Core Business Solutions specializes in helping small businesses become ISO 9001 compliant and provides the tools necessary to stay compliant. Our consulting programs provide a dedicated consultant who is with you through the whole process from start to finish. From creating your quality manual/management system manual to process documentation/improvement, management review training and execution, internal audit training/execution to everything needed to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. We provide consulting for ISO 14001, ISO 13485, ISO 27001, ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001) and IATF 16949 as well. We offer the CORE ISO Compliance Platform which is the online software that can assist you in managing your Quality Management System and maintaining compliance.
We also offer consulting assistance for the AS9100/AS9120 standards as well as transition assistance. These standards are based upon the ISO 9001 standard. The consulting options below are available. View our information on the AS9100D standard or the AS9120 standard, and contact us today with any questions regarding the standards.
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An expert dedicated consultant directs and assists in implementation of your ISO/AS Standard. We offer a unique and simplified 4 Step process using Technology and our Consulting Expertise. We are with you from start to finish and are committed to helping you reach your goal of compliance/certification.
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A dedicated expert consultant works with you to implement your ISO/AS Standard. We offer a unique and simplified 4 Step process using Technology and our Consulting Expertise. Onsite consulting is included with this option. We are with you from start to finish and are committed to helping you reach your goal of compliance/certification.
ISO 9001 Certification for Small Business
ISO certification in a small business can seem especially challenging. Limited time, budget and experience with the ISO 9000 certification process are common in smaller companies. However, the need to achieve certification is increasing in a growing number of markets.
Often, this starts with a customer request or requirement for ISO certification. Or, a small business owner sees a number of competitors advertising “ISO 9001 Certification” and the need becomes apparent. In some cases, a small business sees meeting certification requirements as a way to improve their business operations or prepare for growth.
Regardless of the reason driving the need for ISO certification, a number of questions come to mind:
What is ISO certification?
What is involved in the ISO certification process?
What are the ISO 9001 certification requirements?
Can a small business become ISO 9001 certified?
What is the cost of ISO certification?
How do I get started on the ISO 9001 certification?
The ISO consultants at Core Business Solutions have been helping small companies answer these questions since we started the company in 2000. Since then, we have helped hundreds of small businesses achieve ISO 9001 certification by offering several ISO consulting options. Each ISO consulting option has been developed for common starting points for small companies who are looking for help with their ISO 9001 certification.
Our Small Business ISO Certification Approach
In all of our ISO 9000 consulting programs, we focus on helping you realize the greatest benefit from your ISO 9001 certification. This goes far beyond simply showing you how to get certified. ISO 9001 certification should be much more than “checking a box” on a customer ISO requirement.
Once you are ISO certified, your customers should notice a measurable difference in your performance which should lead to greater customer satisfaction. So, from the start of your certification process, we will show you how to use the ISO process to strengthen your business processes and impact your company culture. We do this by emphasizing three CORE ISO Values:
- Make it matter: The ISO process should improve results and this should matter to your customers.
- Make it work: The ISO process should fit the way you do business and should work for your company.
- Make it last: The ISO process should drive long-term improvements that last the test of time.
You can learn more about the CORE ISO values here.
Our Experience Helping Small Businesses Achieve ISO 9001 Certification
For more than 18 years, Core Business Solutions has focused on one thing: Helping small businesses achieve ISO 9001 certification and gain the greatest benefit possible.
Since then, we have worked with hundreds of smaller companies to help them achieve ISO certification and demonstrate to their customers that they have an ISO process that drives results. In recent years we have developed specialized ISO 9000 certification programs that show small businesses how to get ISO certified regardless of their current situation. These include our online/remote 4×4 Online Consulting Program and our onsite program: Full Service. Both programs include a dedicated consultant to helps you through the process from start to finish. We currently work with hundreds of companies annually through these different ISO programs every year.
As we’ve gained this experience, we’ve also expanded to provide certification programs for several related certification standards. Support for these additional standards is provided through our Full-Service Consulting Program. For each of these certification standards, we have expert consultants on staff to support small businesses achieve certification.
In order to maximize value for all of our small business customers, our ISO consultants follow three basic rules:
First, “Keep it Simple.” This means that documents, records and other ISO certification processes should fit your business. Bigger is not necessarily better.
Second, focus on “Adding Business Value“. ISO certification should help you serve your customers better, with fewer disruptions and greater efficiency, and provide an outstanding return-on-investment.
The third rule is “Never Do Anything Just to Please an Auditor“. When the focus is primarily on passing the audit, your opportunity to achieve real improvement can be lost. ISO certification is much more than just hanging a certificate in your lobby.
These three rules form the foundation of all of our consulting programs.
Finally, we demonstrate our commitment to ISO 9001 certification through our own ISO 9001 certification. If you’d like to see our ISO 9001 certificate, click here.
You can learn more about Core Business Solutions and our unique ISO certification background and experience here.
We Would Love to Hear From You
If you would like any additional information about our ISO certification consulting programs, or would like a quote for any of these options, please give us a call or send a quick email. We’re also glad to answer any ISO 9001 questions you may have.
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