A company with a few employees face the same problems as big companies with thousands of collaborators. The size of the company does not determine the size of the challenges.
Metis is tailored to the needs of small businesses.
More than ever, small companies have to take care of the relationships they build with their collaborators, employees, clients, and extended network.
Metis’ creative and analytical process engages the whole team to make sure everyone is happy onboard.
With a lot less resources than big companies, small companies cannot afford to waste their time and energy.
Metis helps companies use their limited resources in a smart and creative way.
Small service companies must remain flexible to have the ability to change within an competitive environment.
Working with prototypes and iterations, Metis approaches projects with versatility and agility.
Small businesses cannot afford to wait and see. Being profitable requires the regular maintenance of the organization structure and processes that go in to running a good ship. It’s hard to commit to a change, carry it out, and evaluate its effectiveness.
Metis accompanies small companies to commit, implement their change process, and check regularly on their performance.
Use strategic audits to know where you are, and how you compare with your competitors.
Have a plan, and test the waters. Use insights to create strategies to differentiate from your competitors.
Focus on the needs of your clients and your collaborators to make sure everyone is in the same boat.
Navigate through uncertain waters by constantly making small steps and adjustments.
Engage the whole team by involving them in collaborative workshops.
Collect real-life insights by interviewing internal and external stakeholders.
Backup intuitions with information collected from research.
Continuously test and improve on prototypes in a group setting or independently.
Documents resulting from collaborative workshops or independent analysis.
Strategic audits (a snapshot of the current state of your company including internal, external analysis and recommendations) and business plans are examples of outcomes.
Branded and ready-to-use presentations to communicate better with your clients, team, and investors.
Style guides and sales decks are examples.
Live or prototype websites and apps to communicate and test your ideas.
Business Model Generation
Organizational Structure and Change Management
Marketing and Communication
User Interface and User Experience
Having spent each third of my life in China, USA, and France, I love living in a state of constant change and evolution.
With a broad knowledge of the different practices of design and business, leveraging both my creative and analytic skills, I help businesses and organizations plan and succeed their transformations.
Our long term relationship has helped both companies grow. Ellen’s strategic analyses have provided fresh and very useful insights as MediaCombo’s business has evolved to meet new challenges. She has a well honed sense of how to communicate the identity mission of a company through design and she is genuinely committed to the success of her partners and clients.
We engaged Metis research to help us develop a strategic gameplan for positioning our company in a competitive industry. Their insight and industry research helped us niche down our go to market strategy and prepared us for our first VC conversations. What I liked, in particular, was the constant back and forth, the point-on case studies they provided, and the quality of the questions they asked. I highly recommend them.
I was amazed at how quickly and efficiently Metis gathered relevant and synthesized information about us and our industry. Their presentation helped getting some difficult messages through to the team.
Metis helped us clarify our concepts and prototyped in a very short time. They also made great recommendations for additional services to add to our app.