What Can RCG Do For You?
RCG Has Resources to Address Any Area Needing Attention:

General Consulting
It's great to have an advocate!  Whether asking for directions while on vacation or soliciting advice about where to go eat, the common denominator of progressive and successful people is their quest for knowledge.

If you are just starting out in business or have been running an operation for years, there is always opportunity for improvement and advancement.  The best consultants won't tell you what is wrong, but improve upon what is right!

Accountants, "On-Line" services, and attorneys are great resources but as with any professional, you need to select them carefully as many may be proficient with "boilerplate" forms and spreadsheets but lack significant entrepreneurial acumen. 

How healthy is your business?  Ask your employees and friends.  They will tell you the truth.  It is true that sometimes you can be too close to a situation to see any deficiency.   As an owner or manager, what keeps you awake at night? 

Start-Up Assistance and Management
40 Stevens Road  Middlebury, CT 06762 | eric.voide@snet.net | call: 203-565-5104
"Build Your Own Dreams or Someone Else Will Hire You to Build Theirs!"

You've got a great idea for a business.  You're the best at what you do and know with every fiber of your being that the money generated from what is to become your new business will support your family and grow your wealth.  BUT....  What next?  How do you even start?  What about attorneys and accountants?  How much money will be needed and where does it come from?

Your next step is to contact RCG.  As start-up consultant, RCG is well aware of budgetary constraints associated with new organizations.  RCG will work within your means and in some cases, can even defer compensation.

RCG will be by your side, providing guidance and advice related to:
  • Assistance with VC, PE, Angel, SBA and Conventional Bank Funding
  • Business, Financial and Marketing Plans with Projections and Analysis
  • Corporate Structuring, Accounting, Process Development
  • Location Assistance and Lease Negotiation
  • Recruiting, Hiring and Human Resource Management
  • Risk Management, Competitive Analysis & Ongoing SWOT Analysis
  • CSR, Sales Process, Supply Chain and Delivery Management
  • Expansion, Re-Investment and Succession Planning
Human Resources
You've started a business, acquired a business, just got promoted to a management position within an organization or have been running your own business for quite some time.  It becomes rapidly evident that one of the most critical forces under your control, even before finances, products, suppliers and customers, is THE PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR YOU!

The act of finding, hiring, training, paying, managing, rewarding, protecting, retaining, and terminating employees used to be called "Personnel" but is now conventionally defined as "Human Resources Management"

Most businesses that enlist the help of RCG are just like yours.  They are small to medium organizations (3 to 100 employees) that have their HR management tasks shared by several people or no one at all!  Because HR is generally viewed as a "non revenue-generating department", it is often the first to be overlooked or downsized when times are tough.  The peril of these decisions are very often, never realized until something irreversible happens such as a labor department fine, high unemployment assessment, wrongful termination lawsuit, theft of clients or intellectual property, or bad-will and lost customers/sales generated by a disgruntled employee.

Document, Document, Document!:
You have expertly prepared customer contracts, fancy sales receipts and return policies, creative coupons and marketing collateral material yet you use those pre-printed job application pads available from the big-box retail office stores!  RCG is not suggesting an investment into a complicated HRIS software application.  In fact, file folders and 3-ring binders work just fine, as long as you know how to retain and administer records related to your employees.  In defending yourself and your business against any of those scenarios listed above, accurate and meticulous record keeping is paramount.

Alphabet Soup:
Face it... dealing with some HR topics are like a tooth extraction!  RCG realizes you'd rather be running your business and doing what you love.  It is for this reason, RCG will be your HR advocate and see you through dealing with topics such as ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, EEO, USERRA, NLRB, IRCA, FICA, OSHA, etc.  These are all FEDERAL regulations.  Connecticut has its own set or rules that employers must follow.  And while CT is an "Employment at Will State", many business owners still lament the perceived "anti-employer" sentiments.  RCG will help you navigate, and prevail, in these areas.

Recruiting & Hiring:
Have you ever spend hours posting an ad for an open position, read through dozens of replies (most not even directed at or qualified for the position you advertised), spent the afternoon leaving voice mail messages because no one answers their phone, only to set aside time for a candidate to come in for an interview and they don't show up?  Sound familiar?  You don't have time for this.  You need to be making money!

Bad Hires:
Even after going through the arduous process of hiring for just one part-time employee, they work three days and disappear.  Or, you hire a full-time manager and they turn out to have outstanding warrants.  Then one day, a process server comes to your door with a garnishment order for a new hire.  Great!  More paperwork!  RCG wants to mitigate your aggravation.  Through careful recruiting and screening, coupled with affordable and comprehensive background checks, you can all but eliminate some of these truly frustrating situations.

Simply download, print and read the RCG HR Service Statement.  Keep it on your desk and refer to it!  RCG is here to help with recruiting; hiring; authoring policies, manuals, & position statements; payroll; unemployment claims; federal & state regulations; dispute mediation; performance evaluations; efficiency studies; payroll; record keeping; benefits; risk management; background checks; IP, client & property protection; confidentiality; and even evaluations, mystery shopping and loss prevention!

Now What?:
Don't be discouraged.  Whether you've just experienced a bad situation related to HR or undoubtedly, know someone who has, RCG will be on your side!  CONTACT a dedicated HR consultant for a no-obligation initial consultation.  Don't wait until it's too late!  It's always better to be pro-active rather than re-active and this notion is paramount in HR management.

Non-Profits {IRC 501(c)3 Organizations}
You've just been appointed a board member of your child's sports organization or you find yourself stepping forward to volunteer with a civic or educational organization.  What next?  What is to be done with financing?  Am I protected from liability?  What do we do with other volunteers who may have access to money and kids?  What is "Robert's Rules" anyway???

RCG has organized, run, expanded and transferred some of the largest private non-profits in the Northeast as well as Canada.  Mindful of budgetary constraints, RCG is uniquely talented in the areas of:
  • Developing Constitutions, By-Laws and Policies
  • Elections and Dealing with Personal Politics
  • Organizational Structuring, Succession Planning and BOD/Officer Protection
  • Risk Management, Background Checks, Finances & GAAP
  • Branding and Strategic Corporate Partnerships
  • Grant Funding, Reports and Analyses

Financial Reporting & Payroll
Unless your business is once centered around financial reporting or accounting, most businessowners look at the necessity of proper and meticulous financial record-keeping and reporting like dreaded HOMEWORK!

Don't waste your valuable creative time with tedious number-crunching or struggling through mindless state and federal forms and regulations.  RCG can help with:
  • Developing reporting and reconciliation procedures according to GAAP
  • Billing, statutory collections, A/R and A/P management
  • Excise and Sales Tax Reporting in accordance with new CT Sales/Use Taxes
  • Authoring meaningful financial reporting you can actually use to help grow
  • Paying your employees and report trends in payroll and job expensing
  • Identify deficiencies in new CT and Federal employment regulation(s)
  • File CT and Federal 941's, 940's, CT-1's, W-2's, W-3's, 1099's and more!

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