This month, as we draw closer to our 5-year anniversary in November 2017, this landmark achievement for Seuss Consulting prompted me to reflect back over the years on the highs and lows of the entrepreneurship journey. I was inspired to share with you my own story,...
Co-Founders Kieran and Sabine talk about how rebranding Seuss Consulting has allowed them to better make our clients successful.
I am consciously enjoying the high’s and low’s, the painful as well as the effortless. With all of the goal setting, high ambition, results oriented drivers that are a part of me, I often forget that the entrepreneurial experience is the part that I love. But allowing myself to experience and enjoy the bumps, the scrapes and the pivots as much as I enjoy the successes, the high’s and the pride makes my life just that much more fun.
We see a lot of similarities between sponsor-CRO relationships and romantic relationships. What we also notice is that the same things that damage a marriage partnership, are the same things that damage a sponsor-CRO partnership. So we offer some solutions to help improve all relationships…
People buy more from people they like. It’s as simple as that. In our office, when we are selecting our own vendors for various projects, I know we’ve made the right choice when I can say, “I feel good about giving my business to them.” The stakes are incredibly high for a sponsor when they select a vendor – they need to really feel (not just know) that they made the right decision. How can CROs create help create likeable business development teams?
We try to incorporate helping people into everything we do, from helping life sciences businesses enter new markets and develop new client relationships to setting up clinical research partnerships between sponsors and CROs. But we also try to go a step further to help affect even greater change in our life-sciences industry and the bigger world around us.
Starting a business with your best friend can also be the most satisfying and enriching experience in the world – and be incredibly beneficial for clients. After all, who could understand partnership – whether that’s with clients or helping pharma and biotech clients form partnerships – better? But that doesn’t mean working with your best friend (and especially starting a business together) doesn’t come with its pitfalls. Sabine and Kieran agreed to dish the dirt on the ins and outs of running a business with your best friend.
Moving to the EU has never been a simple process, but with Brexit looming over the UK (and the EU), life sciences companies business may need to consider other options. With 27 other EU member states to consider, it is natural and reasonable for life sciences companies to be slightly overwhelmed by the complexity of questions and factors to consider concerning EU expansion. We know where you are coming from and we can take you to where you need to go.
The problem is, in pharma, biotech, medical devices or CRO industry, we never feel like we have enough time. However, when the stakes are as high as they are in clinical trials and drug developments, we can’t afford not to take our time making sure the central sponsor-CRO partnership is solid.
At Seuss Consulting we are always learning. Our workshops have evolved, as has our understanding of team alignment and how to create it – whether the task is expanding geographical coverage, increasing client acquisition or setting up outsourcing partnerships. We have seen teams come out stronger than when they went in, and that every aspect of the business will benefit from these more deeply forged bonds and new level of mutual understanding.