Our corporate strategists are experts in business management. These individuals are able to cut through all of the wrong information and layers of opinion to get to what’s really driving the essence of the company. Our strategists are the devil’s advocate; we are the naysayers and sounding board. Business strategies can often be considered complete while being explained to insiders and yes-men. What about when they are voiced to outsiders? What about when you need to borrow money and you don’t know why it’s not working? What about when you’re trying to sell your company and you’re not sure why you get lookers and no takers? Committing to acquisitions because someone has a gut feel for it, committing to expansion because you think it feels right, accepting the largest contract you’ve ever taken - is it time to celebrate or run?
Our strategists find gaping holes that need to be plugged even with the most sophisticated of management teams. Our role at times is to interpret the history and the present while applying what we know about business to the future.
Business owners are free to gamble their futures everyday – it’s their company and we cannot make owners do what’s best for themselves, their employees, and the communities they serve.
The best owners and managers use outside validation to critique their plans before they commit company assets and time to physically achieving those plans.
Typically owners and managers use outside validation as emergency triage to figure out what went wrong with their company after they committed company assets and time to physically achieving the original goals after they’ve failed.
It’s possibly the single greatest thing we do for our clients: we minimize risk and prevent failure when given an opportunity to challenge business strategy and their relation to personal goals.