Effective Strategic Planning results in smart decision-making about your company’s future. With a sound strategic plan, you’re taking the initiative and creating your own future. Our proven planning process is particularly well suited for small business.
The objective of creating a strategic plan is to chart a new course for the company, based on sound market intelligence. It involves carefully examining the state of your business and reviewing what’s working and what isn’t. In addition, clear insight into markets, customers, competitors, and relevant trends is key to developing a mid to longer-term strategy that sets a new direction for your small business.
Creating a good strategic plan requires an open mind, candid dialogue, and objective evaluation of all available options. With our planning process, proven effective for small business, you’ll be able to identify new opportunities for growth. Working hand-in-hand with management, we help our clients define their competitive edge and create a sound business strategy.
Strategy Development Is Not Just for Large Companies
Strategic Planning is not just for big companies with boardrooms filled with MBA’s. In particular, a small business can benefit from a structured planning process to optimize how they use their limited resources. They need to be smart and highly focused on which opportunities to pursue and which to ignore or abandon.
It is not uncommon for a small business to lack the expertise in facilitating effective Strategic Planning sessions. An experienced consultant can help keep the process on track and create a better outcome.
Our Approach to Business Strategy Development
Strategic Planning – The Results
A Strategic Plan is not a thick binder that sits on the shelf, collecting dust. It’s your company’s playbook for success, ready to be implemented. Only by skillfully executing your strategy will you be able to achieve the goals and capture the benefits of the effort that went into the strategic planning.
What you will get from a results-oriented approach to Strategic Planning is a sound action plan with clearly formulated goals, action items, timelines, budgets, roles, and responsibilities.
Results you can expect from the strategic planning process:
- Well-defined long-term goals
- Clarity about business priorities
- Focus on target markets
- Improved competitive position
- Better use of company resources
- Focused Sales & Marketing activities
- A clear action plan
- More innovation
- No more ‘idea of the month’
- Less crisis management
- Better prepared for the future
- In charge of your destiny
Contact Us to Learn More
Has your small business run out of steam? It may be time for Strategic Planning to find new ways to grow. Our practical process can help.
Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your goals and objectives and to find out more about how we work.