Posted: Fri 5th Feb 2016
The Enterprise Nation Marketplace is home to over 13,500 advisers and this week we are spotlighting Enterprise Nation Adviser member Mike Allen, founder of Allen Consulting.
Company Name: Allen Consulting
**Twitter: ** @mike_allen100
Year company founded: 2006
What is your favourite business book?
The Loyalty Effect by Frederick F Reichheld
Who is your business hero?
Gerald Russell, my ex-managing partner at EY and ex-president of the ICAEW. He had the perfect mix of hard, productive work, respect for anyone at any level, whilst at the same time injecting the right amount of fun,
Describe your business in a tweet.
Helping entrepreneurial businesses articulate, implement and measure performance against business and strategic plans, to build business value.
What has been your biggest challenge?
Setting up Allen Consulting at the same time as our twins were born 11 weeks prematurely.
What has been your greatest success?
Receiving such kind and complimentary testimonials from my clients over the years.
What piece of advice do you wish you had known when starting out?
Be true to yourself, not the perception of who you think people think you should be.
Why do you consider long-term strategic advice important to business success?
By having a clearly articulated and flexible long term strategy with appropriate KPIs to measure its success, you maximise the potential of the business, whilst not stifling the entrepreneurial flare. By working with a strategic advisor who has significant, practical experience in growing businesses, you can accelerate your business' potential and long term success.
If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
To predict the future. It would certainly make defining a company's strategy easier!
One of the benefits of our StartUp and Small Business Classic membership levels is three free consultation calls with advisers from the Enterprise Nation Marketplace such as Mike. Click here to read more about membership.
Mike is one of our Small Business Adviser members, a membership designed especially for advisers, experts and professional service providers. Become part of the Enterprise Nation Adviser community today!