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Our Strategic Planning Services Help You Clarify, Prepare and Manage Your Future Growth
Do you have a written strategic plan? How about a marketing plan? If you do, when was the last time you reviewed or updated them? Were they used only as part of your business plan to get financing or are you using them as a road map to your success?
Not having a written strategic or marketing plan is like driving a race car with the pedal to the metal and the windshield painted black—you don’t know when to turn and are sure to crash. That’s why you need us.
We can help you clarify your vision and mission, and reach your goals. No fluff, B.S. or other esoteric nonsense… just clear, deliverable, manageable action steps that take your business to the next level and beyond!
Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Our Strategic Planning Services
- Tomorrow’s business is DIFFERENT from today’s business.
The business you have today is from your marketing efforts you did in the past. Tomorrow’s business will come from the decisions that you make (or don’t make) today. A strategic marketing plan helps you make the most of your marketing budget. There are no plateaus in business — you are either growing or dying . . . especially in today’s economy and competitive marketplace.
- MANAGING tomorrow’s business is different.
You have two basic scarce resources — time and money. Your business has at least one person or an entire department devoted to the management of the accounting transactions to create your financial reports, right? Of course. Which direction are financial reports looking — forward or backward? Backward. While important, financial reports show you the results of how well you managed your organization’s time and money in the past. A strategic marketing plan is the road map of where you want to go in the future because tomorrow’s business is different.
- CHANGE is inevitable.
Think about your business. What changes have taken place in the last year? What about in the last five years? There is one thing you can count on and that’s change. Having a strategic marketing plan helps you anticipate and plan for change so you are not as likely to be caught off guard. Your marketing plan is a living document and should be reviewed and modified according to the changes in your business, industry and markets.
- You have more VARIABLES to consider than ever before.
With information on the planet doubling every year, you face new challenges at a rapid pace. There are internal and external forces that act on your business and having a marketing plan helps you to ask the right questions to focus your efforts and when implemented, ensures that you remain competitive and profitable.
- Your marketing plan COMMUNICATES the vision, mission and action steps to everyone in your organization.
Take a moment and review the list of “marketing mix” variables below. Put them in order of how YOU feel they would rank from most important to least important.
- Product or Service
- Place (distribution channel)
- Customer Service
- Customer Satisfaction
Now, if you asked everyone in your business, or at least your marketing and salespeople, to rank these variables, would all the lists be the same? Probably not. Having a marketing plan helps get everyone and everything moving in the most advantageous direction. The very process of creating it and putting it in writing helps to clarify and prepare you for managing the future growth of your business.
So what now?
Depending on the size of your business or organization, you may have several levels to your strategic and marketing plans. We’ve worked closely with hundreds of companies to help answer these and others that are integral to the future profitability of their business. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get in touch so we can start clarifying, preparing and managing your future growth!