He founded Astute Business Consulting as a solution to the business planning needs of business owners and aspiring business owners. The drive for starting this company emanated from his understanding of the need for a lasting solution to the problem of the collapse of thousands of businesses within their first five years of the establishment because of the absence of sound strategic management. Difficulty in capital acquisition was identified to stem from the absence of quality and professionally written business plans as much as the chronic lack of capital in the market.
While many entrepreneurs lack the nous to document their business ideas, strategies, market analysis, and operational and financial information, many established business owners looking for expansion, among others, do not have ample time to document their business information as well as they want and thus need competence in business writing to translate their thoughts and plans into well refined, easily understandable, and convincing documents that close deals.
The foregoing are the driving forces behind the establishment and growth of Astute Business Consulting, whose conceptualisation occurred in 2007. Over the years, he has developed into an enthusiastic Quality Management Systems expert eager to contribute to client success through business writing competence, hard work, attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. He is highly skilled in Business Planning, Business Diagnostics, Market Research, Feasibility Studies, and Tender Proposals / Bids. He also possesses a clear understanding of business processes and documentation development through his competence in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and Environmental Management systems. He is very competent in financial modelling, which he has honed by learning about and developing excel models as a hobby since 2007. He is equally proficient in developing bids or proposals for tenders with experience in winning tenders for clients for oil and gas, mining, construction, and telecom project tenders.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon and is a certified Lead Auditor in ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001 management systems. His skill set is summarised as Developing Business Plans, Preparing Bids / Proposals for Tenders, Developing Financial Models, Quality Assurance Management Quality control procedures, Quality Assurance Diagnostics, Executive-Level Presentations, Sales, and Marketing Support.