Shacho Bell  are accompanying consultants here to help small business owners and sole proprietors achieve their goals with our expert support. Our services would be particularly valuable for any non-Japanese sole proprietors. With our support, your worries, doubts and questions will be gone. 

What we can do for you

Accompanying consulting

Many sole proprietors are often the creative type, their main strength being ideas. Unfortunately, they are often not so good at defining the tasks to make those brilliant ideas a reality. One problem is sole proprietors often don’t have anyone to talk to, and so are confined to their own headspace to go over their idea’s details. This makes it hard to visualise a path to their goal and to find the right method of realization. They become stuck in an endless loop of overthinking never reaching a solution. 

4 steps to achieve your goals

There are 4 simple steps to achieve your goals. Each step is not difficult, all you have to do is to do it the right way and with care.

1st step: Understanding the current situation

People get stressed out because of not being able to see the bigger picture. Each issue may not be so serious, but if there are many, they get tangled up and become one giant situation. At this point, you only perceive a BIG problem, when in reality, it is not.
So what we will do first is to help you visualise the current situation. All you have to do is answer the questions we ask. Through this process, we aim to help you clear your head.

This first step is very important to take because unless you know where you are, you won’t be able to build a plan. It’s like doing a geological survey before building a house. 

2nd step: Set a goal

After examining the current situation and identifying potential and actual problems, it’s time to set a goal. Some might want to focus on improving work efficiency first then move on to launch a new project, others might want to do both at the same time. Either way, we will be there for you, help you set the goal that you desire.

3rd step: Make a feasible plan

What is a feasible plan? 

The reason I ask this question is that many sole proprietors have never made a plan properly. They tend to include many tasks without considering timing and feasibility, meaning the plan itself never becomes realised.  With our support, you will be able to clarify all the necessary and feasible tasks first, and fit them into a plan, the plan that you want to execute.

4th step: Execute it

Once you’ve come this far, all you have to do is follow the plan. Easy, right? Yes, if you have a good plan, all you have to do is execute it. Not difficult at all. 

However, in the real world, many things happen unexpectedly. Sudden work can jump the queue before you have had a chance to do the tasks according to your plan or something, somewhere goes wrong. 

But don’t worry. This is when the accompanying consultant comes into play. With regular meetings and proper follow-up, whenever problems arise, we help you solve the issues together, re-plan, and help you get back on track. 

If you are feeling like this…

If you are thinking of launching a new project, or making some changes in your current business process, you can always come and talk to us. If you have any of the following issues, please contact us.  

  • I just can’t get started on new projects because the current tasks take up so much time…
  • I have never been able to execute a plan… 
  • I always wonder if a small business owner like me really needs to make a plan?
  • I find I move forwards to a degree, but the project stalls and I end up giving it up…
  • There are a lot of “unfinished projects“ on the table…
  • I know what I have to do, but somehow I can’t get started…
  • No matter how hard I work, it never ends… makes me wonder when I will feel comfortable and secure…
  • There is no one that I can rely on with my work…
  • I sometimes wonder if my self management skills are to blame…

It is not easy to launch new projects while you are dealing with everyday tasks and routine work. A survey has found that only one out of 10 business owners successfully accomplish their goals. Wouldn’t you like to be in this 10 percent? If so, why not try the accompanying consulting services of Shacho Bell. Let us be your sherpa, and guide you every step of the way to the very top of the mountain.

Subsidy application support

Have you ever thought about getting financial support from the government? If you meet the basic requirements, why not try a subsidy application?

The most popular one is 「Small business sustainability subsidy-」. Sustainability subsidy is a system that supports a part of the expenses required for sales channel development and productivity improvement efforts by a small business owner or a sole proprietor.

The maximum amount of this subsidy is 500,000 yen, and the subsidy rate is 2/3. So for example, if it costs 750,000 yen to create a new homepage in order to obtain new customers, you can get a subsidy of 500,000 yen and pay the remaining 250,000 yen yourself.

In order to apply for this, you have to prepare a business plan with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and this plan needs to be approved. After approval, you have to execute the plan accordingly and submit a document with receipts, invoices,etc that proves that you have acted as planned, and if approved, you will receive the subsidy. 

If you are interested in applying but are not sure how to create this kind of business plan in Japanese and how to comply with the very specific format, Shacho Bell can help you. 

You can tell me about your current business situation and your idea of how to improve your business, then, we will help you create the right business plan. 

Project Management support

Small business owners might feel, as a small company, that the concept of a ‘project’ is not relevant to them. However, a project is, in short, a plan to help you achieve a goal, and the work needed to be done to carry it out.

For example, moving. If you want to move to a new office, you look for a property, select a moving company, adjust the schedule, clean up for moving, dispose of waste, dispose of garbage, correct the address of printed goods or homepage, etc. There are a lot of things to be done.

So how do you “make a project”? 

It is very simple, there are 4 steps:

Decide the beginning and end

A project must have a start and a goal.

Identify tasks

By when and what must be done to complete the project? This needs to be clarified first.

Division of roles

Once the identifying of tasks is complete, it’s time to decide who will be in charge of what.


And finally, we will carry out what we have decided.

So it seems simple enough to do by yourself, right? 

But if you are still concerned with things such as….

  • I’ve never made a project
  • I’m not sure where to start
  • Can a small company really do it?
  • How finely should I identify the necessary tasks and set them up?
  • Is the project plan handwritten? Do you make it in Excel?
  • Make a project plan and what to do after that?
  • What if it doesn’t go according to plan?

These various anxieties and doubts will dissolve  using the following services provided by Shacho Bell.

1. Project planning

We will formulate a project plan with you and any employees involved. The following are the key activities.

  • Understand the current situation and what needs to be prioritised in your project.
  • Identify tasks
  • Think about task allocation
  • Make a project plan

2. Project manager training support

In addition, if you want us to train your employee to be able to run the project, Shacho Bell can accompany the candidate from planning to launch, helping him/her develop project management skills through actual project activities such as:

  • Project planning
  • How to run the project
  • Risk assessment and problem solving
  • Team management
  • Process improvement

3. Project manager agency service

If a project is a collaboration with another company, or if it is a one-off project that needs to be implemented immediately over a short period of time, you can leave it all to us! 

  1. Team formation
  2. Project planning
  3. Project management
  4. Coordination with other companies, etc.

Shacho Bell can work in the  project manager role and take care of everything, to launch the project on your behalf.

Contact us

How do you find our services? 

We are not here to provide quick tips to boost sales figures, we want to help you improve your whole business structure, introducing project management methods step by step, or help you get subsidy approval from the government. 

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Please contact us and let’s think together about what is best for you and your company. After that, we will make the best proposal for you.

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