Corporate Consulting

How much does it cost to set up a business in Japan?

There are mainly 3 categories of Business set up in Japan (Subsidiary, Branch Office, Representative Office) with some "sub-categories" to consider. Depending on what is your strategy on the market, we can recommend a type of set up more than another.
Costs may vary depending on the set up you choose and according to other factors. We recommend that we discuss the details of your plan to provide you with the best option on your plan and give you an approximation of the costs.

What makes CYRworks more valuable than other Consulting Companies in advising a strategy or a business?

Unlike some Consulting Companies excelling at providing advice through junior Consultants with a bright academic mind but few (or none) substantial field experience, we proudly have more than 25 years of real business activity on this market. Strategy building, branding, sales development in retail and wholesale, business set up and corporate transformation, profitability turnaround, streamlining of organization and project management.
CYRworks wants to make a difference and we propose services based on a rich experience and tangible expertise of the Japanese market. We adapt our recommendations to your needs because we know what is at stake on your side and because we genuinely care to deliver according to your expectations.

How are set up your fees and costs?

Like most of our colleagues and competitors, we work on a multiple layer fees structure. Depending on the mission, requirements and budget of our Clients, we can propose an "hourly rate", a "daily rate", a "monthly rate", a "retainer rate" (for Clients expecting regular consulting and follow up and for missions lasting over a period superior to 3 months), or a "mission fee" / "package fee".
Depending on the contents of the mission, some additional costs can be charged in an ad-hoc way, but always in agreement with the Client.
the base of our "mission fees" and "package fees" are proposed in our category "Fees and costs".
For more details on the "hourly rate", daily rate and "monthly rate" or "retainer rate", please contact us.
We do not pretend to be the cheapest on the market but we are far to be the most expensive either. Kindly note that we do not propose any systematic discount because we value quality and satisfaction in service before anything else and we trust that a qualitative work shall be rewarded to its fair value.

Emergency Response

What is the difference between the drills proposed by CYRworks and the regular evacuation drills done annually in most buildings in Japan?

Because the "yearly drills" organized in Buildings mostly aim at defining "general understanding" and simply "validating the emergency organization/plan set in place". Therefore, drills as they are organized in Japan are unfortunately generally lacking realism. Their anuual frequency is set by Fire Safety Regulations and they are mostly done as "box ticking" more than a vision to recreate an emergency situation and deal with it in the most realistic (thus practical and efficient) manner.
Our notion of drill is based on recreating most realistic scenarios to test the efficency of the reactions of the participants after we trained them. Starting by the weather outside, a defined working situation, the number and type of casualties and up to cummulating issues during the evacuation (fire, quake replications, additional casualties, and so on), we test and assess the proficiency of the Team in place through all steps of the drill. Exercise results are based on the validity of the reactions of Leaders and Specialists roles, the efficiency of the overall organization and the timing of reaction.
Drills are organized by sets and scaled from basic to complex, focusing on specific parts of the Emergency Response Team or on the overall and according to the Response plan and the organization in place. Assessment reports and recommendations are issued to identify the points of improvement.

Do you provide/sell goods related to emergency response?

No, but we provide recommendations on demand concerning items that we have thoroughly tested or that have been tested by professionals of our network.

What is the difference between the trainings and the drills?

The training is the "theory". It is a guidance through educational tools and it provides the understanding and knowledge which are required to the practice.
The drill is the practical aspect related to the application of the knowledge earned through training. The drills are done according to scenarios retracing different situations which are set up to be as close as possible to a real event.
As an image, the training is the explanation of how some physical exercises will increase your muscle mass. The drill will be the actual work out that will modify your body.
Drilling develops adapted reflexes and helps to increase accuracy and speed to create proficiency in tasks under pressure.

What is the minimum and the maximum number of persons who can attend a training or a drill?

The trainings we propose can be done at individual level (from 1 person) up to a class of 50 persons or more.
The drills require a minimum of 2~3 persons to provide enough possibilities and stimulate efficiency, but we can format drills for individuals if there is a specific request. We suggest groups of 5 to 20 people maximum for a drill in order to control and assess properly the development and the proficicency at all levels.

Is there any danger when we operate a drill?

No, a drill should not be dangerous, but it should be organized properly to simulate danger and create sufficient pressure on the subjects attending the drill whilst remaining perfectly safe.
The actual risk, which is often not understood and definitely underestimated, is to NOT drill, because any theoretical knowledge on disaster reponse loses its value if it is never put in practice (just like "knowing how to grow muscle" will never actually help you build an athletic body of you if you don't work out).
Drill is required mostly because the pressure and stress of an emergency situation will systematically cause panic and will wipe off most of the ability to put in application the knowledge of the training.
Drills aim at creating cool-headed reactions, adapted reflexes through repetition and familiarization with unexpected situations.