Business Planning and Organization
Effective and strategic business planning is key to success in business. We can sit down with you to brainstorm your company strategy and plans for the future, identify your priorities, assess the impact of changes on employees and business systems, and help you reduce corporate costs and taxes.
In a business environment, systems, people and processes are interconnected. And data is a valuable asset. You need to rely on the accuracy and accessibility of data to make decisions and develop strategic plans based upon past experience. As systems become more complex and data more critical to the success of the business, it is important that you feel comfortable with the way in which data is generated and stored. We can help you to better manage, analyze, utilize and secure data so that you are receiving all the information you need.
Long-term, sustainable growth is imperative to the continued success of your business. Growth that is driven by well thought out business plans that take into account your people, your operations and the environment around you are more likely to drive growth that is sustainable in the long run. We can help you develop a plan for sustainable growth and future success.
Sustainable Cost Reduction
As your company grows and business activities expand, it's important to keep an eye on your bottom line. Shedding non-essential costs can improve the overall health of your company, but sometimes cost savings achieved in the short term can lead to damaged corporate infrastructure, damaged corporate culture and tarnished reputation in the marketplace in the long run. We can work with you to identify sustainable cost savings that are aligned with the long-term vision of your company. We can help identify inefficient tax planning, processes, structures and duplicated functions in a way that leads to cost savings and helps increase your bottom line.
Sustainable Business Practices
Private companies face many risks and opportunities in today's business world around sustainability. We view sustainability practices as a way of effectively doing business. We can provide advice on various efficiency strategies and "green" opportunities, greenhouse gas and carbon management, prepare for new regulations and the emerging carbon trading markets, and develop corporate responsibility strategies to help you manage and communicate the overall sustainability of your company.
Successful private companies use a strategic approach to prioritize, align and sustain their business activities. We can use proven techniques and tools to help you develop and communicate your company's strategy, align it with your operations, and build the long-term value of your business.
Our Maestro Performance Insights Workshop is a one-day workshop that explores the specific factors influencing the performance of your company, and helps you identify and prioritize activities that will drive your company's long-term success.
You need the right information to make the right financial decisions. We'll help you develop and implement targeted profit improvement plans, improve revenue-generating processes and design and implement cost-management strategies.
An essential part of an effective strategic plan is to make sure that all aspects of your operations are efficient. We can review your operational effectiveness, whether you are a start-up business or a mature company that is focused on the next step forward. We can review and implement plans for cost control, shared services, performance measurement, performance improvement and financial effectiveness. We can also help to establish operating practices that can reduce the impact of external factors that are beyond your control.
The world of information technology is fast-paced and constantly evolving. New technologies, which not only improve business efficiency and security, but also give companies a competitive edge in the marketplace, are introduced frequently. Your information systems need to be effective. We can review your IT strategy to benchmark your current costs against industry standards, review processes and secure support to address gaps.
Many private companies see the potential to grow their business by expanding overseas. This may range from employing a sole sales agent in another country, to setting up an international group structure. Stepping into international markets brings with it a unique set of challenges and risks as well as opportunities. We can help you identify how to use the expansion to your advantage, and advise you on how to structure your presence, while taking into account the many complexities including finance, tax, human resources and cultural issues.