Business Plan – strategic view: Vision, Mission, Product, Financial, Marketing Plan, Client Niche, Purpose, Financial Plan.
When you set out on a destination without a plan, how do you know when you’ve arrived? Together we develop the plans for all areas of your specific business. Granted, things are constantly changing in the business environment. Understanding the paths available to your vision and success are key elements. Strategy, tactics, and plans are the stability that allows you and your business to successfully pivot to meet market changes and shifts.
Put Your Plan for Business and Marketing into Motion. Pull Together Your Advisory Team.
Having a plan is step one. Initiating the plan is step two. Plans without momentum are stagnant. The more velocity you attain the more you will attain your goals and vision. To gain that velocity and momentum, we will shift tactics and possibly tighten strategies to attain the desired results.
Create and implement the needed systems for the business.
Believe it! All businesses have systems they utilize to get the results they require for the business and their clients. Developing the best systems for the business is essential so that the business can deliver the best service or product for the client. The essential question is do you know if your systems are delivering what they need to deliver?
Employee Support, Product Support, Client Support, Email response.
Support comes in many forms. Employee support, do your employees have the proper training, systems, processes, and coaching to give them what they need to thrive in your business? Are you able to communicate effectively with your clients? Are your clients getting enough support around your product? Do your clients have unanswered questions about your services or products? Are you able to respond quickly and effectively to your client base? These are just a few considerations on the subject of support. How your company chooses to address these questions can determine the difference between thriving and being stagnant.
Written procedures for every step, Description of responsibilities of each employee position.
Process is the backbone of delivery. Understanding what needs to happen, in the order it needs to happen, is essential to producing a quality product every time. Henry Ford had a process for his assembly line. That process produced Model T after Model T, Mustang after Mustang. That precision granted the consumer confidence in the product. The public walked onto a showroom confident they would see tires connected to axels and not the steering column. Do you and your clients have that level of confidence in the delivery of your product or services? We work together in establishing the process that fits your business.
Marketing – Internet, presentations, image, Referrals – connections, chamber of commerce.
Opportunities abound when you are in business. Knowing which opportunities are right for your business at what point in the businesses development is vital. This is also where the planning process becomes another tool in your toolbox. We support you in understanding when and how to jump on an opportunity for the best possible outcome for you and your business.
Monthly, quarterly, yearly financial results Comparison with previous period last year Evaluation of the effectiveness of every process (feedback).
Reporting is close to my heart, probably because this is where I spent a good portion of my time working in big business. However, for small and medium-sized business it is essential. I can not convey how many businesses I talk to who wait until their tax accountant does their taxes to look at their numbers. Needless to say, knowing what metric to look at for what component of your business is where we bring the light. It doesn’t have to be scary or complicated! Together we can pinpoint the vital information and make it easy to look at.
Prepare materials for New procedures, New employees, Train new clients how to do business with you, Education.
This is the part Stephen Covey called “Sharpening the Saw”. Honing the tools in your business toolbox to be the best they can be while producing the best possible result for you. Setting everyone up for success is no easy task. We collaborate with you, your employees and clients to make sure the bases have been covered, the materials developed and the education delivered. Communication is the key ingredient here, it is also the number one stumbling block business have. Training is how we transform stumbling blocks into stepping stones.