SME Assistance

Fixed price plans and business support with 
guaranteed results and no long term commitment

About Simon

I’m Simon Rigby, the principal of SME Assistance.

There are two things you’ll work out from my white hair;

1. I’ve have been in business for many years
2. I’ve had some scary moments in business

Over the years I have been involved with, started up, managed many different types of businesses; manufacturing catering equipment, distributing gifts and jewellery, running a small chain of launderettes and on-line distribution of roasted coffee.

My foremost business was a mail order/ e-commerce business selling office stationery throughout the UK to businesses and consumers.

This business was a start-up that I grew to £1M turnover with 8 members of staff, fulfilling 2,000 orders per week.

During this time I steered the business through 3 recessions. Interest rates increased to nearly 20%. 2 competitors bought their way into the market, I saw the birth of email and the beginning of e-commerce.

So, I have some experience of turbulent and changing times.

Since successfully selling that company, I have been focused on working with business owners in a variety of markets: electronics, retail, e-commerce, engineering, publishing, education, signage as a business coach.

The point is I have a lot of practical experience of businesses. I see and feel the pain business owners go through especially when I know a few simple changes in their businesses will make a massive difference to their stress and profits.

My driver is to help SME business owners to avoid the pot holes in moving their businesses forward – it’s often simple and quick.

I don’t claim to be a master of everything and I work with some very carefully chosen colleagues who are experts in their fields who I am happy to put clients in touch with directly.

Please call me for a chat and see if we can help you. It costs nothing to talk and you will probably end up with a few strategies to implement straight away in your business.

Call me on 07590 673704