Business Planning and Strategic Assistance
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will do." Said the wise, yet mischievous Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. For your business, nothing has ever been truer. If you have no direction, no plan, no intent or control, then operating your business is like trying to guide a group of cats through an obstacle course; precarious, frustrating and ultimately you'll have little success!
The solution to this chaos is to undertake strategic planning; which will give your business purpose, direction and objectives to work towards. This concept is far from new. It has been used and abused perpetually to assist businesses, organisations, armies, countries and everyone in between to basically decide what they want and why, and how they are going to get it.
At Fortis One we tailor our advice and solutions to your planning issues based on your individual needs. We appreciate that your business operates within a specific industry and market; with particular issues, dynamics and motivations that are at the core of your business. To provide effective planning and strategic actions, we drill down into these levels of your business and assist in the identification of values and vision, which encompass the business as an operational entity and you, the business owner, as an individual.
Whether you require a full strategic plan, a business plan for the purchase or establishment of a business or are simply looking to re-affirm your strategic intent, we can assist in providing a structured approach, objective advice and formal documentation.
Our methodology is based on the Balanced Scorecard approach, which takes into account the four main business sectors within an organisation and helps to assess the impact of various decisions on the business as a whole. The Balanced Scorecard can be visualised as:
- People: staff development and growth, career planning, and performance management;
- Operations: internal business processes, systems and infrastructure;
- Customers: clientele, the products/services offered and methods of reaching the target market; and
- Financial: financial performance, financial position, capital expenditure strategy and risk mitigation.
During this process, you will be challenged, inspired and motivated. With many clients of well established businesses we have found that this process reinvigorates them and increases their drive to develop their organisation. Ultimately we aim to identify the true business purpose and establish solid actions that will develop your business and take it in the direction that you desire.