certification for smes

Certification is the New Black for Small Business

A growing number of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are coming to Carix for assistance in gaining ISO certification and other more industry-specific accreditations like the Responsible Jewellery Council standard, FSC and PEFC forest management standards, and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator compliance. In some cases these businesses need accreditation to meet regulatory or client requirements, but others are simply choosing to have their processes ratified as a source of competitive advantage.

Carix Principal Advisor, Stuart Carr says, “They see accreditation as the way things are going and want to be ready now, rather than waiting till it is mandatory.”

Stuart said, “In the post-COVID world there is a lot of uncertainty and many people have lost confidence in organisations. Third-party accreditations provide assurance to customers that businesses are committed to maintaining high standards in all aspects of their operations from product quality to customer service.”

“Even businesses with limited staff and turnover are choosing to become certified to give them greater credibility and a competitive advantage over like-sized businesses.”

“Documenting business processes and systems for certification doesn’t have to be arduous,” said Stuart. “While you maintain business as usual, we can provide an extra pair of hands and objectivity around the audit-readiness of your business.”

“ISO certification covers a range of areas that businesses should be addressing regardless, like quality management, environmental management, health and safety, and information security.”

“The ISO standards provide a framework for businesses to develop and implement standardised processes that can help them to identify and eliminate inefficiencies, reduce waste, and improve productivity.”

“Preparing for ISO certification is an opportunity for streamlining operations, improving efficiency, and reducing costs. And, being certified can save time and effort down the track.”

“One business owner, who Carix assisted through the certification process, said being able to tick the ISO box on a tender response saved him from filling out 20 pages of paperwork.”

Why choose to become certified?

  • Certification can be simple and not arduous.
  • Many businesses have good processes but don’t realise it.
  • Certification is a good platform for improving and streamlining business for increased sales and profitability.

Contact Carix to discuss how we can support your business in becoming certified.

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