Our Business Focus Consulting Process is based on a theory that we developed as a result of working with several hundred companies. We kept noticing that the more successful ones seemed to have a few things in common.
The key to being successful from what we have observed over the past 30 years is getting focused and then remaining focused on what really matters in your business. The truth is that it is a lot harder to do that than it would initially appear.
Our process is divided up into five distinctive steps. Each step focuses on asking and answering a specific series of questions that result from our conversations with you. We do not use a canned set of questions, but rather use a general framework to guide the process of determining which questions need to be asked and answered.
Step one of our approach focuses on gaining clarity of purpose and then being able to put it into words in a way that everyone associated with your company will be able to clearly understand what you are all about as a business and what would logically be expected of them as a result.
Step two of our approach builds on part one by working with you to create a game plan for reaching the place that you defined as your goal in part one.
Step three of our approach focuses on dealing with “Murphy”. Just as you will have many opportunities to reach your goals, you will encounter many obstacles in your journey as well. This part of our process focuses on contingency planning and making sure you have a plan for what to do when Murphy shows up.
Step four of our approach deals with the future. One thing every successful business executive knows is that new and important technologies, knowledge and approaches will be developed in the future that may well have a direct impact on their previously-developed game plan. This part of our process is focused on developing a framework and specific methodology within your business to use when you need to evaluate new technologies, knowledge or processes and figure out if you need to change your game plan as a result.
The fifth and final step of our process focuses on your exit strategy. One day you will likely want to retire, take your business public or just sell it so you can do something else that you find more rewarding in the future. The time to start thinking about and planning for that is now.