For Organizations That Need to Think Entrepreneurially
Combining Strategic Planning with Entrepreneurial Leadership Development
Our developmental approach simultaneously combines the discipline of a thought-provoking business planning process with the attitudes and skill sets necessary to build, grow, and run a successful business. We recommend this approach for addressing a wide array of circumstances simultaneously. Fledgling businesses -that need to invent themselves - to well-established, household-name organizations - that desire to reinvent themselves and think more entrepreneurially - benefit from this developmental process.
Well-established businesses consistently comment that they can now take a fresh look at:
What they are doing
How they are doing it
Who they are doing it with (customers, clients, supply chain, etc.)
How they plan to do it even better moving forward
How Our Process is Different
Paradigm Associates' approach to strategic planning is hands-on; we don't spend a few hours with you and then deliver a report. Nor do we just tell you how to develop your plan and walk away. We work with you to develop a vision, strategy, and plan that you want to implement.
How the Timing Works
We understand there is never enough time in your day, so our process is designed to be extremely flexible. You continue the daily running of your business while going through the process. We work with you to decide the frequency and duration of your implementation sessions.
Strategic and Business Planning Map
Building a Successful Business
How to Get the Most from this Process
What is Strategic Thinking and Planning?
Building a Sustainable Business
Benefits of Planning
Your Dreams, Your Vision
Creating a Vision Statement
A Passion for Succeeding
Ensuring Your Success
The Success Formula
Developing Success Attitudes
Becoming an Entrepreneurial Leader
Developing a Competitive Edge
The External Assessment
Developing a Base Strategy
Selecting a Base Strategy
Strengths, Limitations, Opportunitues, & Threats
Business Planning and Execution
Doing the Right Things
Critical Goal Categories (CGCs)
Shortening Your Personal Learning Curve
Generating Customers and Profitability
The Market Plan
The Sales Plan: Why People Buy?
The Sales Process
Determining Customer Needs
What is a Customer-Driven Organization?
Speed and Flexibility
Exceed Customer Expections
The Review Process
Outline of the Strategic Thinking Workbook
The workbook contains a series of thought provoking questions that ask you to conduct a detailed analysis surrounding both external and internal aspects of your business.
Strategic and Business Planning Process
Basic Foundation and Desired Business Objectives
Why Are We In Business?
What Are Your Short And Long Term Objectives?
What Are Your Key Assumptions?
>Responses by competition
>Ability of others to develop products to replace yours
>Where do you want to be in five, ten, twenty years, etc?
>What is the scope of the business?
>How will you be different from competition?
>How will various aspects of your business need to change over time?
Determining Your Vision and Values
Creating a Timeless Vision
Creating Values & Principles
>Defining corporate values
>Challenging your commitment to living those values
Creating Your Mission Statement
How to realize the vision
What is being done?
For whom it is being done?
Desired end results
Conducting the External Assessment
Market Segments And Opportunities
>Customer needs satisfaction
>Who and why someone buys from your company
>Market share issues
>Share of wallet issues
Competitive Analysis - Offerings
>How your products and services compare to your current and future competition
Competitive Analysis - Company
>How your organization compares to your current and future competitions' capabilities
>The impact of various trends upon your future business and vision
Conducting the Internal Assessment
Analyze Structure vs. Functions
>Conduct a detailed analysis surrounding your operation
Examining Available Resources
Determining Strengths, Limitations, Opportunities and Threats (S.L.O.T) Analysis
Refining Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
Evaluating Processes & CSFs
Determining Intermediate Milestones
Identifying Potential Obstacles
Establishing Goals & Key Results (GKRs)
Refocusing Marketing & Sales Plans
Linking Marketing & Sales functions with Intermediate Milestones
Examining Segmentation Decisions
Examining Marketing Communications
Determining Sales Strategies to Employ
Examining Customer/Client Service Structure and Function
Reviewing Capital Requirements Needed to Execute the Mission
Creating Review Procedures
Executing Your Plan
Creating Team & individual GKRs
Establishing Quarterly Themes & GKRs
Components Available to Achieve Results
Written Materials - to ensure everyone starts with the same level of knowledge.
Audio Materials - to help knowledge become internalized through reinforcement and spaced repetition.
Strategic Thinking Workbook - to help distill thought processes and challenges.
Participant Interaction - to develop a high level of consensus and commitment.
Professional Facilitator - to maximize the beneficial outcome.
Contact Us, and let's discuss how we can help you.
Discover for yourself how powerful "Breakthrough Thinking for Your Real World" can be.
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