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We have mastered the art of matching strategic planning with attainable results.
In fact, we make it look easy.
Through real world expertise, and decades of experience, we can empower you to identify your issues, develop strategies, and deliver executable tactics. Our process begins with research and due diligence. We then work with you to brainstorm, discover and prioritize issues. After all, it is all about identifying what will get you successful results.
As your strategic advisors, we can leverage our unique network of industry experts, and decades of experience to create the right strategies the first time. But we don’t stop there! We will work tirelessly, and without fail, to create actual tactics and the processes for execution. So that at the end of the day you get the results and numbers you want and need.
The following are some of our services for business consulting. For additional services or custom solutions, contact us today, and see what we can do for you.
While overwhelming to many businesses, we eat, live and breathe strategy. So let us help you develop an effective strategic plan to grow your business. Following our time-tested process we will identify where you are at, identify what is important by asking the right questions. We will then work with you to set clear and attainable goals. After that we put in place tactics, budgets, accountability and reporting for measurements of goals. But we don’t stop there. We follow up, review the process, refine as necessary, and keep moving forward. We understand that a business strategy is developed and applied in a fluid, unpredictable environment. And while plans tend to become immediately irrelevant, you still need them, as it is the crafting of your company’s direction, position, and executables that ensure direction and optimal success.
Cash is the lifeblood of every organization. The impact of ineffective working capital management can debilitate a company. Working capital management is the process to ensure efficient operation of the company through balancing and utilizing current assets and current liabilities. The primary goal is to make sure the company always maintains sufficient cash flow to meet its short-term operating costs and short-term debt obligations. While often left to more actuarial hands, it is a pivotal piece of both strategies and tactics. Done right, it can not only generate more cash from the business, but also create flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise and are less dependent on external financing
One of the biggest and difficult goals to attain of a business is creating the capability to multiply revenue with minimal incremental cost. This can be achieved through the fleshing out of a proven product or service via a proven business model. Generally, this scaling occurs geographically or into different markets. Having both the capabilities and the insight to be able to scale, and the flexibility to adapt efficiently are key to many company growth strategies, and our unique expertise ensures that we can guide you through this process.
In some situations, there are strategic or tactical needs to adjust the form and function of business units and departments. This can be for scalability, flexibility, or just working capital management. The goal and purpose of organizational restructuring is to make the business more profitable and integrated.
One of the key strategies for every business is the development of business processes to ensure that operations are efficient in using as few resources as possible for maintaining a level of effectiveness in meeting customer requirements. The focus here is in managing the process that converts inputs such as raw materials, labor, and energy into outputs in the form of goods or services.
Performance management is the alignment of resources, systems and employees to achieve strategic objectives and priorities. This strategic approach improves company effectiveness and performance by assisting employees to develop capabilities as teams and individual contributors.
With a clear strategy defined, budgeting and forecasting is the fiscal translation of your strategic and execution plan. Long term goals are realized through series of small steps, and the budget is a tool that can sound early warning signals that a certain company strategy is not materializing. This is one of our favorite set of tools because it is very powerful to see where a business currently stands, and through this information and planning help to ensure the right strategy and tactics are executed to stay the course.
The budget is also used to define key metrics and employee bonus plans for your company, and done correctly can tightly align the behavior of your staff to your financial goals.
High transaction business produce mass quantities of data. Often there are clues to market changes in this data if measured and monitored correctly. Making decisions in uncertainty requires both instinct and data points. Data analysis force ranks the largest issues in your company so that you can solve the right problem. It is easy to react to the “squeaky wheel” issue while a larger unknown issue is quietly eating into your margins.
Sales and Marketing ROI should obsessively be managed to ensure the maximum throughput in your sales organization. Eliminate sales cycle inefficiency and focus on the art of selling. Without clear data, it is difficult to differentiate between a perceived problem in sales versus an outside of the box solution that will take your sales team farther.
The different segments of your business must be evaluated and measured. You may find that a segment of your business can be divested and that cash can be used to grow a more profitable segment.
Risk management is the forecasting and evaluation of financial risks together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact. Now that you have the financial information in place through our financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting services, we can then consider possible financial risks, and identify solutions and options to avoid or minimize their impact on your organization.
You only get one chance to create a first impression. We’ll be sure to make it a lasting great impression. From starting to growing a business your marketing strategy is pivotal in getting sales through the door. Let’s not forget branding, websites, collateral design, and nearly every point of contact you have with your customers are critical. Also, the need to put in the right assets in place is monumental to creating that great first impression. What’s more, in this day and age, it is not all about your website, you also need to consider directories, review sites, and social media. Depending on your business your digital strategy will either be at a minimum a key facilitator, or it can make or break your business. Don’t gamble on something you can control.