Digital Based

adescoy works with Directors/Business owners to grow the business and improve profit margin.

itongueatwork9The purpose is to identify the bottlenecks in the business and then refresh your business model, based on a digital platform, by putting in place a business strategy. 

We put significant effort into empathising with our clients cultural and business needs, while developing a collaborative working style. To deliver lasting benefits we work alongside client teams, transferring skills and embedding change.

We can provide specialist digital support below:
Pre-Sales ICT  Services
Ade provides support on ICT audits and vendor selection solutions to business on work organisation and productivity for better operations with remote/mobile staff. [Microsoft Sales Accreditation]
►Sales Specialist for Office365
►Pre-Sales Technical Specialist (Devices and Deployment)

 

Fee and payment

Fee and Payment Structure

Please see our fee and payment structure while we remain committed to provide value for service.

  £70  for One [40 min] session  plus additional 15min Skype call preparation. 

  £90  for One [1 hour]  session   plus additional 15min Skype call preparation and  free follow-up Email Support [covers 1 month period]

£300 for Five  [40 min] session   plus additional 30min Skype call preparation and  Unlimited Email Support [covers 2 month period].

ALL Prices inclusive of VAT

**Free introductory taster session over Skype  for 15 min session only 

Please contact Ade for your specific requirements to enable an arrangement that suits your purpose. We can provide flexible arrangements to meet client requirements.

**Funded strategic advice available through Growth Vouchers Scheme only until 31 March 2015.

 

Microsoft Partner

Microsoft Partner Program

Adescoy is a Registered Member of the Microsoft Partner Network, which provides an advantage of a rich portfolio of services that can help us deploy solutions that add value to end customers. We have developed competencies which give us the expertise to serve our customers better.

We provide technical support to small and medium enterprises which want to upgrade their ICT platform. i.e. migration to a networked computer system and/or to ‘Cloud’ platform. This can be bundled with sales of Microsoft software products and solutions and help with Server deployment and upgrades. 

We also provide a service to assist companies migrate from an IT Server model to using the ‘Cloud’ model, i.e. applications are web enabled and supplied as SaaS (Software as a Service) with storage off premises (Microsoft Online Services). We are positioned to help with vendor selection and business solutions. 

Pre-Sales ICT Specialist

We provide support on ICT audits and vendor selection solutions to business on work organisation and productivity for better operations with remote/mobile staff.

ms sales specialistMicrosoft Sales Accreditation

►Sales Specialist for Office365
►Pre-Sales Technical Specialist (Devices and Deployment)

 

Office365 Case Study

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Adescoy issued its consultants with new tablets using Windows 8.1 and moved from on-premises Office productivity tools – to Office 365 applications and services in the Microsoft cloud.

 

Intuitive document management, and integrated technologies such as Skype and Outlook, mean less time is needed to bring new consultants up to speed. This empowers Adescoy’s ambition to have more consultants and a bigger client base.  Moving Microsoft Office to the Microsoft Cloud has reduced overheads and given greater flexibility to remote workers.

The cost reduction comes from two sources: 
1 There’s no need for server licences or various software upgrades. And, with Microsoft’s technical support, there’s no need employ an IT administrator.
2] Integrated features such as OneDrive document storage and sharing have reduced the amount of time needed to carry out administrative tasks.

 

Taking early retirement to take on a business

Ade AwokoyaAde Awokoya: Taking early retirement to take on a business

Enterprise Nation member Ade Awokoya is a regular at our monthly meet-ups – and always adds a positive energy in the room! We asked Ade why he took his mum's advice (and early retirement) to start his business.

Hi Ade! Tell us a little bit about your business idea

Adescoy is set up as a digital mentor to support start-ups and entrepreneurs with their business growth plans and to keep them mobile and agile. We help them embrace a digital mindset to improve workflow and profit margin. A key service is strategic support on cross-border trading via e-commerce platforms and international trade support based on my experience with UK Export Finance.

What was your motivation to want to start your own business?

When I graduated I wanted to be an entrepreneur in order to be independent and to realise my creative ideas, but I was discouraged by family and stayed in corporate jobs. I found that I needed challenges and changed jobs every few years, and after 10 years of corporate life, I quit and set up a consulting firm and ran this into the ground after 2 years, because I was not well prepared (in terms of sales & marketing), so I had to do (my time) of more corporate jobs!

How long have you been running your business?

I have run and managed my firm, Business Projects Consults Ltd, the past three years and works on large projects with corporate clients, but my passion is in working with startups, so Adescoy was setup to fit that niche.

What were you doing before you started your business?

My previous job was working as a Business Underwriter with UK Export Finance and I took early retirement to start my business. Now I can tell my Mum that I followed her advice!

How did you fund your business?

I funded my business on savings only – and by using profits for expansion plans.

What's been your biggest business success to date?

Being recognised for my track record by being registered and approved as a Growth Coach by GrowthAccelerator.

I've been an Enterprise Nation member for a few years now and I simply love the community spirit both at meet ups and online. Also, after leaving the corporate jobs sector, it has given me a reality check on the situation and concerns of small and micro-businesses.

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about starting their own business?

Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely place, so get networking before starting your business to test your business plan and, most importantly, improve your sales & marketing skills. Also, look carefully at your expenses, prepare a cashflow forecast and, please, include your salary!

Where do you want your business to be in 5 years time? And how can the Enterprise Nation community help you get there?

Since I am in the business of growth, I would want my business to expand to more locations, take on employees and use partnerships to sustain the business. The community can help me with a reality check!