Planning Business Strategy

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

THE OLD ADAGE

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” might sound a bit harsh but in business, if you fail to plan, you will certainly fail to achieve the full potential of your business.

At Roaring Success, we assist our clients to achieve that full potential by developing a winning business strategy.

We don’t dictate. Instead, we facilitate by guiding you through a proven process that allows you and your team to make better decisions. This team-based approach ensures your management team fully understands the intent of the planning process and are truly committed to the decisions reflected in the final Strategic Business Plan.

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The Roaring Success Process:

Our Approach

We don’t dictate. Instead, we facilitate by guiding you through a proven process that allows you and your team to make better decisions. This team-based approach ensures your management team fully understands the intent of the planning process and are truly committed to the decisions reflected in the final Strategic Business Plan.

Scoping the project

  • Together we agree on the scope of work to be undertaken.
  • We confirm this in a written proposal, with clearly defined deliverables and a fixed price.
  • You receive this before we start, and before you spend a cent.

Information Discovery

  • To ensure there are no misconceptions, we will ask for background information about your business.
  • We protect your confidential information through our adherence to the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Capability Assessment

  • We assist your team to complete a capability assessment so your entire management team understands the current state of the business.

Leadership Thinking

We help you become a better business leader by helping:

  • Develop and share your vison for the future of your business
  • Define the culture and values that you want to govern attitudes/behaviours throughout your business.

Market Assessment

We assist your management team to:

  • Identify areas where new business opportunities can be created
  • Evaluate these opportunities in a structured fashion so you target only the best opportunities to drive growth, with the least risk.

Strategy Development

We separate strategy development into two streams:

  • Competitive strategy looks outside the business, defining how you will deal with your markets, your customers and your channel partners in order to achieve your revenue and profitability objectives. We also examine how you will counter your competitors to secure your market share.
  • Organisational strategy looks inside the business, covering all the factors necessary to implement the competitive strategy successfully. These include:
    • Internal business processes (systems, processes, infrastructure)
    • People (skills, capabilities, capacity) and organisation structure, and
    • Financial strategy (working capital, budgeting, forecasting, metrics).

Action Plans

Strategy without implementation is just wasted effort, so we help clients to map strategies into action plans using the Balanced Scorecard approach.

 

The results in:

  • A series of discrete A4 plans that can be easily delegated and managed
  • An owner, KPIs and a budget attached to each action plan.

Written Strategic Business Plan

As with many other Roaring Success programs, the final output is a written document. This written strategic business plan captures the value that is created by the thinking, research, discussion and collective agreement that take place within your team through our facilitated process.

“We work with you to find a winning strategy for your business and to put that strategy into action”

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