The golden rule for every business person is this: Put yourself in your customer's place. (Orison Swett Marden)
This was a new idea for us - and having searched the internet, it seems it's fairly new for everyone. We already run virtual accounting services, and have tailored our practice to make this possible. We don't try and offer the traditional accounting approach virtually. Rather we have tailored our offerings to ensure they work.
With business development services, we thought about also offering these "virtually", and at first it seemed it might be too difficult. But when we thought further, the core of most things we do is thinking. Yes, we get additional clues by seeing the environment, but the biggest part of our work is about ideas.
Coupled with this, RAN ONE began offering internet-based versions of our software. In fact some of this material is so easy it can almost be run without an advisor. I say almost because in all the years I've been running it, a key part of the success of our work has been in education - realigning thinking that may hinder the future.
And so we can offer most of our business mentoring and development resources over the internet. If we need to do work that's not internet-based, that's not necessarily a problem. We can use the same software we use in the accounting side - and even change the direction so you can see our system if necessary. And of course if it's just talking, then Skype is great.
So if the idea of our services appeals to you, but you're not just around the corner, don't let that put you off. Let us know and we'll give you our free consultation using Skype. As usual, at the end of that, you'll have a better idea of the road ahead, and we'll know whether or not we can help you.