How We Help You Achieve Successful Business Growth

  1. Initial Meeting(s) with designated executives to identify issues/goals of your organization 
  2. Meeting(s) with designated executives and staff to gather information necessary to evaluate your organization and aid in providing recommendations
  3. If required for your situation – and with the approval of your organization, Strategic Growth Concepts (SGC) consultants will meet with your vendors and/or customers to gather information to aid in evaluating your firm and developing our recommendations
  4. SGC consultants will evaluate data gathered from informational meeting(s) and conduct further independent research to identify appropriate strategies and recommendations for your firm
  5. SGC consultants will prepare a written findings report and recommendations to aid your firm’s growth (recommendations will include measurable strategies to insure results can be tracked and measured)
  6. SGC consultants will present our findings and recommendations to designated executives/staff in your organization
  7. SGC will develop a Scope of Work/Services Contract with your firm to document the services selected by your organization for implementation; this can be as simple as a half-day staff workshop, to the development of a comprehensive business and/or marketing plan, or an on-going retainer relationship for SGC consultants to implement SGC recommendations on your behalf
  8. SGC will begin implementation of the designated and agreed upon recommendations
  9. For on-going projects, a series of in-progress meetings will be scheduled to track and evaluate progress against identified and agreed-upon goals to insure that SGC is on-track and fulfilling the needs of your organization
  10. At the conclusion of the contracted services, SGC will meet with designated executives from your firm to evaluate results and insure that your team has the tools and information necessary to continue implementation and achieve continued growth  

6 Steps to Small Business Success

1. Start Smart.
Identify a niche. Don’t compete to be the lowest cost provider. Look for what makes your product or service unique and adds a special value for the client and charge for that value.
2. Set up Systems.
The most basic system every business should have is a good financial system. The start-up expense plan, operating budget and your accounting software are vital to your success.
3. Seek out Sales.
How do you go about getting your first sale. Recognizing your budget limitations, you need to target a niche and get connected in your target market. You need other people selling for you—not employees—goodwill referrals. Become a visible part of your market, then ask for the sale.
4. Aim for Growth.
Remember, you're not just creating a job for yourself. Building a business is creating a company that is more than the job itself. Think about the future. How large do you want the company to be in terms of sales, net profit and employees? It’s important to choose early how you want to grow your company.
5. Leverage Opportunities.
Be very clear about your core focus for the business. It's what pays the bills. Then, when you see a potential opportunity, measure it against your core business. Opportunity is great, when it matches your vision for the business. Always consider if it’s the right fit.
6. Plan Your Exit.
Someday you may want to sell your business or retire from it. If you are going to sell someday, you have to have something to sell—a plan, vision, business on the books, equipment and systems. Know the worth of your business, so you can know the value it can bring to your future wealth and/or retirement.
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