I help startups navigate the complex universe of governance, risk management, regulatory and internal controls requirements. I tailor the deliverables to the maturity of your organisation so that your organisation's operational activities and growth potential will not be impeded by administrative requirements.
The primary focus of startups is predominantly on growth and expansion. Governance is often an afterthought. I help implement minimal requirements in terms of governance and policies to meet regulatory and other external requirements (e.g. investors, auditors) based on the maturity of your startup.
In early phases of a startup, growth of the business is oftentimes exponential. During this phase of rapid expansion, risks start emerging. I help identify risks and implement mechanisms and policies to reduce or mitigate these risks, at operational and enterprise level.
Startups face multiple risks. Without proper internal controls, these risks may result in significant losses, e.g. fraud, preventable human errors. Moreover, internal controls breakdown may result in regulatory fines and reputational risk. I review internal controls and implement procedures to improve your governance and risk management processes.
In a dynamic environment at startups, processes are usually unstructured and inconsistent. New employees have no guidance and knowledge will be lost when employees leave the company. Trainings and education are essential to improve the effectiveness and consistency of internal processes. I help create awareness of your company's standards, policies and risk management procedures.
Many startups are overstretched in terms of human resources. If such condition is prolonged, growth of the business may be adversely impacted and/or staff turnover may worsen. I provide a unique service for startups: Acting or interim manager with strong management expertise to design, manage or implement agreed upon processes, products or markets. The scope and duration of such an arrangement is determined by you. I have been part of three startups so I have good understanding how to help startups grow.