With over 20 years as a military planner, where top & bottom line results can mean the difference between life & death, we decided to pivot to bring those skills to bear in the public sector. Now, we combine our passion for small unit leadership with the Operational Design, Design Thinking, and MBA skill sets to help small businesses grow.
According to data collected by the Kauffman Foundation, our National average for survival of small businesses is less than 50%. (Check out the Kauffman Index for Main Street Entrepreneurship in your area.) Together, we can do better! We are committed to reduce and reverse that trend with effective business strategy tools & techniques.
Your business strategy could be one of your most powerful tools. A good strategy clearly aligns your resources and your competitive advantages, to address certain pain points. An effective strategy adds value for your organization and your customers.
Leaders continually adapt to thrive in today's economy. Successful adaptation is based on successful risk management. Risk, simply put, is the mismatch between your What, your Why, and your How.
A good strategy aligns your people and processes with your core value proposition. It should be easy to remember and so authentic that your customers can see it in your actions, even if they've never heard it out loud.
This level of alignment requires mindfulness to articulate the value proposition of your purpose, and clear reference points to guide you along the path.
If you can't see the risks, you might be headed for the rocks.
Most strategies fail because of they are based on false assumptions. Bad assumptions undermine the ability to execute your strategy, and can challenge the authenticity of your brand. Your authenticity rests on the credibility of your value proposition; a proposition that must be built on facts in order to build trust.
Leading in any market depends on building trust by effectively delivering your value proposition. False assumptions can run the ship aground.
Our method of strategic planning will help you separate facts and assumptions, and build a strategy on a strong foundation. Each situation is unique, and we help you identify the assumptions that can derail your strategy. This can be a difficult process.
We understand that the dialogue and discourse requires a bond of trust between us. That’s why, when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give you the time and support you deserve. Whether you’re seeking organic growth, dynamic innovation, or internal process improvement; your strategy begins with a conversation.
Short segment of Simon Sinek's TED Talk, "Start with Why"
"by the sweat of your brow
you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground."
- Genesis 3:19
"Faith without works is dead."
- James 2:26
"he who had received five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. Also, he who was given two talents went and made two talents more."
- Matthew 25:16-17
"but they who have faith in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
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