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You can have the most groundbreaking technology…the most impressive new product…the hottest new service... but you’ll find it nearly impossible to successfully promote yourself if you’re not properly positioned and communicating effectively with your distribution channels and/or end customers.
Your company is valued – and many times judged – based on your sales revenue. Unified Signal will help increase sales by opening up new distribution channels and increasing exposure in the marketplace. Our think tank has access to some of the most powerful retailers in the country and many alternative channels of distribution, such as associations and affinity groups. We have years of experience in closing sales, and implementing and maintaining channel partnerships.
Every great company has a great suite of products and services. Product development is the most important aspect of the product life cycle. Products must meet your customer’s expectations in terms of price, meet your company’s financial needs in terms of gross margin, and most importantly: your product must stand out competitively.

Unified Signal specializes in helping companies create new products and promotions to ensure that you stay competitive and fresh in your market segment. We’ve created product development models that can be used in many industries. These financial models allow you to do complex profitability analyses and to evaluate your profit margins, NPV, IRRs, and many other key variables that mark the success or failure of a product.
In today's high-tech world, having a presence on the Internet – and having people find you easily – is critical to the success of your business plan. The Internet can be a powerful and cost-efficient tool to acquire new customers as well as an affordable way to support your products or services.

Unified Signal will allow you to capitalize on the immense power of the Internet quickly and effectively. We specialize in creating new and exciting websites that help you to better communicate with your end consumers, shareholders, suppliers, and even employees. We can even host your website on our existing private and public cloud IT infrastructure. We will also deliver a complete search engine optimization (SEO) strategy that you can implement with all the Internet search engines. This will ensure that your customers and potential channels can find you with a simple search. SEO is one of the most important strategies that you should be implementing – if you do it correctly, it could easily become your largest channel of distribution, but if it's not done properly, it can simply be your biggest waste of money and a large opportunity cost!
All successful companies have a pricing strategy that maximizes profitability while remaining competitive in the market place. This equilibrium point has many variables that need to be considered, such as: internal/external supply chain restrictions, capital requirements, type of revenue (one-time vs. monthly residual income), human resource variables, and the competitive landscape. Ensuring that your company has the most optimal pricing strategy is one of the most important decisions that you can make.

Unified Signal can quickly determine the most optimal pricing strategy – so you’ll maximize your earnings and your market penetration.
International expansion is one of the keys to long-term success and profitability.

Unified Signal has a network of people around the world that will open doors into various global “hot spots". The global marketplace will add value to your company on multiple fronts. It can be an avenue for additional sales, an element in your supply chain or product manufacturing, and/or a great source for strategic vender relationships, such as inbound call centers and code development.
Business plans and products must adapt as the global market place changes. Your products, sales and marketing strategies, technologies, and even processes need to evolve over time. Some change is intrinsically forced by the needs of existing customers, but it’s critical for you to invest in additional R&D and further evolve your existing product set. This is critical to staying competitive in the marketplace.

Unified Signal will assist you in the implementation and growth phase of your development, and ensure that you maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. We believe that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution applies to companies in today’s competitive economy – and we’ll help you eliminate the risk of becoming extinct!
If your company is more seasoned and already generating revenue, it’s important to maximize that income.

Unified Signal will develop strategies to increase existing revenue per customer and more importantly, to use your existing user base to drive incremental sales revenue.
Every function that a company performs has a process or series of events that occur, and each series of events has costs associated with it. Unified Signal documents all of your processes and while doing so, we find many ways to automate and create efficiencies – saving you time and/or money. We can document these process flows, which can then allow for easier maintenance and process evolution. Process flow documentation is also an important step for increasing valuations for rounds of funding, as well as a company merger or sale.

Unified Signal can propose and diagram a more efficient process flow, compare it to your current baseline, and then generate a gap analysis. We’ll prepare a project plan to implement the necessary changes – driving current legacy processes into more efficient and technologically advanced process flows. This process engineering or re-engineering will increase your gross margins and decrease costs while at the same time increasing customer satisfaction and potentially even employee satisfaction.
Most operating companies are in the process of implementing a new project or modifying an existing one. Project management is critical to making sure that a project is completed on time and on or under budget. Cross-functional communication among departments is essential, so it’s important to lay the groundwork for how projects should be managed.

Unified Signal is very experienced at project management and will help teach you how to properly project manage large and small projects. We have proprietary tools that we can share to help you facilitate project management through cross-functional departments.
You spend a great deal of time and money to acquire customers. Once a customer buys your product or services, it’s critical that they remain happy with your product or service. In the normal course of business, things will go wrong and a certain percentage of customers will become dissatisfied. These customers can (and most likely will) become a drain on human resources and eventually a source for negative publicity, which can hurt your market penetration.

Unified Signal can create programs and processes to minimize churn and more importantly, remedy the source of what is causing the customer dissatisfaction in the first place.
In the current state of the US economy, companies may be forced to downsize operations to cut costs and maintain profitability. Such a restructuring has to be completed very carefully and based on very strategic metrics such as: current competitive environment, suppliers, management resources, demand, and many other factors. The goal of any restructuring is to decrease your costs; however, it has to be completed in a way where distribution channels and the ability to provide core services to your end customers are not negatively affected.

Unified Signal can provide an objective, non-biased roadmap to proper restructuring. Many times, internal management teams have a conflict of interest when it comes to doing what's right for the company as it may negatively affect a manager’s power base or may force an employee to have to work much harder to facilitate the necessary changes.
Selecting suppliers is a critical task and will have long-lasting effects on any business model. Many times, companies don’t have the time or resources to properly vet a needed supplier – and as a result, companies often pick the wrong long-term supplier. There are many factors that go into a proper vendor selection such as price, size of company, management team, technology, supplier's existing clientele, contract terms, and many more. Even finding a short list of suppliers to review can be time consuming and costly.

Unified Signal can help you by becoming a “middle man.” This helps you to preserve your relationships with suppliers, but at the same time negotiate the best terms possible.
Due to the complexity of the supplier/client relationship, most suppliers eventually need to be replaced over time to save money, achieve needed functionality, or to simply gain operational efficiencies.

Unified Signal can complete a thorough search for a short list of new suppliers, vet those suppliers, negotiate the contract, and even help integrate those new suppliers into your existing infrastructure.
Every function that a company performs has a process or series of events that occur, and each series of events has costs associated with it. Unified Signal documents all of your processes and while doing so, we find many ways to automate and create efficiencies - saving you time and/or money. We can document these process flows, which can then allow for easier maintenance and process evolution. Process flow documentation is also an important step for increasing valuations for rounds of funding, as well as a company merger or sale.

Unified Signal can propose and diagram a more efficient process flow, compare it to your current baseline, and then generate a gap analysis. We’ll prepare a project plan to implement the necessary changes - driving current legacy processes into more efficient and technologically advanced process flows. This process engineering or re-engineering will increase your gross margins and decrease costs while at the same time increasing customer satisfaction and potentially even employee satisfaction.
Most operating companies are in the process of implementing a new project or modifying an existing one. Project management is critical to making sure that a project is completed on time and on or under budget. Cross-functional communication among departments is essential, so it’s important to lay the groundwork for how projects should be managed.

Unified Signal is very experienced at project management and will help teach you how to properly project manage large and small projects. We have proprietary tools that we can share to help you facilitate project management through cross-functional departments.
You spend a great deal of time and money to acquire customers. Once a customer buys your product or services, it’s critical that they remain happy with your product or service. In the normal course of business, things will go wrong and a certain percentage of customers will become dissatisfied. These customers can (and most likely will) become a drain on human resources and eventually a source for negative publicity, which can hurt your market penetration.

Unified Signal can create programs and processes to minimize churn and more importantly, remedy the source of what is causing the customer dissatisfaction in the first place.
In the current state of the US economy, companies may be forced to downsize operations to cut costs and maintain profitability. Such a restructuring has to be completed very carefully and based on very strategic metrics such as: current competitive environment, suppliers, management resources, demand, and many other factors. The goal of any restructuring is to decrease your costs; however, it has to be completed in a way where distribution channels and the ability to provide core services to your end customers are not negatively affected.

Unified Signal can provide an objective, non-biased roadmap to proper restructuring. Many times, internal management teams have a conflict of interest when it comes to doing what's right for the company as it may negatively affect a manager’s power base or may force an employee to have to work much harder to facilitate the necessary changes.
Many times, business leaders and managers have great ideas but don’t have the technical skills to create proper business requirements documents that communicate their ideas to a development group for coding. It’s critical that proper requirements are generated from the business level to ensure that the technical team has a proper frame of reference.Good business requirements can significantly cut down on the coding lifecycle and, more importantly, can make sure that the product is created properly.

Unified Signal can help you develop proper business requirements, incorporating both business and technical layers. These requirements can then be developed and QA tested by internal or Unified Signal’ development teams. By outsourcing the drafting of business requirements to an external think tank, you’ll flush out many more business issues and potentially end up with a much more competitive and functionally robust solution than was originally proposed.
Every company needs to be able to communicate internally with employees, be secure from viruses and other malicious hackers, protect proprietary information, stay operational, and safely communicate with external venders / suppliers / customers. New (and many established) companies need a hosting facility that can provide security, redundancy, stability, and scalability - and at the same time, can provide all of those functions in a cost-effective manner.

Unified Signal has internal and external resources to help you create a safe, stable, cost-efficient network operating environment. We can directly host this environment for you or help you internally host your own network infrastructure.
For larger companies that need to store credit card information, it’s critical that you are PCI 1.2 compliant. There are many consulting firms that specialize in this certification, but starting from the beginning can be a costly, distracting, and lengthy process for any size company.

Unified Signal offers a cost-efficient crash course on PCI compliance, providing much of the needed process and procedure templates as well as the technical requirements. This pre-qualification process will cut the cost of PCI compliance certification and reduce the amount of time the process takes once the PCI certification firm starts their work.
Optimizing automation is a very effective strategy to decrease costs and increase your scalability. In the end, automation will increase your gross margins and EBITDA gross profits. Automation can also significantly decrease costly headcount and allow you to reallocate that headcount in areas that can further increase sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

Unified Signal helps you maximize the amount of automation possible. Our IT consultants will work with your existing IT staff to integrate / automate you with existing suppliers, fulfillment providers, strategic business partners, internal legacy systems, and even customers!
Each year, technology evolves and allows existing companies to compute more with less. Software, hardware, and IT processes and procedures need to continuously evolve to take advantage of the most recent technology, which can provide cost savings as well as higher performance if you take the time to keep upgrading your systems.

In the last 12 months, private and public cloud computing has become a new and powerful force in IT / systems management. Microsoft database software such as Sequel 2008 has allowed companies to add significant scale, security, and sophistication to data base operations. New and improved coding languages increase the usability of code while increasing capabilities.

Unified Signal will help you upgrade your current IT infrastructure to help save on costs and increase scalability. Our IT system consultants can also train your management on new technologies and how to deploy these types of solutions. We’ll do penetration testing to ensure that your system is “locked down” as much as possible, lowering the risk of hackers exploiting system weaknesses.
Business development for strategic partnerships is one of the most important aspects of long-term corporate survival and critical for increasing the odds of a future acquisition or liquidity event. Your strategic partnerships can be with suppliers, distribution channels, underlying technology providers, and even many times with direct or indirect competitors. Strategic relationships can reduce your costs, increase sales, and above all, allow for much more latitude from each party if and when things go wrong.

Unified Signal has an expansive network of contacts that can help open doors for companies in many industries, especially in the technology sector. These contacts can turn into your top strategic suppliers, distribution channels, or even future investors.
Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more and more prevalent in today's economy. Done properly, they can be a great way to increase economies of scale, decrease costs, increase your product portfolio, and boost sales. However, if a merger or acquisition is not integrated or consolidated properly, it can cause customer dissatisfaction, loss of employee morale, and in worst-case situations, it can ruin a company altogether. In many instances, making good decisions on how to integrate two companies becomes subjective and territorial to managers of both companies.

Unified Signal can help ensure that your acquisition or merger is properly integrated from internal systems, to human resources, to product portfolio management. We make sure that both companies involved in the merger or acquisition have the best shot at maintaining a positive relationship and becoming one ubiquitous company. By having a middle man help in decision making, it can ensure that decisions are made based on what's in the best interest of the parent company and its shareholders.
The last three years have been the hardest years to raise capital. This puts even the best business models under great strain of being under-capitalized.

Unified Signal will assist you in preparing to raise capital. We'll create a due diligence portfolio package for potential investors that includes: an executive summary, investor presentation, full business plan, product analysis, P&L Pro-forma, management bios, CAPP tables, industry research, company write-ups, sales literature, IT network schematics, IP listings, operational process flows, and more. We will package your company so that outside investors gain confidence that the company they are investing in is organized and has a well thought-out strategic plan to reach a return on any investment made.
Once a product and its applicable economics have been established, the information can be used to create a more formal financial model, including demand forecasts and applicable G&A costs. These models ultimately show your profitability, paybacks, and how much capital you may still need so you're not undercapitalized.

Unified Signal has built complex financial P&L model templates that can be fitted to virtually any company in any industry. These models can be used to complete in-depth revenue and cost sensitivity analyses which can determine potential risk factors, help manage cash needs, and better forecast supply and demand.
Making sure a company is well capitalized is one of the most important aspects of growing a successful business. Venture capital and strategic investments are very time-consuming and can often spread management too thin, which can take the focus off company operations. Sometimes the more efficient way to raise capital is through smart money or better termed strategic investment. Strategic investors have a stake in your company's success, and it's much easier for a strategic investor (such as a supplier or channel) to invest than it is for a VC. Strategic investors will also provide much more favorable terms than a VC in this current funding environment.

Unified Signal has networked with a large number of Venture Capital (VC) firms all across the country. If we feel that our contacts can assist in fund raising, then we can introduce you to the appropriate firms. We also work with your existing investment bankers to open potential doors with VCs and help you fly through the due diligence process. We can also analyze your existing suppliers and distribution channels in combination with new potential suppliers and distribution channels, and assist in closing a strategic investment.
Hiring key management is critical to the success of any business. Having the wrong management in place can be the costliest mistake that small and mid-sized companies can make.

Unified Signal has a network of executives around the country that are ready to work for your company. If we don't have access to the right individual, our network of time-tested placement firms will find the candidates with the skills and qualities you need at a price you can afford.
In today's marketplace, every employee must give 110% in order to make your company successful.You may have great people on staff, but if they're not compensated properly, they won't have the motivation or desire to go above and beyond. One of the most expensive and underestimated expenses that companies face, is replacing employees who leave. And on the flip side, if you compensate employees too much, they may become less motivated and work less!

Unified Signal has a great amount of experience in creating employee compensation plans that generate excitement and properly motivate employees to go the extra mile and deliver what is expected of them. Our time-tested compensation programs can reduce employee churn and actually increase your bottom line profitability.
Most companies don't take advantage of industry tradeshows due to high costs and the time involved to plan and attend a tradeshow.

Unified Signal has strategies that can help you save up to 50% on tradeshow costs. We'll also help you create a fresh and exciting booth strategy that will attract - and impress - new potential clients!
Companies often have the correct management in place, but they may need additional training on a multitude of issues - such as project management, leadership, employee motivation, or compensation.

Unified Signal can train your current management team, and provide the tools they need to achieve ultimate success. Management training can include subjects like: TQM fundamentals (process control and project management), product development, and P&L management.
The most important aspect of any company is creating demand. Good public relations can be absolutely critical to your company's ultimate success or failure.

Through our network of nationwide contacts, Unified Signal can help you maximize your PR exposure. We'll put strategies in place to generate "buzz" for your products and services. This virtually free press can generate hundreds of leads for new channels and strategic partnerships, and lead to industry articles, journal write-ups, and conference presentations. We can also help you create an attention-grabbing booth for industry trade shows and other PR events.
Good decisions are based on accurate information. New companies - and even seasoned ones - must ensure that their accounting package provides adequate financial reporting. Many companies don't have enough detail, so management cannot properly analyze month-end financials and ultimately manage the business. Improving this process can lead to a dramatic increase in profitability and customer satisfaction.

Unified Signal can create a new chart of accounts or evolve an existing chart of accounts to a more robust and informational version. This chart of accounts can then be integrated into your accounting package so you can create more complex and detailed financial statements. This will ultimately help management to make better decisions on your products and services. We can also review your financial statements and create a proposal to increase your profitability, decrease costs, and even help provide for more efficient cash management.
Unified Signal has a network of companies that can perform all tax and audit functions. This is not a function that you should attempt internally - it's better to outsource it to a professional firm. We have negotiated with multiple reputable professional tax firms and bid out jobs for our clients which translates into cost savings.
Many companies do not realize the important role that Quality Assurance (QA) plays in their profitability. In any industry, there are numerous venders who need to be paid, such as customer service, fulfillment, product manufacturing, technology service providers, payment processing, and many others. If your venders are not checked for QA, then there will most definitely be billing errors that can lead to decreases in your company's profit margins. If you are conducting QA audits, then it's most likely a manual process that requires a significant amount of money and time.

We specializes in supplier QA: we can typically reduce supplier costs due to hidden overcharges and determine ways to reduce the amount of time it takes to perform a QA audit on a supplier. On many occasions,Unified Signal can even automate QA supplier analysis via specialized reports.
Many smaller companies find it very difficult to acquire competitive rates on credit card processing and EFT processing.

Unified Signal has two top payment processing companies and can easily assist in the integration and implementation of these payment gateways. This saves you time and money on implementing and automating vendors, and at the same time provides rates that are very competitive in the industry.
For companies who have tighter budgets, legal costs can become quite significant.

Unified Signal has access to hundreds of legal business templates that can be applied in many situations, including asset purchases, M&A, channel contracts, fund raising, and an assortment of LLC operating agreements. The use of these templates can save significant dollars because now your corporate attorney can simply review the final documents instead of drafting them from scratch. For more intricate legal work like patents or other specific contracts, Unified Signal has a network of external legal firms. We will bid out each project to multiple firms to get the most competitive rates possible for you.

Consulting Benefits

Allow Unified Signal to help your business grow in the fast paced telecommunications sector.

  • Pricing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Tax
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Custom Development

At Unified Signal we are glad to schedule consulting sessions to assit with your business needs.