Strategic planning tools are essential
Business owners are often so preoccupied with immediate issues that they lose sight of their ultimate objectives.
That's why, if you really want to give your business some focus for growth, a business review and preparation of a strategic plan is an absolute necessity.
Creating a strategy for growth helps you re-focus your business on delivering the outcomes that you want and provides an effective framework for positive change. Our strategic review will provide you with:
- A framework for making informed decisions
- A robust basis for more detailed planning
- Clarity when explaining the business to others in order to inform, motivate and involve
- Benchmarking and performance monitoring
- Positive stimulus for change and a clear focus for growth
- A clear plan of action for implementing the new strategy
A strategic plan should not be confused with a business plan. Whilst a strategic plan can provide the foundation and framework for creating a business plan, they are two very different things. A strategy provides a living and breathing template for running the business and engaging everyone involved in the business in achieving a common goal.
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Focus your people
Creating a strategic plan for focussing your business is relatively easy - the most essential step in making this happen is to ensure that you have a focused team of people working in the business, motivated and committed to delivering it.
Often the very first step in the implementation process is in re-organising and re-structuring of your people. Business Doctors will facilitate and project manage this process, working alongside the MD and the senior management team.
We will help you re-engineer the existing team to ensure that you have the right people in the right roles. Our focus here is making sure that you are able to maximise the performance and profitability of all the people involved in your business.
Business performance management
The strategic planning process will identify the critical performance areas that we need to measure, to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the business, improve internal and external communications, and monitor business performance against strategic goals.
Strategic sales management
Creating a focused, proactive and high performing sales function is often one of the biggest challenges facing a business.
We have developed a strategic sales management process which provides you with an easy to use, fully integrated, sales management tool.
Recruitment advice and psychometric assessment
For clients that have engaged us in the strategic planning and implementation for their business, we already have an intimate knowledge of their business, its culture and most importantly, what it takes to be a successful member of the team.
Maximising performance through training and development
The single biggest investment most businesses make is in employing people. Typically the salary and the related costs of employment will account for your single biggest overhead.
It is therefore essential that we maximise the return on this investment by maximising their performance.
Funding your growth
No business can afford to stand still and as your business evolves, so will your needs and your aspirations. When the time comes for change, whether through choice or circumstance, you will need advice and guidance beyond the remit that can normally be provided by a standard accounting service.