Eco System Kft.
Established in 2004 Ecosystem Kft is a 100% Hungarian owned family business.
We are involved in the construction business. We have 23 employees.
With an extensive 20 years of experience behind me in running businesses I set out to reorganize our company. We didn't have any contracts, we were just sitting and waiting for some miracle to come our way. I had had a feeling for years that what we had been doing was okay but somehow we were missing something, and the financial crisis unfortunately confirmed this hunch of mine.The specific results of the consulting program with Szilard were:
The first helping hand came from one of my friends, Tamas Kopacz, who is one of the top managers of an outstandingly performing business. I owe him a lot for his help. Upon seeing that our case requires a complex handling he recommended Szilard Potencsik to me.
Our work together with Szilard resulted in me taking our company from the edge of bankruptcy to a 15% annual increase.
Szilard taught us to think like businessmen. I now know why it's good for me if it's good for my suppliers, colleagues etc. I learned to view things from a bird's eye perspective and to think like a leader. I put great emphasis on handling our suppliers well and on training my executives.
One of the greatest thing is planning my schedule in advance and applying this with my executives as well. My head of office who didn't really believe in all this told me at the last meeting that although he didn't expect anything from applying this but gave it a try and as a result he caught up with his backlog work. He is not dispersed anymore.
Our selection of employees has got onto a much more conscious level.
I have shown my fellow workers the direction, I depicted a future for them and this meant a lot in terms of morale. As a result of the program lots of things became clear to them.
It's my personal gain that I learned to communicate effectively. I know exactly what I want before going to a meeting with someone and I am able to get that other person to comply with my request. In this I use one of the tactics learned that is not letting things ride when receiving a curt reply “yes, boss, I'm on it” but I keep probing on.
Even our partners, clients and friends started to see the improvement in our company and were asking about the why and how. And I happily recommended Szilard to many of them. I'm sure that we will also work together again.
Working with Szilard is an investment that pays off big time. I recommend him to every business who wants to take their business to a more conscious and knowing level.
Eco System Hungary Kft
GIA FORM Kft.
Autumn 2008 brought on the financial crisis. The area we were hit the most by the recession was the decline of the car industry. The crisis made me realize how dangerous it is to be a supplier to only a few bigger companies, to never diversify our range of customers but stick to only the car industry or some electronics giants. During the time of an economic recession anything can put us into an effect position and from there it can easily become a falling domino theory proposition.
This is what we remedied in 2009 with Szilard Potencsik. He is a real pro, a strategist and he has a unique program. We completed a situation and market analysis. We decided to come out with our own products along the lines of our own marketing plan. We are introducing this product into a new market by forming up our own sales team. Our goal is to diversify our customer portfolio and to get into a more causative position. The feedback is very promising, customer interest in our product is beyond expectations.
I can safely say that we are handling the crisis successfully and our turnover is increasing by 60-65% annually. Despite the economic recession we will grow by 20-25% also this year. Our profit is also an area of owner satisfaction. Our business won the Business and Success award in 2008.
I recommend Szilard Potencsik to all business managers who want to achieve a stable, predictable and continuous expansion without sacrificing their private life.
The four days we spent together was extremely useful.
Perhaps the most important was that by introducing these principles into our system I expect a minimum of 50,000,000 HUF increase of revenues the next year.
The cost of consultation was but a fragment of that figure so it was very worth it!
The reason I really decided to have the consulting was that I wanted to increase our profit margin. This we can achieve by changing the prices of the products that are not at a fixed-price and by increasing the sale of these products.
We can achieve more profit margin by advertizing and increasing the sale of promotional products.
Still more profit margin can be achieved by applying the Realistic Flow Table which gets our salesmen much more in control and aware of their monthly planning.
As a result of the consulting sessions we found the real reason of the weaker Budapest area performance and we are increasing our sales network to address this problem. This will also increase our profit margin.
I wholeheartedly recommend cooperating with you to anyone. I honestly believe there are lots of companies in the country that you could give great help to!
V-S GROUP 2000 Kft.
The situation at the outset:
The result of our cooperation:
The programs we did together paid off at least ten times what they cost me because:
I recommend Szilard to every business and business manager who would like to expand continuously, and in a stable and organized manner at that.
Our business was established in 1995 from scratch, with 1 Million HUF starting capital. Our staff at the beginning consisted of me and a fresh-out-of-college female worker.
Currently we have 42 workers and our annual revenue is over 1 Billion HUF.
We have done several consulting programs with Mr. Potencsik. They included the production analysis program (which lasted only a few days, but in turn we got such a statistic monitoring system which can be compared to a manager like a dashboard for someone driving a car. One can see at any given moment the major statistics of the company including turnover, profits, various expenses and even the different departments. This way we can see at all times when and where to interfere and what direction to take.
All in all, our cooperation was very successful and paid off many times over. It contributed to the following results in the past 8 years:
Szilard played a major role in achieving these.
I can only recommend him to all who would like:
Dig-Build Kft. has been involved in the cleaning business since 1995 all over Hungary, mainly in Bekes county. In 2000 we contacted a Spanish company selling cleaning supplies to be our main supplier and up to 2008 we imported supplies from them for our own use only. In 2009 we decided to also enter the cleaning supplies market.
We got introduced to Szilard Potencsik in 2009 and started working together in May to build up our company structure and to form a business strategy to achieve our goals.
During the course of our sessions we:
Our financial and other statistics show that our operation became more economical, and by following the route set out we can become more and more effective.
I can only recommend Szilard Potencsik and the program to any business that wants to take a step forward.
Krüger paint retail
Krüger paint retail was formed in 2002 with the idea to create a paint retail network in the Transdanubian (west Hungary) area consisting of eight to ten outlets. We sell traditional house-hold type of products as well as hard finishing materials, tile glues, etc.
To reach our goals we started out with our consultant, Szilard to form up our company strategy and structure in 2009.
We had had a record year in 2008 but I couldn't see our guaranteed expansion, we were simply not established for expansion. I wanted our company expert, Szilard to help me in reshaping our business structure to enable us to improve and reach the original goals set.
The Construction industry was hard hit in 2009 by the economic crisis and the resulting 35% loss of our turnover would have collapsed our small 3-shop retail network. With the help of Szilard we were just in time in the middle of the crisis to correct all our mistakes we had committed in the past. That step achieved the minimum level of stability required. Our turnover did not expand compared to the previous year but only went down by 20% (after the close-down of one of our retail outlets) which was still a surprisingly good result. The close down of that outlet was attributable to mistakes committed previously, including wrongly selecting the location. After the close-down, the reorganization of the remaining two outlets was accomplished with great success. We are much more careful now about employee selection. Raising profits is in reachable distance in 2010.
At the end of the „Returns Program” it became crystal clear to us that we have again set the company on the right path of stability and expansion. Our current target is 20-25 new outlets in 4-6 years which is a realistic goal based on the business programs we have worked out.
I recommend this program and cooperation with Szilard to all businesses who have similar problems to what we have had. Taking the next step forward is a simple and easy thing once you learn what to do, and that's where Szilard is a great help to you.
Takepszolg Bt. was formed in 1994. We deal in cleaning of offices, office buildings and industrial installations.
We wanted to form up a business structure that could guarantee the major products of our company. These are:
Thus we embarked on the Company Strategy and Structure Program with Szilard Potencsik which delivered just exactly the above results.
We worked out a professional structure for the company and a detailed, feasible business program to achieve our goals.
Armed with these we are going to achieve 2.5 times the turnover in 2010 than we had in the last year. During the consulting with Szilard we worked out a sales system that can ensure this expansion.
According to our plans the program will have made 5 times what it cost us by 2010.
I recommend this service to all business managers who have goals and ambition to expand, and would like a stable, guaranteed future for himself and his fellow workers.
(excerpt from the webpage of the company showing number of workers increased nearly double from 2009 to 2010.)
TERRA COOP Kft.
Terra-Coop Kft. group is involved in agricultural production and services. We have a 3000 hectares land area. Our gross revenue is 1 Billion HUF per year.
We started our company from scratch and we expanded so fast that we needed new tools to be able to review our operation. That's how we started working on the program called Effectiveness and Productivity by Szilard Potencsik.
During the course of the program we worked out a monitoring system which made measuring results possible.
We even made individual performance clear and transparent to each individual workers, so it could be seen who individually produced how much, and what it cost to operate equipment. Management also got invaluable help in the form of statistics (revenues, expenses).
We took the measuring and analyzing our performance so seriously as to create a new job which has the sole duty to collect and analyze these statistics. This system provides individual staff members with an objective look of their performance. At the same time it's a great help in doing the managing job for it provides the data and analysis necessary. The end result of all the above is transparency in managing the business, increased performance and discipline.
The program is bringing results in terms of increased efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness which all go to increase a potential profit increase. The fact that both me and my fellow managers can see their objective performance depicted is of great use. Because of this the program is an investment that paid off well.
I recommend the program to others. Any business employing over 10 people and having a 500 Million HUF annual turnover essentially needs this kind of observation and evaluation tool, and Szilard is an expert (also) on this field.
Our company is involved in constructing engineering systems for buildings.
I have been the owner and manager of ENSI Kft since 1997.
We have been working with Szilard Potencsik since 2001 and in that period our annual turnover increased from 550 Million HUF to 1.6 Billion HUF.
I recommend this program to all business managers. The result will be that management will immediately see and handle those points which really cause expansion in the company.