International Development Services - Rewarding Challenge

We had been struggling with how and why we were not doing as well as we felt we should have with the time and investment going in to our company. We thought it was quite a risk to take on consulting, but knew it would be helpful for us now and in the future. We were correct! Barry has been with us learning our interesting business and helping us see where we had some gaps. We have been just as much of challenge to him as he has been for us! We have a much better understanding of how we need to approach things in the future and get us motivated to get there. We have now completed consulting, and look forward to our challenges ahead as this is still just the beginning. We now feel like we have the necessary tools to accomplish what we have laid out ahead for us. Thank you for all the help, and we look forward to growing with Barry as a “check in” every once in a while to help remind us of our direction.
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International Development Services is a paying client of Opinion Corp and utilizes its services to proactively identify and correct customer service issues.

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#1288120 Review #1288120 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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International Development Services - Life Saver

The IDS Company has been a company life saver for us. For a couple months my bookkeeper and I were trying to get a handle on what was happening with the business-we went from $2 million dollar a year company to $5 million a year company and did everything the same-problem was we seemed to be going backwards. We had talks on what we needed to do to turn it around but each week did nothing and knew some things we needed to do but another week went by with no time to do anything to get a handle on our situation. A gentleman stopped in on Friday about 4:00 and gave me information and hit on a couple issues that this company could help with. He said all I have to do is agree to have someone come in and would only cost about $1,200.00and that I would never regret it. I agreed. Jerry was the first person to come in and talk with us on things IDS could help with. His knowledge and point blank slap in the face facts sold me on that he truly knew our faults and offered firm direction on a few immediate things that needed to happen-immediately. Through his questions and our answers he started hitting the nail on the heat time after time! After a couple days we signed on having Konrad and another come in to go through everything- financial and our business plan. Konrad had the expertise to ask many quality questions to our team each week-gave us the ammunition and taught us many different ways of fact checking how our company was doing financially and what matrix was doing on different fronts. Through the first couple weeks we started doing the things necessary to follow in the footsteps that we were guided to do. We started getting things done because we were sold on the entire directional package that Konrad was offering. During our final few days of Konrad’s direction, I started wondering about when and how any follow-ups would happen. How would we actually perform knowing Konrad would not be there to help being the backbone and how would we perform with the tools and knowledge we were given. Should have known this company has ALL bases covered-Konrad went through all our guides and matrixes and explained how each month we need to report in so if anything started to falter-someone would step in and get us back on track! I am so impressed! I had a meeting with my bookkeeper and told him that we must be doing something right. When we were in dire need someone above was watching out for us and sent us the help and direction we needed! The company was IDS. This company has people that know how to help! Great Company! Great people-going to miss Konrad-he has become a friend to all of us and will miss him! Mark Ballman
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International Development Services is a paying client of Opinion Corp and utilizes its services to proactively identify and correct customer service issues.

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#1288117 Review #1288117 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good quality
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As part of our cooperation with Pissed Consumer, it was brought to our attention that you expressed a concern in a review regarding your experience with IDS To make sure all issues are resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner, IDS has retained the services of...
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Anonymous
#1206710

They also straight up lie and claim they are local to where your business is located. However, when I questioned Jim and said Oh...the phone says you are in Denver (we are on the East Coast)...

he claimed that was because he was using "internet phone". Do you really think we want to do business with a company that clearly lies.

Also, we had asked them to take us off their calling list several times and they still continue to call. If we are looking for those services, we will do the research and call ourselves...we do not need you preying on us.

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#830468 Review #830468 is a subjective opinion of poster.

International Development Services - New Light

As our 7 week journey with Jim ends, we are thoroughly impressed with progress made and the amount of support this gentleman gave us. The accomplishments and goals that have taken place with the company as a whole are astounding. Jim has shown us a “new light,” on how structure and chain of command make all the difference in a company. We have known this but for someone to personally sit down with us and map it out, is absolutely amazing. Jim has helped in so many ways with our new program being installed, compete employee handbook, etc. Marty and I are personally saddened upon his departure. As Jim moves on to another family, we can only hope that the rest of our journey with your company with be as smooth, knowledgeable, and delightful as Jim Hamilton has been to our M & D family.
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International Development Services is a paying client of Opinion Corp and utilizes its services to proactively identify and correct customer service issues.

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#985753 Review #985753 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good quality

International Development Services - Seamless Business

This letter serves as a description and critique, all positive, of services provided by IDS through Konrad. Over the last few weeks Konrad has introduced and implemented the methods brought forth in the plan designed by your firm. Konrad has grasped the operations and type of business we have, which has made applying the plan to our business seamless. Konrad consistently displayed a professional approach to teaching and implementing the different process that were needed to develop our business and bring it into the 21st century. He worked very well with our staff and myself as an owner. Some of the items which have brought value form IDS’s services would consist of having a yearly budget for fiscal 1026 and 2017 that are updated at the close of each month. As an owner I will be able to better track our expenses and expected profits. Konrad implemented numerous matrices that pertain to job costing to assist in proposing work and building a sales forecast to take back the market we have lost to outside competitors. These matrices have already assisted our firm to win bids during the process. Konrad created job task/duties for each group of employees so our firm can hold each employee accountable for their individual duties, along with a rating sheet to gauge how well or poorly they are performing their duties. Konrad created an incentive plan so our firm can tie employee’s bonuses to their work performance, ending our trend of across-the-board bonuses at the end of the year. Other meaningful and implemented services were provided by Konrad, but I do not have enough time do delve into each one. Our firm is very pleased with the value provided by tour firm through Konrad and look forward to seeing a net profit increase from the implementation of your plan.
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#1009250 Review #1009250 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good customer service

International Development Services - Business of Running the Business

Mark and I found ourselves at the helm of the company after our other partner left under very questionable circumstances. Our finances were in disarray and reputation was suffering. Our business volume fell by more than 75% and our creditors had cut us off. Together, we found ways to survive but neither of us had any business training. Daryl has helped us get ourselves grounded and focused on the “business of running the business.” We now understand the priorities of running a successful business, we have goals set for the company and ourselves and we know both how to achieve them and track progress towards achieving them. We have been shown ways to get our employees more engaged and empowered and tools given to us will help us each and every day to make sense of our efforts and measure our success towards achieving our goals. We appreciate the effort and support made by your company in helping us revive our business.
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#1009245 Review #1009245 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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International Development Services - An Outstanding Job

Steve came into our company not knowing from day to day if we were going to be able to continue to finance him being here. Needless to say, he took advantage of the time he spent with us and did an outstanding job. We learned so much about our books in the short time that he spent with us and will be able to use it in the future. He taught us things about QuickBooks that we never knew and have been in business for 5 years. Steve also helped us to look at things differently. We are now on the way to being able to take a step back from our business and look at it from the standpoint of true business owners. Steve is very professional with what he does and is very knowledgeable. He has been a joy to work with and made everything easier for us. We are very appreciative of the time that Steve spent with us.
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International Development Services is a paying client of Opinion Corp and utilizes its services to proactively identify and correct customer service issues.

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#1288113 Review #1288113 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good customer service
International Development Services's reply to:

As part of our cooperation with Pissed Consumer, it was brought to our attention that you expressed a concern in a review regarding your experience with IDS To make sure all issues are resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner, IDS has retained the services of...
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Anonymous
#1187121

Wow. Wish I would of read this yesterday before I warned 4 hours of my business life with David a hard core salesmen that demanded at the end, we sign up for next day consulting or..., very intimidating and high pressure.

Felt like a Timeshare presentation and max pressure at the close. I just walked out!

Wow.. Beware

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#769786 Review #769786 is a subjective opinion of poster.

International Development Services - Running Business by the “Numbers”

We are extremely satisfied with Ralph performance. All objectives we set out to accomplish were completed proficiently and professionally. We feel we are now poised to run business by the “numbers” and to manage continue growth in our market. We would recommend Ralph and IDS to any company.
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#1009247 Review #1009247 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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International Development Services - Profitable Future

I have been working with Rick for over the six weeks and I want you to know how happy and impressed I am with the work Rick had done and also the tools that IDS has been able to provide to GMW. When I decided to hire IDS I knew my business needed help but I was not sure where to look or what needed to change. Over the last six weeks Rick has integrated himself into operations at GMW which I think had been fundamental to achieving buy-in from GMW personnel and also has given Rick the best opportunity to make suggestions. Rick has developed working relationships with multiple key people at GMW which has resulted in an outgoing back and forth that results is better communication among GMW staff and had led to a number of changes in how we operate day to day. I have been given a number of tools that allow me to evaluate GMW’s operations in a way that we have never had before. Cash management, accounting tools and some changes to our reporting are going to make GMW’s operation smoother and more profitable in the future. From a management perspective I now feel more confident that I have a fuller picture of how things are going within each division of the company. I can say that I am fully satisfied with Rick’s efforts and work product with GMW! Rick has been professional, personable, insightful and always helpful. I am amazed at how much insight he has been able to provide during his time here and it is clear that Rick is passionate about helping GMW become more successful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to talk more. I would, without hesitation recommend IDS and Rick to any small business that felt the need for outside consulting.
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#985751 Review #985751 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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