Strategy Consultants for Small B2B Firms
Without a clear strategy, you don’t know where the opportunities are and which ones are the best to pursue. Not every “shiny object” is right for your firm.
We tailor the process to fit your objectives and needs, resources, and prior experience with strategic planning.
Our strategic planning process is particularly well suited for small and mid-size B2B firms that want to develop a strategic action plan quickly and on a budget they can afford.
Strategic Planning Facilitation
Strategic planning sessions led by an executive usually don’t produce breakthrough results. Old topics get rehashed, the status quo does not get challenged, and tough questions are avoided.
The result: little to no changes to the existing direction of the business. You’ll likely end up with basically the same ‘strategy’ as before. Or, no strategy at all.
In the role of strategic planning facilitator, we make the planning sessions more productive by:
- Managing the planning process
- Making sure everyone is engaged
- Preventing anyone from dominating the discussion
- Avoiding ‘short-cuts’ to the process
- Challenging the status quo
- Keeping the discussions on topic
- Testing assumptions
- Providing a fresh perspective
- Serving as a sounding board
- Assisting with the strategic plan development
Why you need a strategy consultant
Business Strategy – It’s All About Focus
We are experienced strategy planners who help you get clarity and make smart choices about which opportunities your firm is going to pursue. You can’t be all things to all people. Strategic is about focus
As your strategy consultants, we work with you on assessing the state of the business, setting goals, identifying the best opportunities, and creating a strategic action plan to make it happen.
Strategy Planning Is a Process, Not an Event
The two-day retreat at the country club is a good way to start strategic planning for your firm, but it’s only a start. It takes time to gather information, explore options, and make the right decisions about the future of your business.
In our roles as strategic planners, we keep the process moving forward while avoiding the typical pitfalls, obstacles, and time-wasters that can derail a strategic planning process.
Focused on results, we stay away from endless discussions or unnecessary analyses that do not contribute to better insight and smart decision-making.
Without executing the strategic plan, you’re not going to reap the benefits. It’s the implementation that makes it all come alive.
We wouldn’t be doing our job as strategic consultants if we didn’t assist you, if needed, with the implementation of the action plan. This allows us to see if the business strategy is working and whether any adjustments are necessary.
Don’t Need a Complete Strategic Plan?
Perhaps you don’t need a fully fleshed-out strategic plan but could use some strategic advice. We can support your strategic planning efforts by carrying out research and analysis in areas such as:
- SWOT & PESTLE analysis
- Identifying strategic competencies
- Market and industry analysis
- Competitor analysis
- Segmentation and targeting
- Opportunity evaluations
- Feasibility analysis
- Differentiation and positioning
- Pricing strategies
- Technology assessments
- Supplier market analysis
- M&A strategy
- Customer surveys
- Financial models
Our experienced strategy consultants can support your firm’s strategic planning activities in a variety of ways, depending on your specific needs, available internal resources, and level of planning expertise.
If you have any questions about how strategic planning can help your firm set and achieve long-term goals, please contact us.