Enmarcolda SA Enlists SFTG Associates International for Capital Expansion

Miami – August 1, 2011 – Enmarcolda SA has hired Miami-based international business consulting firm SFTG Associates Int’l for assistance in securing funding for a 180,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in the Port au Prince area of Haiti.

Enmarcolda SA, a 50-year-old logistics company located in Haiti, is owned by the d’Adesky family, who owns several companies in Haiti and Miami.

SFTG Associates is working with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) an “independent” United States Government agency that sells investment services to assist U.S. companies and citizens in investing in foreign countries and International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group in securing financing for the project in Haiti.

SFTG Associates has assisted Enmarcolda in preparing a complete business plan and funding document. In addition SFTG Associates has taken on the role of project coordinator in securing competitive construction bids for the three 60,000 sq. ft. steel warehouses that will be assembled in the United States and shipped to Haiti for construction.

Little Executives Daycare Startup Selects SFTG Associates Consultants

MIAMI – July 31, 2011- Little Executives Daycare founders Erica Alfaro and Stephanie Rosado have selected SFTG Associates as business consultants for their start-up daycare venture.

Consulting for Startup Businesses

In under 30 days, SFTG Associates has provided guidance in all aspects of starting a business, from forming an LLC in Florida, securing a trademark, developing a mission statement, business plan, including a detailed financial plan, marketing plan, business development plan, and site location and securing bank funding.

A Little Executives Daycare Facebook page has been created, along with a LinkedIn presence and a blog. The daycare’s website is under construction.

The Little Executives Daycare was created to provide a stimulating and educational experience to promote each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

The opening of The Little Executive Daycare center is planned for October 15th, 2011, in the midtown area at 2700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida.

SFTG Associates Reduces Costs for 27-Year-Old Chain Link Fence Business

Miami – July 31, 2011 – Gomez & Son Fence, a 27-year-old private company that manufactures and installs commercial and residential chain link fences in Monroe, Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, has contracted with SFTG Associates for an Organization Optimization review to automate and streamline processes to reduce fixed costs.

SFTG Associates’ Organization Optimization consulting service includes review and analysis of IT, operations and organization. A complete expense analysis that is focused on reducing the company’s fixed costs by more than 15% over the next 12 months.

In the last 45 days, SFTG Associates has helped the South Florida-based fencing company install a ZOHO CRM system, analyze and install a new phone system that will save them more than $3,800.00 a year in telephone and Internet costs, and install QuickBooks to optimize their accounting data and information flow.

In addition SFTG Associates will be assisting Gomez & Son Fence in maximizing their internet and social media marketing campaigns.

Welcome to SFTG Associates International

Welcome to our first Blog!!  S.F.T.G. Associates is an 11-year-old Business Consulting firm. We work with companies and nonprofit organizations to focus on best practices and how they can be best implemented throughout an organization – large or small.

There is a discipline of process and procedure that define best practices.  Most Fortune 500 companies follow their defined practices and yet that is not always the case in mid-size to smaller companies, and often neglected in smaller nonprofits.  This is because most nonprofit employees and volunteers are overwhelmed with the day-to-day struggle of keeping their programs going and for some, just keeping their doors open.

These are the organizations that have the greatest need for the implementation of best practices incorporated into their day-to-day operations.  Capacity Build is another term for this and is widely used today. The definition and organization of what needs to occur in a smaller faith-based or community-based nonprofit takes time and thought.  It is worth it.  Capacity Building should be tied to “learning” how to implement a strategic plan, keeping a Board involved and proactive, and creating an optimized organization.  It is good to have a consultant provide such services as Strategic Planning, Board Development, and Organizational Development, but this is all meaningless if one is not taught how to:

  • go about implementing a plan
  • creating measurable milestones that are then monitored for completion
  • know when a plan is off track or not and…
  • how to get it back on track.

The organization needs to be fortified and left stronger and more independent than when the consultant was retained.