Strategy and Planning
A strategy used to be defined by price and the size of the market. However, globalisation has opened more market opportunities, technology has changed the way we do business and quality has become a key requirement of customers.
Good strategic planning lays out the future direction for your business. The strategy defines the goals that you want to achieve to attain your company’s mission. Like many things in business, developing a strategy starts with analysis, this helps you define what your business wants to accomplish, the strengths within your business to achieve this and the gaps, it considers your competitors and possible future threats.
Through vision and mission statements the strategy can be integrated into your company’s culture. Once this is achieved the planning phase can take place. Plans need to be developed for each department or function that the strategy would affect. Plans can allow you to define objectives for your employees, giving them clarity on how they can influence the future.
Being able to define good objectives and communicate them in a way that all employees feel that they can influence them within their role, spheres of influence, and processes is important. Often, we have seen strategy poorly defined as objectives and individuals not believing that they apply to them, this can lead to failure of the strategy of which management then get the blame. We can support you through strategic planning and work with you on a dynamic objective setting. We facilitate strategic workshops that help you:
• Understand your current business
• Explore new opportunities
• Current threats and market position
• Planning for the long-term success of your business
• Key steps needed to achieve your future objectives
• How to drive your strategy throughout your business
Accelerated Business Growth Programme
1. How do I/we increase the number of customers who use our business?
2. How do I/we increase the average order value?
3. How do I /we increase the average order frequency of purchase?
We can help you win more customers, develop retention rates of existing customers and increase their average spend. The programme is delivered via coaching, so it is more laid back than conventional consultancy. Although it is a programme, it is delivered at your pace and convenience and you can cancel at any time throughout the process.
In business, the road can be long with great highs and lows and we can find that we have immediate concerns, whether that is greater demand through increased customer orders, an immediate need to increase footfall, reduce our lead-times or address an ongoing quality issue.
Interventions use Lean tools to drive agile projects that address these immediate needs in a matter of weeks and not months. It takes a top-level project and breaks it down into daily actions and drives these actions through your employees.
Bite-sized and quick, interventions deliver without taking too much of your employees time, allowing the daily needs of your business to continue. On average, our interventions have produced a 30% increase for the companies we have worked with.
"Mid July and August tend to be low points in the health trade, so this year I used a technique discussed with Harry and this resulted in my best ever figures for this period. I found the change in attitude and approach has given me confidence to try similar method with other products".
P. Savier (owner) - Vital Health
Great athletes have great coaches behind them, these coaches help them hone their skills, enable them to focus on what it takes to be successful and drive them to be their best. Business coaching is no different. All business owners or senior executives have tough questions and decisions to make and their coach can provide an experienced ear, guidance, training and mentoring to help them become the best that they can.
There are many good reasons to use a Business Coach and often just having an independent soundboard is cited as the number one reason. However, using a coach can also help with confidence, goal setting, prioritising, decision making, financial planning, business modelling or developing ways to overcome resistance. A report by MetrixClobal LLC estimated the ROI on using a business coach as between 300%- 500%. Want to know if Business Coaching is right for you, then call us today on 01553 674308
J. Guest (Managing Director) - JAG Fabrication
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