Q. What type of projects or programs can Granite Management handle for us?
A. We can help with a wide variety of business challenges and opportunities. If you need to grow revenues within the existing scope of your organization - or if you want to increase that scope - give us a call.
If you believe there may be opportunities to reduce costs, or increase efficiencies, by using some form of Asian outsourcing - give us a call.
We will let you know right away if your requirement is something that we can handle.
Q. Is there a charge for the initial consultation?
A. No. We do not charge anything to talk to you about your ideas or challenges, to review your business case, or to analyze whether or not we are in a position to help.
We only start charging fees, or commissions as the case may be, after we come to an agreement on the task, the assignment and the solution.
Q. How do you charge for your services?
A. Basically, there are three methods of compensation that we use:
1) For many projects, we are paid a percentage of the "transactions" we generate for an organization (so, we don't get paid unless we generate business).
2) In some cases, where we aren't involved in directly producing measurable sales, we are paid on a hourly basis. Examples of this type of assignment would be Business Plan Development, Website Design and Event Planning.
3) At other times we may propose to work on a project-fee basis. Examples of this type of contract might be assisting in the establishment an off-shore manufacturing capability, or doing Marketing Research for an Asian product launch.
In some cases, but not all, we require a retainer prior to the commencement of a project. Depending on the requirements of an assignment, we may also stipulate the need for reimbursement of travel costs, materials or other disbursements.
Q. How much lead time do we need, to get Granite to take on an assignment?
A. This, of course, depends on the type and scope of the assignment. It also depends on Granite's prior committments to its other clients. We will always attempt to accomodate a client's need to have us handle a new assignment, but we will never compromise on the quality of the work we are doing on existing contracts (by stretching ourselves too thin).
So, our best advice on this matter...is to contact us as soon as you can.
Q. I think I have (or my Company has) the skills or experience to help Granite Management with some of its contracts. Are you looking for people to work on some of your clients' assignments?
A. Yes. We are always on the lookout for people and organizations that can increase the strength of our network of contractors across North America, Europe and in Asia.
If you have experience and/or capacity in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Web Design, Warehousing, Distribution, Franchising, etc... by all means contact us.
We can then explore if there are opportunities for us to work together to better service Granite's clients (or perhaps yours).