ISO 9001 certification
ISO 9001 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.