Business Development And Planning
What does this picture have in common with business, what does it have in common with a GREAT sporting side like the mighty All Blacks, Real Madrid for soccer, or the Chicago Bulls in the NBA world?
The commonality is they, like all of us, have to head down that foggy road (the future) with some uncertainty about what lays ahead. But GREAT sporting teams and GREAT businesses have a solid, formal strategy in place that has been exhaustively worked through so they are able to deliver when and where it counts most, even though the road may be foggy.
How is your business strategy? If it only lies in your head, you don’t have one! If you would like to double your chances of creating a successful business, for your hard work to pay off, you need a business strategy, on paper.
The quick acid check you should be applying to your strategy, assuming that you have one:
- does your business strategy add value to your customers - do they actually want what you have?
- does your business strategy effectively differentiate you from your competitors?
Formulating A Business Plan
(start with your S.O.A.P.)
S.O.A.P. stands for Strategy On A Page. Ready to double your chance of business success? If yes, then you have two options.
One, download the cheat sheet below, use the helpful hints and start creating your strategic plan. Or,
If you would like the skills of an experienced business strategist on your team, I can work with you to create your personalised business strategy. Choose from the options below.
Business Strategy and Planning
Benefits of a Business Plan
Clarity comes from creating your S.O.A.P. Clarity is just a simple word that has massive consequences; and is a prolific challenge in nearly every business I meet. With a business strategy and plan in place, you will gain clarity (and results) in the following areas:
Ready to consider what next? There are two ways I am able to assist you with your strategy creation and ongoing maintenance.
Developing A Business Strategy
Ready to consider what’s next? In my role as a business advisor, there are two ways I am able to assist you with your creating your business strategy and its ongoing maintenance.
[A] Virtual S.O.A.P.
Note, although this programme runs over 5 weeks, the days and times to schedule the calls will be made by mutual agreement.
My guarantee: You cannot buy a strategy for your business from the Internet or the local book store.
[B] Create your S.O.A.P. with me in person
I develop a limited number of S.O.A.P.'s 1-on-1, with local businesses where the business owner prefers to work on the business strategy in person, rather than remotely. If you would like to enquire further about this, please submit your details and we can have an initial strategy call to see if we are a good mix.