Welcome to Business Assistance Associates.
Business Assistance Associates is an online business consulting firm dedicated to help businesses, both small and large, get assistance with starting up. We help with everything from filing an LLC to Web Design, Online Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization to full blown IT consulting.
We can get your business up and running from start to finish in about a month. This takes the hassle off of your initial time investment so that you can concentrate on closing more deals!
Because we have been in business for so long and we have made connections with many other businesses (not to mention we work virtually, so we do not have physical overhead) we can offer a complete business startup plan that will get you making deals in no time at all. Our contacts in business run the gamut from ISO certification specialists to printer repair guys.
For Small Businesses (we specialize in you).
If you run a small or medium sized business Business Assistance Associates is the one place you need to go before you go anywhere else. We have a crack staff of incredibly adept business consultants, IT professionals, videographers and imaging system specialists on our side who can take care of your every need.
Professional Industry certifications*
While we are primarily a small business consulting firm, after many requests from customers, we have recently started to help make available certain resources for large manufacturing and aerospace firms. We developed a good working relationship with multiple companies who specialize in the certification of small business, aerospace and manufacturing firms who need: AS9100 certification, ISO 9001 certification and AS9120 certification. Please read more below on how these certifications affect your business.
A little about ISO 9001 Certification.
Established in 1987 by the BSI Group ISO 9001 Standards help to form the backbone of the AS9100 and AS9120 standards. Indeed the ISO 9001:2008 quality standards are included with both the AS9120 and AS9100 standards.
ISO 9001:2008 (the current version of the standard) is a quality management certification that is highly sought after in all types of businesses, many organizations and government entities will not do business with companies unless the have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. It should be noted that ISO 9001:2008 certification is internationally recognized as one of the most important certifications a business can have.
Why should you get ISO 9001 Certified
As mentioned above ISO 9001 Certification can, and is, obtained by companies all across the world who wish to increase the efficiency, quality and overall streamline their business operations. The ISO 9001 Standard (in the form of a 27 page document) details best practices for businesses who wish to run more effectively. All companies can benefit from the ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Below are just a few of the key points that the ISO 9001 Standard touches on order to make your business run smoother.
1) Methods Determination: determining which methods make the most sense for your business.
2) Process Monitoring: the monitoring of key processes in your business which can help make your business run more efficient.
3) Constant Improvement: adherence to ISO 9001 standards encourages proper methodologies which promote constant improvement for customers, engineers, executives and much more.
To learn more about the ISO 9001 Standard and how it can help your business click here.
What is AS9100 Certification?
This certification is an offshoot of the original ISO 900X series of certifications. AS9100 is primarily used by Aerospace firms and manufacturing plants who need to have stricter guidelines than the original ISO 9001 certification standards. AS9100 serves as a replacement for the earlier AS9000 standard and fully incorporates everything from the current version of the ISO 9000 standards, while adding requirements in regards to better quality and safety procedures.
A brief historical overview of the AS9100 standard.
The AS900X line of certifications came about when the US Government stopped using it’s previous military specifications for quality assurance and started utilizing the ISO 900X standards. With this change, however, several manufacturers started to realize that the original ISO quality standards were not exactly right for them. This is when two organizations: SAE and the and European Association of Aerospace Industries created the AS9000 standard which was later supplanted by the AS9100 standard. At this point and time AS9100 compliance is almost mandatory in certain manufacturing circles and with certain high end manufacturing firms. Without it many companies cannot do business or hit a “ceiling” when it comes to getting new business.
So who should get AS9100 Certified?
The industries that would benefit most from AS9100 certification are machine shops which do a lot of government contracts, aerospace companies, automotive manufacturing companies, parts manufacturers and any industry where quality standards must be kept very high. You can find out more about how you can become AS9100 certified by clicking here.
AS9120 Certification and how it can help you.
AS9120 Certification is an aerospace certification which conforms to strict quality assurance standards. Read below how becoming AS9120 certified can help your business.
Improving customer satisfaction and reducing operating costs
By providing procedures and guidelines that contribute to a healthy customer experience, AS9120 can help you to give your customer extremely fast service and on time delivery. AS9120 guidelines also provide for strict procedures and methodologies to follow, AS9120 certification can assist you in streamlining your business and thereby reducing your overall operational overhead. This allows you to give back to your customers in terms of savings.
Improving stakeholder relationships and help to reduce risk
By further improving customer service and outlining methods to help your companies internal structure grow, AS9120 can reduce the risks that your business would normally have to worry about and thereby improve stakeholder relationships between executives, engineers and employees. Indeed becoming AS9120 certified and following the guidelines therein allows for a consistent improvement in some of the most crucial areas of your business.
Get more business!
Because of the fact that many businesses must follow certain procurement regulations (especially at state and federal government levels), it is most likely that achieving AS9120 certification will put you in the running to receive more work in the future.
Watch the video below for more information on ISO 9001.
Please do not hesitate to call us.
We can assist you in achieving your business goals, so why not contact us. We can help you get a business plan together, file an LLC or as stated above we can refer to an organization who can assist you in getting ISO 9001, AS9100 or AS9120 certified. CALL US TODAY! ALL YOU HAVE TO LOSE IS THE HEADACHE.
*Disclaimer: Business Assistance Associates does not certify and is not licensed to certify businesses for AS9100, AS9120 or ISO 9001 standards – we merely provide a resource by which to find companies which can offer you assistance. Even though we believe in the people we work with, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any endeavor related to certification in the above areas.