ISO 9001 Consulting for Small Businesses

Four steps. Four months. Done.

What’s Required?

ISO 9001 requires a compliant Quality Management System (QMS), proof that it’s working, and an external audit by a third-party registrar. Sound overwhelming? That’s why we’re here to help.

How Much Time?

The average ISO certification takes 4 months, but we’ve seen companies certified in as quickly as 30 days.

What Does It Cost?

It costs between $5,700 and $15,000 to prepare and between $3,000 and $5,000 to certify, depending on company size and how much prep time you choose to take. Click for a free quote.

ISO 9001 Consulting for ISO Certification – Simple, Affordable, and Fast

What does it take to get ISO 9001 certification?  It takes a lot of knowledge, experience and State-of-the-Art cloud-based technology. Over the past 20 years we have created and fine-tuned the art of improving and maintaining ISO 9001 2015 for small businesses. Our unique approach to ISO 9001 2015 combines cloud-based technology with our expert ISO consultants.

ISO 9001 Version 2015

We offer our proprietary CORE ISO Compliance Platform as an additional resource to establish and maintain your ISO 9001 version 2015 certification. It includes ongoing training, documentation, document control, record control and an extensive resource library. With hands on assistance, training, internal auditing services and ongoing consulting after certification you will have all you need to get ISO Certified and stay compliant.

Sometimes called ISO9000 or ISO 90001, with our easy-to-use platform and our expert consultants, you’ll have everything you need to make ISO 9001 simple, affordable, and fast.

Read further on this page for a more in-depth look at what an ISO certification can do to help your small business or organization acheive ISO certification and continually improve their processes.

ISO 9001 (sometimes referred to as the ISO 9000 family of quality management standards) is the original quality management standard. It’s the world’s most widely recognized quality management system certification. ​ Click here to learn more.

Four Steps. Four Months. Done.

With the CORE solution, ISO certification is quick and simple. Watch the video to learn more.

Plan

As we help you learn the basics of ISO 9001:2015, your consultant will guide you through preparing your required documentation, quality manual, and documented processes.​

Implement

As you implement ISO 9001, your consultant will work with your team to set goals, conduct management reviews, review results, and drive the actions needed for improvement.​

Review

An ISO 9001 internal audit will be conducted to ensure your preparedness for the registrar audit. Together, we will review process corrections and make sure you have all the necessary documentation for compliance.​

Certify

Finally, Core Business Solutions will help you secure a registrar, or Certification Body, to perform your final external audit. Upon completion, we will help you correct any findings (if applicable). Then you will receive your ISO 9001:2015 certificate!​

What is the Role of an ISO Consultant for an ISO Certification?

ISO consultants evaluate an organization or company’s processes and provide guidance to help the company meet the requirements of the ISO Standards. For example, the ISO consultant can help identify issues with processes, make recommendations for improvement and train employees in new systems.

The best consultants have a deep understanding of the ISO Standards and are familiar with the industries they advise.  They also have plenty of experience implementing the standards in different companies.

ISO 9001 Certification Consultant

An ISO Consultant can Help you Plan

As we help you learn the basics of ISO 9001:2015, a consultant can guide you through preparing your required documentation, quality manual, and documented processes.

Within the standards, “document and record control… includes the organization of all documents and records determined by the company to be necessary for its successful operation. Each document or record must be appropriately identified and described within the QMS, and attention should be given to ensure formatting of documents is consistent. This tight control of recorded information ensures that it will be protected from improper use and corruption, available when needed, and properly distributed and stored.”

What is a Quality Manual?

A quality manual is a document that states the company’s intentions for operating and executing the processes within its quality management system. It can include policies for all areas of the business that affect your ability to make high quality products and meet your customers’ and ISO’s requirements. These policies define how your department managers will implement procedures within the boundaries specified in the quality manual.

When it comes to the quality manual, senior management must steer the organization away from high risks and toward clearly stated, consistently measured and carefully analyzed quality objectives. By using quality objectives, top management can keep the organization focused on what is most mission-critical to the company and its customers, ensuring improving results that deliver real, demonstrable quality throughout the organization.,

As expert ISO consultants, Core Business Solutions has developed world-class technology to help your small business prepare your required documentation, and highly experienced consultants to help you write your quality manual and set up your document processes.

An ISO Consultant can help you Implement

As you implement ISO 9001, a consultant will work with your team to set goals, conduct management reviews, review results, and drive the actions needed for improvement.​

In order to continue to have commitment from employees and top managers, the number of goals and the scope of those goals should be realistic and attainable.

When you are formulating your goals, keep these considerations in mind:

    • Views of interested parties
    • Business requirements
    • Hazards related to risks
    • Aspects related to potential impacts
    • Financial requirements
    • Operational requirements
    • Legal and compliance requirements

With a goal-oriented agenda emanating from the leaders in your company or organization, the goals will move through the QMS to all employees and influence both functional and personal goals.

An ISO Consultant can help you with Internal Auditing

An ISO 9001 internal audit will be conducted to ensure your preparedness for the registrar audit. Together, we will review process corrections and make sure you have all the necessary documentation for compliance.​

The internal auditor team is typically comprised of a few experienced employees from different areas of your organization. The purpose of the internal audit is to confirm that the company’s documentation meets the requirements of the ISO Standard you are reaching for and that the day-to-day operations follow the documentation.

two female ISO Certification consultants

When selecting the individuals to become auditors, consideration should be given to matching personal qualifications with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the auditor. Another factor to consider when choosing an ISO auditor is that the individuals on the team have experience in performing a variety of tasks.  This supports the requirement that auditors must not audit their own function or department in order to obtain objectivity. 

“…selection of auditors and conduct of audits shall ensure objectivity and impartiality of the audit process. Auditors shall not audit their own work.” (ref. 8.2.2, ISO9000).

What does an ISO Internal Auditor do?

ISO Internal Auditor Responsibilities

    • Obtain and assess objective evidence fairly.
    • Remain true to the purpose of the audit without fear or favor.
    • Evaluate constantly the effects of audit observations and personal interactions during an audit.
    • Treat concerned personnel in a way that will best achieve the audit purpose.
    • Perform the audit process without deviating due to distraction.
    • Commit full attention and support to the audit process.
    • React effectively in stressful situations.
    • Arrive at generally acceptable conclusions based on audit observations.
    • Remain true to a conclusion despite pressure to change that is not based on evidence.

An ISO Consultant Can Help You Get Certified

An ISO Consultant can help you secure a registrar, or Certification Body, to perform your final external audit. Upon completion, an ISO Consultant can help correct any findings (if applicable). Then you will receive your ISO certificate!​

Certification is the provision by an independent body of written assurance (a certificate) that a service, system or product meets specific requirements. Being certified by an accredited registrar makes a certificate valid.

Usually, ISO consultants have relationships with accredited registrars and can help you acquire a registrar with the qualifications needed for your situation.

Partner with Core Business Solutions

If you’re interested in becoming ISO 9001 certified and are unsure about where to start, consider partnering with Core Business Solutions. We understand that some businesses need to get certified quickly to meet deadlines. With Core Business Solutions, getting ISO 9001 certified is simple. Using a web-based platform and expert consulting, we give you the tools to complete your certification using four steps within four months.

Through online and onsite consulting programs, the company assists hundreds of businesses every year to achieve ISO 9001 and related standards in addition to CMMC and other cybersecurity standards.

Our experts ISO consultants will work one-on-one with your business to help you create a plan that will result in improvement. To find out how Core Business Solutions can help your business get certified or to learn more about our services, contact a member of our team today.

 

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More than just ISO 9001

 

At Core, we don’t just apply this process to ISO 9001. We also serve companies seeking certification in other related standards.

AS9100

AS9120

ISO 14001

ISO 20000-1

ISO 27001

ISO 45001

ISO 13485

AS9100

Aerospace Manufacturers

AS9120

Aerospace Distributors

ISO 14001

Environmental Management Systems

ISO 27001

Information Security Management Systems

ISO 20000-1

Service Management Systems

ISO 45001

OH&S Management Systems

ISO 13485

Medical Device Manufacturers

See all our supported standards or talk to a sales consultant today to get a free quote.

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