exclusive hiring for CXO/Top/Mid Management Level Executives Only
3. Research: Market Research, Customer Satisfaction, Employee Happiness Index
Great Companies: What makes Stratefix Consulting different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Ground Level of Implementation :
(a) While Most of the Consulting Firms focus on Board Room Meeting, We work on ground level Implementation by understanding the pain of People, Process and Technology.
(b) While All others focus on driving the Owners/Directors, We make sure, Strategy and Processes are aligned from the Ground Level
(c) While All others Talk, We believe in "Walk The Talk"
Probably, we are doing the same thing but at Stratefix, We make sure, Strategy gets implemented and remains sustainable on the ground level.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
(a) The Toughest Job was to inculcate the belief in the mind of SME Entrepreneurs that, they can learn from someone who is not the core of their field. In short, it took years and years to cultivate the need for Management Consulting in the mindset of SME Entrepreneurs.
(b) Working with a ground-level team of SMEs was a next-level challenge as they have completely different issues that cant be understood in Board Room Meeting.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Stratefix Consulting?
Chirag Patel: We wish to expand our Organization through Franchise Network across India within next 5 Years and wish to transform 10,000 Business / Organizations to help them to build and sustain the Strategy for Next Level of Growth.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
(1) Satisfied Customer is 1st Step towards Growth : Make your Customers Satisfied, Delighted to grow further + Add Value on time to time basis to take them to the next level
(2) Persistence: Stick to your Ethics and make everyone your Partner in the journey of Growth - Clients, Suppliers and Employees