Strategy Coaching from Blue Box Strategy
Where's your business heading over the next 3 to 5 years?
The evidence is clear! Those SMEs that think strategically and incorporate structured long-term planning into their business routines perform far better than those that don’t. So if you’re not, what’s stopping you?
With Blue Box Strategy as your Strategy Coach I will work with you to create a realistic long-term plan that fulfils your business ambitions, and will teach you how to ensure it remains fresh and up to date in response to changing circumstances.
As well as improving business performance, you will benefit from the increased confidence and wellbeing that comes from feeling you're always in control of where you're going.
What are the specific benefits?
With Blue Box Strategy as your Strategy Coach you will get:
A clear vision of what your business is trying to achieve over the next 3 to 5 years, and a plan of how you’re going to get there. This may be achieving growth in sales and profitability, access to a new market, creating a better work-life balance as an owner director, or any number of other scenarios. You will get a clear sense of purpose and direction.
The knowledge that you are working to a plan that has been generated from the findings of in-depth analysis of your business and its environment, rather than from simply an idea that hasn't been properly scrutinised or challenged. Not only does this considerably reduce the risk of business failure, but also greatly enhances its durability and sustainability by being better able to withstand shocks and anticipate and adapt to changes in the business environment.
Increased opportunity to identify how your business can be differentiated from competitors’ offerings. Improving the potential to increase profitability and erect barriers against future challenges to market share.
Clarity of thinking for everyday business decisions that evolves from having a clear strategy and knowing how each decision fits into the longer-term picture. This greatly enhances operational efficiency, increases well-being and confidence, and reduces stress of owners / directors who feel a greater sense of control over what’s happening in the future. This in turn makes for better decision making.
A credible and well-considered picture of the business’s future that can be shared with management, employees and those third-party organisations that the business relies upon (e.g. banks and other funding providers). Key employees are more likely to remain, and increased confidence in the future of the business will encourage better trading terms from suppliers and banks, including perhaps increased borrowing capacity.
The means and opportunity to keep your business strategy fresh and up to date long into the future. Achieved by learning the key skills, tools and techniques required to think and act strategically so that the business always works for you and remains the means to fulfil your own ambitions.
How does it work?
Every business situation is different. It may be a start-up situation where the owner wants to set out the ambitions for the business. Or maybe a business has a specific choice or issue regarding its future direction that needs to be resolved. For others it may be an exit strategy that they’re keen to pursue. Whereas some may feel they have simply lost direction and need to reassess the reason why they are in business at all.
Partnering with Blue Box Strategy as your Strategy Coach will provide the opportunity of going through a structured process where each aspect of your business and its environment is analysed in detail, different options considered and evaluated, leading to the development of a unique 3 to 5 year strategy tailored to the particular circumstances and ambitions for your business.
The process is invariably both enjoyable and empowering, and complete confidentiality is assured at all times.
You will learn how to think differently about your business, so that it works for you and not the other way.
And as part of the process you will learn how to keep your business strategy fresh and up to date into the future.
You will learn how to ‘think strategically’ so that working 'on your business’ becomes an integral part of everyday business activities.
If you’re interested in a confidential exploratory discussion to see how engaging me as your Strategy Coach might work for you, please get in touch.
An initial meeting to learn about your business, explain the process of strategy coaching to you, and put together a proposal is complimentary. If you choose not to take things further, that’s fine. And even if you do engage my services, even then there will be no ongoing commitment required for future fees beyond the work already undertaken at the agreed rate.
With Blue Box Strategy you only pay for as long as you wish to carry on receiving the service. Which means you’re free to leave the arrangement at any time for whatever reason, leaving you always in control.
So please give me a Call or send me an Email to find out how partnering with Peter Kerr from Blue Box Strategy as your Strategy Coach will enhance your business performance now and long into the future.
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