Let’s make your business the success you want it to be.
With over 40 years’ experience, Alec Drew – The Business Expert provides business advice, coaching, mentoring and consulting for SMEs. Let’s see if we are a fit!
How can we grow our business effectively?
We're so under-resourced! How can we protect our reputation?
How do I start restructuring my business to make it sellable?
When is the right time to hire?
Running a business is a lonely place at times and it can be invaluable to have a trusted business advisor to share your challenges with.
Why am I still working 80 hour weeks?!
How can we handle surges in demand?
We can't keep up with the constant change!
What do I need to do to reach my target salary I need?
Practical Business Advice
Why go it alone?
Why go it alone when you can have an experienced business advisor helping you to reduce stress, share the challenges and support you on your journey.
Alec Drew has over 40 years’ of genuine, practical experience operating ‘in the trenches’ and has helped everyone from sole traders to large multi-million euro organisations to navigate the challenges of business and to grow effectively.
Every successful entrepreneur relies on business advisors, so what is holding you back?
The Business Expert Clients Include:
From Sole Traders To Large SMEs & Corporates
Business Advisor Services
4-Week Business Programme
The 4 week intensive programme gives you practical tips using real life experiences and stories supported by a wealth of documents which you can complete in your own time.
Twice Monthly Consultations
Twice-monthly hour-long consultations and advisory sessions. We can work either on business programme modules provided or on challenges you are facing in your business.
Fee: €595.00 + VAT
Weekly hour-long consultations and advisory sessions. We can work either on business programme modules provided or on challenges you are facing in your business.
Fee: €995.00 + VAT
For ambitious business owners who need ongoing support. Includes twice-weekly meetings and I will be there should you need further support or have important questions that need answers. Also includes access to a trusted panel of experts across all areas of business.
Fee: €1,487.00 + VAT
Let’s have a chat in confidence to see if it’s a fit
Startup Business Advice
Should I go out on my own?
Are you considering starting your own business? Have you started planning your first steps? Do you need someone with experience to use as a sounding board and to point you in the right direction?
The decision to go out on your own is a big one – and a great one! But what everyone lacks when they first start out is experience. Having experience in your speciality is key, but experience in the actual running of a business is just as important.
Alec Drew provides mentoring and coaching to businesses at all stages of development and having 40 years' of practical business management experience to rely on can save you years of failing and learning.
Alec Drew also hosts the weekly radio show “You and Your Business” on Dublin City FM.
Alec Drew – The Business Expert
Passion, knowledge & over 40+ years’ experience
Alec Drew, KBE shares his passion, experience and knowledge with business leaders across many sectors.
A major part of his 40 years in business was spent as Managing Partner of a highly successful branding agency where he worked with a wide range of CEO’s across all sectors. His insightful questioning and straight talking opened up new conversations, giving them fresh insights into their own organisations and uncovering valuable revenue streams that were previously overlooked.
One strategy helped his clients achieve €3.23 billion in additional sales over a 5 year period. He demonstrates the positive effect on shareholder value when all levels of an organisation speak the same language.
He has helped dozens of business owners to overcome almost every type of business challenge you can think of, from sole traders and first time business owners to large scale corporations and entrepreneurs – as well as everyone in between.
Everyone is on their own journey, and Alec is here to help, wherever you are on yours.
So what are you waiting for?!
Hear From Clients Of The Business Expert
Business Advisor Feedback
Upcoming Talks And Workshops
4-Week Business Accelorator
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most important thing I should know about business?
All businesses whether small or large apart from scale are the same and can be broken into two parts. Firstly, the knowledge skills and experience they have to deliver a product or service and secondly, the business of running a business.
Large companies employ people with those skills whereas SME business owners have to outsource them as fits their budget. These skills include finance, HR, recruitment, marketing etc.
What is business coaching and mentoring?
As a mentor I will share my knowledge, skills and experience to help you develop and grow. As a coach I will provide guidance to help you with your goals.
Why is a written business plan important?
Every business person has a plan of some sort in their mind. They believe that they will remember to follow it through but unfortunately day to day tasks get in the way and so it fails to deliver.
A properly written business plan with clearly identified goals will provide clarity and help you get to your destination more quickly and with less stress.
Who is the 4 week accelerator programme aimed at?
This intensive programme is aimed at SME business owners and solopreneurs who are in business and would like to accelerate their growth.
Can I buy advice as I need it?
Yes, we can have a free consultation in confidence and without obligation to see if we are a fit. If you wish to progess after that there are number of packages to suit your budget and available time.
Let's have a chat in confidence
Check out our availability and book the date and time that works for you