Turn Passion Into Profit

MBI Business Innovation Consulting GmbH is Germany’s #1 Advisory Board for Business Owners, Startup Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs who want to turn their Passion into a Profitable Business without the usual Stress, Friction and Anxiety of not knowing how to do it by simply using our 3-Pillar-Scale-System.

Warning: We only take applications that already have a proof-of-concept. This will insure us for the possible implementation of your business or project idea and also the likelihood of achieving economic success. Else your application might be rejected.

Does This Sound Familar To You?

how can I MAKE my first profitable sale BASED ON MY PASSION OR EXPERTISE?

After several years working for a company, you might realise that you are wasting your time and you are desperately looking for a way, to build a business around your passion or expertise. But maybe, you don't know how to do it.

How am I going to increase more sales to generate MORE revenue and profits?

You might be running a startup or scale-up and you might have a proof-of-concept, but then you realise that you are wasting time, energy, and money of your team, cofounders, and investors. So now you are looking for proven ways on how to increase more sales fast and effectively.

How can I get more done, scale my business fast AND GET INVESTORS ON BOARD?

You might be running a small or middle-sized business that has been growing steadily for the last couple of years. But after a while, you reach a comfortable plateau that you can’t break-through. The old methods don't seem to work as usual and now you are looking for new and modern ways to scale your business in a profitable manner.

There Are 3 Good Solutions On The Market Now

Educate Yourself

You can decide to simply educate yourself in all the different business topics. But maybe you have no time to go through all the material and find out what works and what doesn't. So maybe, this is not an option for you.

Incubator Support

You might apply for an incubator to get support in all the business aspects you need. But maybe, your business doesn't qualify enough for their criteria and the process might be too long and complex.

Hire An Expert

You can also hire an expert who can take care of your specific case. But maybe, the expert is too specialised in his or her topic and doesn't see your business in the holistic way as you wish. So, what should you do?

MBI Consulting Can Be Your Solution

MBI Consulting is Germany’s #1 Advisory Board for Business Owners, Startup Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs who want to turn their Passion into a Profitable Business without the usual Stress, Friction and Anxiety of not knowing how to do it by simply using our 3-Pillar-Scale-System.

#1 Individual Solutions

Every business is different. There are different founders, teams and systems in place. We believe that every case should be viewed individually and therefore create only individual solutions tailored to the current business situation.

#2 Dynamic System

We don't believe in rigid systems that work like black and white. We believe that a business system needs to be dynamic in order to succeed. Therefore we work with a very adaptiv 3-Pillar-Scale-System that makes it highly dynamic.

#3 Holistic Consulting

We don't use short-term solutions to solve long-term problems. We see a business from a holistic perspective and therefore can provide more effective advice to every qualified business that we encounter and give it more clarity & certainty.

Revealing Our 3-Pillar-Scale-System: Analyse. Dominate. Scale.
I. Analyse & Optimize Market-Readiness

We first look under the bonnet of your business to see what’s working and what’s not. This allows us to work out the true potential of your operation. With the facts and figures in place, we can then begin drafting the transformational action plan to achieve and ensure product-market fit. This is crucial before even taking action on dominating your niche-market or scaling your business. Therefore, the four-fundamental elements need to be here in check.

So we start first with the business model. This is where we help the business drafting a scalable business model that will generate more revenue and profits. For this we use cutting edge methodologies such the business model canvas, value proposition design and the lean startup approach.

We will also perform a competitors analysis to understand if there are already similar business models existing on the market. We first create a long-term business model for inspiration, pick out parts that are practical and create a more actionable business model to experiment with short bursts.

It is also important to mention that if the business only has a single founder, that we can help him or her to find a team of co-founders. So we might have the topic of HR in the early stage, which includes recruiting, staffing and team-building. In this case we can develop a team, that will operate across the entire lifetime of the cooperation.

In the scalable business model we already laid out the specific customer segments, that we want to work with. In this stage however, we want to emphasise our efforts on one single dream buyer profile. This is where we create a one-page persona-profile and thus have a summarised deep understanding of our dream buyer.

Our philosophy is: Customers don’t buy because they understand … Customers buy because they feel understood.

So that is our goal, to understand your dream buyer on a core level. To achieve this goal, we research the market, we perform customer discovery interviews and observe habitual buying behaviour. At the end, we have a summarised one-page pdf document that describes your dream buyer on a core level. This document will be one of the most important once in the overall business growth process.

Most businesses believe that sales is the way to go to generate more revenue and profits. This might be partially the truth. The reality is that sales is only 10-25% responsible of the overall business revenue and profits. Surprisingly, the right customer offer is responsible of about 50% of the sale. 

In this stage, we focus therefore on crafting that irresistible offer tailored to your dream buyer. A irresistible offer consist out of a short elevator pitch and 7-Core-Elements that work hand in hand together to make the offer irresistible. This can only be created, once we understand your dream buyer on a core level.

We not only create such a offer for your dream buyer, but also create a so called “JV Offer” for your potential partners who already have your dream buyers. At the end we have document that includes a low-priced, a high-priced and joint venture partner offer.

So now we have the business model with the right team, we have the dream buyer profile, the irresistible offer and now we have the topic strategy, where we help the business to achieve Market Leadership.

Market Leadership is very important, because only if you are market leader, if you are a specialist in a certain field, if you have an USP, you are then going to be recognised and people take you seriously.

So that is why we look into strategy. We analyse the 7 paths to authority marketing, find out what kind of strategic partnerships will accelerate market attraction and how a high-converting sales strategy will look like for your venture.

Maybe you are asking yourself: If the irresistible offer is responsible for 50% of the over sale, how does the story looks like for sales strategy?

The sales strategy is responsible for about 25% – 40% of the sale and that is why this a crucial step that most entrepreneurs and business owners simply miss out. In the end we have a clear sales conversion strategy that will help your business to generate more revenue and profits.

II. Dominate Sales

Our goal in this pillar is to achieve market leadership. In order to make this happen we will have to reach maximum market attraction, master sales conversion, improve customer retention and focus on profit optimisation. For some, this will be a painful stage as we will want to change things – driving down costs to focus on growth. At the end, this will pay off well. By focusing on these four key-elements will help your business to dominate your market.

In this step we basically perform strategic marketing activities based on our market and sales conversion strategy. We use here the seven levels of authority marketing in order to achieve market leadership.

  1. Branding & Positioning
  2. Content Marketing
  3. Events & Workshops
  4. Public Speaking Engagements
  5. Public Relations & Media
  6. Lead Generation (7 paths of lead-generation in B2B/B2C)
  7. Referral Marketing

We help the business generate leads, while when marketing, especially in the B2B area. And in the fields of networking, building networks, building referral networks and generating referrals. We leverage the resources of strategic business partners and accelerate exposure to more dream buyers (also called Joint Venture Marketing or Influencer Marketing).

At this stage we help your business to turn your leads generated via market attraction into turnover. In other words: Generating revenues and cash. Now keep in mind. The irresistible offer is responsible about 50% of the sale, the sales conversion strategy lays at 25% – 40% and the actual sales conversion is only 10% – 25% responsible of the overall sale.

So if the previous steps have been done correctly, then this step should work very smoothly. Depending on your business we either improve the sales conversion on digital platforms such in e-commerce business and digital products. Or, for more complex B2B Sales scenarios, where the sales process need to take a bit of time, we also focus on creating sales scripts for discovery calls, negotiation meetings, closing meeting and follow-up reminders. We provide sales training so that you master the art of persuasion, negotiation and closing.

In this stage our goal is to increase the stick-rate of each customer and enhancing the relationship customers have with your business. There are exactly three areas that we focus on:

  1. Customer Satisfaction
  2. Customer Ascension
  3. Customer Promotion

We use feedback instruments and track specific metrics to improve the NET-Promoter Score. In this way, we turn prospects step-by-step into raving fans and loyal members to your business.

To truly dominate your market and make your business profitable we want to maximise at this stage the value of your business that generates for your customers. There are three-core areas that we focus on here:

  1. Increasing amount of customers
  2. Increasing the frequency of purchase
  3. Increasing the transaction size
Fine-tuning these three elements will ultimately lead your business into a profitable venture. At the end we have a optimal-profit canvas that show us where our energy and efforts should be focused on.
III. Scale Fast With Investment

In this stage our goal is to scale your business at a steady or rapid growth rate.The best way to understand on how to scale a business is to think like an investor. Usually, investors don’t think linear such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … Investors think in exponential numbers such as 1, 10, 100, 1.000, 10.000 and so on, and there is a reason and logic behind that (it’s rational). This is where we help the business owner to approach their business as an investor. The four elements are systematisation, process automation, team building and scale or exit.

Executive-Search-Fastlane: You can simply jump directly to step 3 by hiring a CEO or COO for your business, who will help you to systematise, automate processes and build high-performing teams for you. This is where you can outsource to MBI Consulting the full Executive Search Process, where we take over and find for you the right CEO or COO who will help you achieve your goals and scale your business profitably. Besides CEO’s and COO’s, we also recruit CMO’s, CTO’s, CDO’s, CHRO’s, VP’s, Head Of’s, Team-Managers, Project-Managers, Senior Managers, Sales Managers and Engineers in the areas of Technology, Digital Business and Digital Media.

In this step we want to focus on systemising processes that already work in your business. Most entrepreneurs make the mistake and try to hire people fast and manage them. This is not how it really works: “You can’t manage people. You can manage systems and motivate people, to run those systems”.

There are three systems that are crucial in your business:

  1. Hard Systems
  2. Soft Systems
  3. Information Systems

By clearly defining systems and documenting your procedures, we are able to fully understand on how your business should look like, how your team should communicate with your customers and what kind of protocols need to be followed. In some cases, it makes sense to have a ISO-Certification as a final approval to your systems and processes. This certificate can also be used in your marketing communication fairly effectively, because it builds up your credibility in the eyes of your dream buyer.

In this step we want to first automate the systems and processes using digital solutions. The reason for that is simple: Before you delegate, you automate. If you have a e-commerce shop, you might want to have a professional ERP system that is synchronised smoothly with your online shop. Or maybe you are looking for digital solutions in your customer support or other areas where digital solutions might play a big role.

Why process automation is important before job delegation? Imagine how it would look like, if you were to first delegate a process to a person before using a digital solution to automate it. Most of the time the fresh employee will be fired from your company or rotated within your business, if you get to a point, where his or her job will be automated. So that’s why we focus on automation.

If we were to find an executive in operations and digital transformation, then that would also work, as long as he fits to your company. But this is a topic more to be discussed in the next step: Job Delegation.

Now, those systems that can’t be automated by a digital solution, need to be delegated to the right person. Depending on your companies requirements, we will need to find out what roles should be delegated. Is it a team? Is it a executive? Is it a assistant? Is it a freelancer? We follow five simple steps in recruiting, team building and executive search:

  1. Profile Requirements
  2. Employer Branding
  3. Talent Marketing
  4. Talent Interviews
  5. Talent Integration

So, by the end of this stage, we have a functional and scaleable business where now you can decide, on how you want to scale your business or simply sell your business at maximum value.

At this stage we arrived at the final level that is called scale. You as a entrepreneur or business owner can decide to choose one of these three options on what do next.

Option A – Business Innovation: Maybe you simply want to innovate your current business model and create a new business line focusing on new markets, while keeping the current business operations. This is where we support the you on business model innovation and basically creating a new startup within the current business.

Option B – Internationalisation: Maybe you are happy with your current business and want to broaden the scope of dream buyers on an international level. There are 3 different kind of strategies for internationalisation you can use to achieve this goal. So international expansion is your option B and we can see how our international network can help you achieve your international goals.

Option C – Investment Funding: Maybe you want to get funding from Investors to scale faster on a regional or international level or maybe you want investors to buy your venture and go for a business exit. By this point, we already have done all the important homework to go for this step, since have been building the business thinking like an investor.

If you want to get investment funding, then this is where we help the business to run smoothly within the entire investment phase. From pre-seed, seed to series A. So we either facilitate with other business angels, VCs and financing consultants or we just do the match making, without investing our own money or we do coaching, in the background, helping the business, preparing the pitch deck, how to pitch to an investor, which language to use and which wordings to use. We can also go on a more active approach, where we are more actively involved as some sort of shadow CFO, as our face to the investors, where we help the business to run through the entire financing phase.

Who Is Behind MBI Consulting?

Miguel Miranda

CEO & Executive Search Consultant, MBI Business Innovation Consulting GmbH

My name is Miguel Miranda and I agree that I might seem to be fairly young. So here’s my story in a nutshell. I was born in Sydney Australia, half Russian, half Spanish and immigrated to Germany in 2001. I finished college in technology and with practical apprenticeships in electrical-, mechanical- and construction-engineering.

2014 instead of going deeper in technology, I decided to broaden my scope of understanding by studying business psychology part-time with the emphasis on personell- and organisational psychology. I also worked in HR and Executive Search aside my studies. This gave me the opportunity to apply my academic knowledge in the practical world to see what works and what doesn’t.

2016 I co-founded my first startup in the sports-industry and applied for the LMU incubator competition. I learned a lot from my mentors and we placed second in the competition. After that, we applied for the Startnext crowd-funding campaign that we unfortunately failed. I realised that the reason for the failure was lack of marketing and sales skills. So I took the challenge and decided to master these areas. After my bachelor and working full-time in digital consulting, entrepreneurs always were seeking for my advice in the areas of entrepreneurship, business growth and human resources.

So in fall 2019 I decided to transform MBI Consulting into the best advisory board in the German market for entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to scale their business and make more break-throughs during plateau periods.

After working with business owners and entrepreneurs, I realised that the core thing they were really looking for was having more clarity, certainty and confidence. So that is what you will get out of MBI Consulting. You will get clarity, certainty and confidence in your business scale journey.

My Specialities in the 3-Pillar-Scale-System: Offer (Copywriting), Strategy, Attraction (Joint Venture Partnerships), Sales Conversion (Presenting, Negotiating and Closing), Job Delegation (Executive Search, Team Building and Recruiting) and Scale (Business Innovation).

What Other Entrepreneurs Say?

Miguel has been an advisory member to our startup EdTech Initiative. His exceptional insights about the startup ecosystem has been very beneficial to us in building up our idea. Apart from his extraordinary skills of Business Development, he has ensured in making us feel comfortable and confident around the uncertainty of the startup. His constant motivation and great business acumen has been a strong asset to our initiative.
Miguel has been providing our startup with some very valuable and insightful strategic advise on Leadership, Market Analysis and Business Development. His expertise in coaching and overall supportive, warm and welcoming approach helped our team to thrive. He is quick to help, thoughtful in his replies to questions and a cheerleader for others' success. Miguel encourages people how to be successful in business and helps to set the right path upon challenging situations.
Miguel Miranda is a tech-affine professional pleasant to work with. His abilities to understand the needs of well-established corporate structures as well as highly agile start-up environments in combination with an entrepreneurial mindset is the perfect foundation to identify the right candidates. I personally enjoyed his appreciative and pleasant style of communication and would recommend him any time when looking for key players to boost your business success.
In the beginning I thought Miguel was very young for me as a business consultant in my area and I thought that he had no idea about tourism. But when I explained my situation to him and asked for a solution, he gave me such a good suggestion that I now know how to really build customer trust so that the customer always remains your customer and always comes to you. Thank you for being my coach. I don't want to overdo it, but I wish I had met Miguel earlier.
Miguel is a very Professional and dedicated person that is very easy and pleasant to work with. he has an excellent understanding and ability to identify and assess needs and requirements of companies as well as candidates. This natural capacity to analyse the situation and perform efficient screening make him the best person to perform the ultimate matching. He is very well informed about new Tech trends, enjoys a natural Charisma and talent to approach people as well as an excellent Business knowledge. It was great dealing with him.
Working with Mr. Miranda is very pleasant and highly professional. Thanks to his skilful conversation skills, he quickly identifies the needs and core competencies of potential candidates for top management positions. The individual profile requirements and the cultural environment of the vacancies are the basis of his work and offer the best orientation for everyone involved for the "perfect match.

We Use The System Ourselves

Miguel Miranda uses the 3-Pillars and positions himself as an expert in executive search, business growth and career development.
InnoTalent Germany focuses on connecting international talent with English speaking jobs in Germany in the tech industry.
InnoSales Germany builds high-performance sales teams and gives sales training for professionals in copywriting, negotiating and closing.

Our Numbers

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Customers

Over 18 customers already benefited using the 3-Pillar-Scale System.

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Implementation Partners

We are a network of 18 qualified implementation partners that are responsible to turn projects into reality.

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Founding Year

We’ve been experimenting with many customer cases since 2017 to finally create the 3-Pillar-Scale System.

How To Work With Us?

Step 1: Send Application

If you see the value that MBI Consulting can bring into your business, then simply fill out our application form. We would first need to process your application and assess if your business is qualified for the next step.

Step 2: Interview Call

If your application and your business seems to be interesting, we will have a short 30 minute call to get to know each other a little bit more. In this call we will ask you further questions in regards to your business situation, get a better understanding of your goals and to at the end to see, if there is a good fit between us.

Step 3: Free Workshop

If there is a fit, then we simply arrange a free 2-hour online workshop via Zoom. Our goal in this workshop is to go deeper into the topics that have been addressed in the interview call. First we identify your bottle-necks that stop you to move forward. Second, we prioritise them in a logical format and we pick one or two that we want to tackle. Third, we create multiple strategies to overcome those selected bottle necks and choose those strategies, that will have the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time. At the end of the workshop, you decide if you want to keep the knowledge for yourself and apply it on your own or with somebody else. That is completely fine. Or, you decide to work with us and we agree on a win-win deal that is fair to your business.

Step 4: Paid Activation Phase

Congratulations to your activation phase! This may last one, three or even six months, depending on what strategy we decided to implement and tackle the core bottleneck(s). Either we directly or one of our implementation partners will support you to overcome those bottlenecks and achieve your desired goals. After the activation phase we have a reflexion meeting to see what worked, what didn't work and what good have been better the next time. After this phase you again have these options. If you want to keep the knowledge for yourself and apply it on your own or with somebody else, that is something completely fine to do. Or, we realise that we work just great together, then we agree to a more longer term partnership that is fair to your business.

Step 5: Long-Term Partnership

Our long-term partnership might last one, two, five or more years depending on what we want to achieve together. This is where we can accompany you through all the three pillars so that you can decide to either innovate, go international or sell your business at a high-price tag.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We believe that every business situation is different and iconic. There are different team-sets, different development stages and different goals to accomplish.

So instead of simply setting a generic price tag to our services, what we do is, we create a mutually-agreed package consisting out of a combination of a fix payment, revenue sharing, equity share, success fee commission and a tailored payment model that is fair to your business.

It’s actually simple: We charge in a way that is fair to your business and feels right for all parties involved.

We believe that transparency with our customers and partners builds real trust. Our goal is not to make you dependent to our services. It is quite the opposite. We want you to be independent, because our goal is to transform as many ethical ventures as we can into great organisations.

We are taking on only applications that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Ethics – The business has an ethical purpose of existence (must not violate German law, must not violate copyrights, no violence, no drugs, no racism, not hurting other people and not obscene).
  • Creativity – We support ideas and projects that creatively promote social progress, culture, health, world peace and scientific progress.
  • PoC – The business already has a proof-of-concept that has been tested on the market place.
  • Openness – We support equality, tolerance and democracy.
  • Clarity – We are as specific, clear and honest as possible and we also wish that from our applicants.
  • Solidarity – We shape relationships between ideas, projects, companies and supporters.
  • Communicative Joy – Communicate your success by incorporating our MBI Business Innovation Consulting GmbH logo.
  • Our Categories – Consulting Services, Agencies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Education, Franchise, Comic, Community, Plattform, Design, Drugstore, Invention, Event, Film / Video, Food, Photography, Agriculture, Radio Play / Audio Book, Journalism, Literature, Art, Fashion, Music, Social Business, Games, Sports, Technology, Theater, Environment, Science, Real Estate (PropTech), High Tech (DeepTech), Medical Devices (MedTech), Financial Services (FinTech, InsurTech, LegalTech), Data Security (PrivacyTech), Material Sciences (MatTech), Renewable Energy (EnergyTech), Space Travel and Sustainability.

Our implementation partners are carefully selected. Basically there is three core criteria that is important for us in our implementation partners.

  • Proven Track Record – Our partners have a proven track record in project implementation. They already delivered amazing results for their customers and willing to support MBI Business Innovation Consulting GmbH in acting as a first class implementation partner for our customers.
  • Shared Value System – Our implementation partners share the same value system as we. This is very important in our long-term development so that our customers feel the same working with our implementation partners as with us.
  • Personal Connection – We work with our partners not just on a business level, but also on a personal level, which makes our communication more transparent and effective.
If you consider yourself as a qualified MBI Consulting Implementation Partner, Investor (Angel Investor, Venture Capitalist or Financing Consultant) or Associate (Consulting for MBI), then simply contact us: partners[at]mbi-consulting.gmbh

You can follow Miguel Miranda on his YouTube-Channel where he regularly shares content in the areas of business growth, human resources and career development.

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