About Us

We are passionate about people and the upliftment of the SMME sector and we aim to bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the sector.

01. Strategic

We have been involved in the development and consulting of a large number of businesses in the SMME sector in Southern Africa countries

02. Professional

We have been involved in the development and presentation of a large number of business and management skills training programmes to SMME’s

03. Loyal

Herman Thom has over 30 years of experience in the Business Consulting industry and has a passion for his profession that cannot be challenged.

Herman Thom

Thom Business Consulting

Herman has spent several years in the retail and related wholesale environment in various management positions. He joined the Small Business Advisory Bureau (SBAB) in 1993 as a senior management consultant in the commercial section.

Over a period of 30 years, Herman has been involved in the development and consulting of a large number of businesses in the SMME sector in Southern African countries (RSA, Botswana, Namibia to name a few) and in particular the fuel retail and hospitality sectors.

Herman is passionate about people and uplifting the SMME sector and brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the sector.

Over a period of 30 years, he has been involved in the development and presentation of a large number of business and management skills training and consulting programmes to SMMEs and in particular the fuel retail and hospitality industry. He wrote several course manuals and articles covering a large spectrum of business and management topics.

Expertise

What We Do Best

Development of training programs

Development of tailored operations and procedure manuals for businesses

Business plans and budgeting

Valuating of businesses

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SMME related research projects.

Management information systems

Determining of profit and price margins for different business sectors

Consultation Services

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WE LISTEN

As your small business consultant, we pay close attention to you and your team as you describe the challenges of growing your company or the issues that arise as a result of changing markets. Then we create a problem statement: What are the specific problems that your company is facing?

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WE ASK QUESTIONS

We ask a lot of questions, especially at the start. We do this because if the problem statement is correct, we can all work together to solve the right problem. This goes a long way toward ensuring that everyone is content.

WE ANALYZE PROBLEMS

This could include things like your product or service, market position, operations, and finances. We do this to make it easier for you to understand what’s going on.

WE TALK WITH YOUR STAFF

This is something we enjoy doing. Your employees often have valuable insights into problems and possible solutions. We gather them and see if we can’t use them as a starting point for a solution.

 

 

 

 

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WE DO RESEARCH

As your small business consultant, we research what other technologies are available and what companies in other industries are doing to address similar issues. It may also include a review of competitors and potential newcomers to the market.

WE APPLY OUR KNOWLEDGE

We have a lot of experience in the business world. When combined with the information above, this background can go a long way toward assisting you in developing the best solution for your specific set of problems.

WE PROVIDE SOLUTIONS YOU CAN IMPLEMENT

We are pragmatic individuals who take pride in developing solutions that can be implemented in stages to reduce the impact on your business. As needed, we can also assist with implementation.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY

Yes, we do. We like to solve problems, we’re good at it, and we promise to keep the costs as low as humanly possible while doing so.

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YES, WE WRITE REPORTS TOO

Let’s be honest: we’d rather assist in the resolution of problems than write reports. Reports, on the other hand, are a good form of discipline. They document goals and intermediate steps to keep people focused and ensure that everyone is on the same page before moving forward. However, please do not ask us to write a report for a problem that will not be resolved. That makes us very sad.

Get In Touch

Which services are you interested in?

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Tel: +27 82 880 7656

Email: info@thombusinessconsulting.com