Our Fees are Transparent
Fee transparency is a topic which comes up frequently in our discussions with our clients and potential customers. By making our fees accessible, everyone can get a clearer understanding of where our value is which reduces uncertainty and inspires confidence.
Today, businesses need to be technology driven, mobile, easily adaptable to customers, data-driven and ready for change, so we embrace technology and pass on the savings to customers. We don’t discriminate – we treat everyone equally. We charge for the job we do, not the person. We are happy to provide a quote, provide all the inputs upfront and if we get it wrong – we absorb the loss. We believe those that know their stuff – can quote quickly. We are so confident we guarantee it. Check out our established Charter of Success! A set of parameters by which success is measured.
An Hourly Rate is the amount of money that is charged, paid, or earned for every hour worked. The hourly rate payment option is best used for projects and tasks that can be completed by a single person, in less than a single day.
$240 per hour
$120 to $180 per hour
Technical Support Hours
$60 per hour
$45 per hour
Common requests are for business insights; situational advice; deal negotiations and sales closing; contracts; minor website updates; email configurations; Digital or Print Marketing projects, special reports and presentations, as well as bookeeping.
A daily rate simply multiplies your chosen hourly rate by 8 [hours] and then discounted 15%. The assignment is likely to be relatively easy to define and scope, not particularly complex to deliver and relatively low risk when viewed in the wider context of the client business. These Projects are usually less than a week.
The most common requests include Leadership Training, Staff Development, Financial and Business Strategy Planning, Bank Lending Proposals, Relationship & Partnership Development, Policy and Procedure Design and Writing, and Marketing Campaigns.
Many businesses ignore staff training, but it is the best return on investment (ROI) for investing activities.
For example we offer Sales Training. We custom design Sales Training based on your business. In order to do this, we carry out some investigations into your business, products and/or services, meet your people and review your past results and reports – then – deliver personalised training
$816 per day
Bank Lending Proposals
Most businesses rely on their Business Bank Managers to complete their Bank Lending Proposals or Annual Reviews, but, they have their own agenda. Our agenda is You! Better Products, Better Covenants, Better Pricing or maybe just more Leverage! First Consultation 1 hour is free – in this time, we can tell if we can help!
$1,632 per day
The Project Rate is determined per project. We work with the client to come to an agreement based on the projects:
Value from advice
Expected resources and allocated hours
Turn-around (time-frame /urgent project consultant)
NB: Sometimes, we take a share of future revenue, profits or commissions – pay for performance model. Each Project will be different.
The most common requests for Projects include cloud software, mobile business needs, a business deciding it needs to reorganise itself (e.g. supply chain, accounting & finance, or the sales and sales support teams), and annual or seasoned marketing campaigns.
What is a Business Project ?
A project is a set of tasks that have a specific beginning and end. A business project is a project specifically intended to achieve a business objective. E.g. Information System or Information Technology project may have as its objective implementing a new general ledger system or move to the cloud. Because this is intended to achieve a business objective (i.e. the new general ledger system) it is a business project.
There are three basic types of business projects. The first is the strategic project. This type of project is focused on achieving objectives determined during the business planning or strategic process. A second type is the operational project. These are projects which are initiated for business reasons other than achieving a strategic objective. For example, a general ledger may have become obsolete or cannot provide you with what you need to grow or scale. So a business project is initiated in order to implement a new general ledger. The third type is the repeating project. These projects run so frequently that much of the regular project planning can be repeated.
Project objectives are how you can tell when you are finished. Milestones define targets to be met during the project in order to get to the end. Reaching each of these milestones is considered necessary for the achievement of planned benefits. They can be formulated as SMART criteria.
Measurable (or at least evaluable) achievement
Achievable (recently Agreed to or Acceptable are used regularly as well)
Realistic (given the current state of organizational resources)
Time terminated (bounded)
Finally, the evaluation (measurement) occurs at the project closure. However continuous monitoring on the project progress will ensure that the bsuiness does not fall back into old habits.
Email conversion to the cloud. We transferred a small business of 5 people to Zoho Mail from a remote server.
Branded Social Media starts with themes and continuity across social media platforms that build better brand recognition for your business. We then provide social media posts on a monthly basis – ongoing.
Implemented initiatives that promote accounting process improvement for business with a turnover of $7 million. Inefficiencies in the accounting process prevent your accounting staff from responding quickly to the demands of the business. Making the best use of your accounting staff, and making sure that your operational processes and procedures are efficient and productive.
Collappor8 has a vast network in the Sydney building and electrical industry; office & commercial fit-outs as well as interior designers, and furniture sales companies for all commercial spaces.
It is common for a business seeking the services of consultant to pay a retainer (“retainer fee“) to the firm, to see a case through to its conclusion. A retainer can be a single advance payment or a recurring (e.g. monthly) payment.
Pay for Work
The Pay for Work model is where we provide ongoing work. From start to finish, month in month out, we will structure payment for regular fixed amounts or scheduled payments. Our Charter of Success will cover:
- What we will cover?
- How will you be helping?
- What value we will create as we work on the project?
Pay for Access
Pay for Access is the model usually adopted by existing customers, or customers whose projects we’ve completed and you will continue to need us in the future. The Pay for Access model works in that you pay on a monthly basis but you’re no longer paying for specific deliverables, rather, you’re paying to be able to access Collappor8 and our network on an ongoing basis.
Access to Our Expertise
You might choose this because you want to – access our knowledge, our expertise, maybe even our network – which will be of value to you, providing peace of mind. This locks us down, if you don’t have this retainer set up, then our schedule could get very busy working with our other clients. When an issue comes up where you need or really want our assistance and help, you don’t want to have to get in line. You’re our #1 Priority.
So if you want to be able to access the Collappor8 team right away – have us on retainer! You get that peace of mind that any time something comes up you can give us a quick call, send us an email, and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible (usually within a couple of hours). We’re on your side, there to consistently and constantly be there to support the growth of your business, or, to help you with any of the challenges that might come up.
The Pay for Access model does not trade time for dollars anymore. You might have one month or two months or sometimes even several months will go by where you don’t call or need help, but then on month four or month five or whenever it happens, you call and know that we will be there to support you, we will help you find a solution to the problem or challenge that you’re having.
Equity compensation is non-cash pay that represents ownership in a business in return for our work. This type of compensation can take many forms and each opportunity is unique in nature and subject to agreement by all parties.
There are so many businesses that are talented at what they do, but have a regular need for more help in growing their business. This option is suitable for a great business that needs to retain cash flow; crowd-source information; stay motivated; and loves to collaborate.
This is sweat equity Essentially becoming an investor in the company. Instead of putting in money, we’re putting in time. Some businesses prefer to have Collappor8 deeply invested in the success of their business.
We know there is a time lag between our contribution and results felt within client’s business. We also understand that many large to small businesses think hiring consultants is too expensive, so we do two things:
1 Guarantee our Work
2 Allow extended terms of credit subject to approval by our Credit Department.