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5 Reasons Small Companies Should Get ISO 9001 Certified

Certainly, it’s true that the words “ISO 9001 certification” can sound daunting, particularly if you’re running a small business. Many people think it’s all about hefty manuals and complex systems that only big corporations can manage. But honestly, that’s a misconception. Let’s take a moment to unravel why this certification isn’t just a ‘big business thing,’ but something that can be a game-changer for small businesses as well.

Cost Savings

Firstly, who doesn’t want to save money? Implementing an ISO 9001 system is essentially about fine-tuning your operations. You get to streamline your processes, which means you cut down on waste and become more efficient. This is an absolute boon for smaller companies that can’t afford to throw money down the drain.

Continual Improvement

The term “continual improvement” is pretty much a cornerstone of ISO 9001. What this means is that you’re continually finding ways to do things smarter and better. For small businesses, this is a golden ticket. It offers a way to up your game and keep ahead of your competition. ISO 9001 gives you a solid blueprint to make sure you’re not just running in place but actually moving forward.

Customer Satisfaction

Let’s face it, customer loyalty doesn’t just happen; you’ve got to earn it. By becoming ISO 9001-certified, you’re telling your customers, “Hey, we take quality seriously and we’re committed to making you happy.” This kind of trust is invaluable and can give you an edge, especially when you’re trying to grow your customer base or snag bigger contracts.

Access to New Markets

Speaking of snagging bigger contracts, ever thought about expanding your business? With an ISO 9001 certificate under your belt, the world can literally be your oyster. This is a globally recognised certification, and some big players or even government agencies will only deal with companies that are ISO-certified.

Risk Mitigation

Running a business is risky, full stop. But with an ISO 9001 system, you have to pinpoint potential risks and come up with solid plans to manage them. This is super beneficial for smaller companies that can’t afford big setbacks. You get a framework that helps you spot trouble before it turns into a full-blown crisis.

So, there you have it. While going for ISO 9001 certification will require an investment of time and energy, the benefits are worth it. And let’s be real—when you’re a small business, anything that gives you an edge is worth considering.

If you’re keen to know how to get your business ISO 9001-certified, don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01484 666160 or drop us an email at team@synergosconsultancy.co.uk. Ready to take the next step? Book a discovery call by clicking here.

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Jenny Kilburn
Completed my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2012 I was looking to start my own business. With over 10 years improving and streamlining business systems, I grasped an opportunity to assist a local business to improve their quality and communication processes by researching the requirements of a quality management system based upon ISO 9001 and conducted my first internal audit that resulted in 97 improvement recommendations. After a successful outcome, I was recommended again and again with glowing reviews and in February 2014, Synergos Consultancy was born. I now have the role of regularly reviewing and planning the strategic direction of the business to ensure that Synergos continues to develop, whilst at the same time, still actively working closely with some of our clients. In my spare time I love to attend the theatre to watch musicals, dance productions and plays. In 2019, I attended the theatre a whopping 24 times. I follow a plant-based diet which I absolutely love. A keen tick-tock follower, I have picked up a lot of interesting recipes. A firm favourite is Brussel sprouts and sriracha sauce baked in the oven. Delicious!
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