Where do you want your business to be in 2 to 3 years? Do you have a sound plan for making that happen?
Without a solid strategy, you don’t know what the best opportunities are and how to pursue them. Not every “shiny object” is right for your firm.
The objective of strategic planning is to identify the best path forward and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.
Our business strategy consulting focuses on helping small and mid-size B2B firms take the initiative and find new growth opportunities.
Strategic Planning Process
Our approach to strategy consulting has been proven over the course of working with many B2B firms. Customized to your particular situation, the process covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Goals and objectives
- Mission and vision
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Strategic competencies
- Industry and markets
- Market opportunities
- Important trends
- Supply chain
- Scenario analysis
- Risk mitigation
- Action plan development
As your strategy consultants, we work with you on assessing the current state of the business, setting goals, gathering market intelligence, identifying opportunities, and evaluating “what-if” scenarios. We help you gain clarity and insight to develop a sound business strategy. The process culminates in the creation of a strategic action plan.
Why you need a strategy consultant
Strategy Workshop Outline
While strategic workshops are customized to a firm’s particular situation, needs, and objectives, each workshop follows this broad outline:
- Review of past performance
- Explore strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures
- Identify important trends
- Review products, markets, competitors, and the supply chain
- Review sales & marketing and lead generation processes
- Define strategic priorities
- Determine relevant KPIs
- Conduct strategy brainstorms
- Formulate strategic initiatives
- Develop a detailed action plan
- Create the implementation teams
Without implementing the strategic plan, you’ll never see the results of all the hard work that went into it and the difficult decisions that were made. Implementation makes the strategy come alive.
We wouldn’t be doing our work as strategy consultants if we couldn’t assist you with the implementation as well. This keeps us in the loop to find out what’s working and what’s not, and help you develop course corrections.
Don’t Need a Complete Strategic Plan?
Perhaps you don’t need a fully fleshed-out strategic plan but could use advice on certain aspects of the longer-term direction of your business.
We can support your strategic planning initiatives in a number of ways to make sure you have all the information you need to move forward and make sound business decisions.
We become your advisor, planning team member, think tank, and sounding board.
The way we engage with you is very flexible. It all depends on your needs and preference. Arms-length advisor or in the trenches with your management team, whatever works best.
Business Strategy Consulting
Behind-the-scenes or as an integral part of your management team, we can carry out research and analysis on topics such as:
If you have any questions about strategic planning for your firm, please contact us.