A lot of effort is put in to win new business. New clients, contracts, tenders and sales opportunities are pursued, and won. But then what happens?
The flow-on effect of the extra sales can increase demands on other areas of the business, often leading to stretched resources and additional pressure. This can become detrimental to the overall operations, and may even have a negative effect on the motivation of your team. The good news of more sales may turn into bad news of frustration and problems.
Sustainable business success relies on creating the right ecosystem where all the moving parts are working in sync to power progress.Stuart Ayling, Founder
That’s why trying to grow your business by fixing one frustration or one problem area at a time, without a broader plan, doesn’t usually work. Sure, you can put a band-aid on the problem, but there are often other related issues to address.
The Business Success Ecosystem
From study of many business operations the Business Success Ecosystem has been developed by Stuart Ayling as a model for identifying, developing and implementing appropriate business improvement initiatives.
Like in any ecosystem, we recognise there are many components of a business ecosystem, and that each component must function well on it’s own as well as having a positive impact on the overall success of the ecosystem.
Successful business planning is quantitative and qualitative
Traditional business planning is usually more of an academic process, creating a document that sounds good in theory but doesn’t give you a working action plan. In contrast, our approach is to start by assessing your business Growth Plan and identifying the impact that will have within your business. We start here because it is critical to view all business growth decisions through the correct lens.
During the Growth Plan stage we look at your growth goals from both a revenue (quantitative) perspective as well as qualitative factors that affect your capability to achieve those goals.
This deeper assessment included at an early stage provides a more realistic, and more actionable, picture of the overall business strategy.
Of critical importance is a proactive focus on creating and nurturing The Essence of your business, including the Affirmations, Behaviours and Celebrations (the ABC’s) that lie at the heart of your organisations culture. Through a simple yet effective process we help you refine your business Vision and identify specific ways you can foster a working environment that inspires individual performance and brings out the best in your team.
Our focus is on your success
The starting point is the Growth Goals Analysis and Planning session. This one-off deep dive session usually requires at least a half-day and is followed by a written report and debrief. This does not require an ongoing commitment, and after our final debrief you can decide if you would like further assistance from us.
However as you might expect, these sorts of improvements don’t happen without significant effort, and they don’t happen overnight. That’s why our engagements usually require us to work with clients over a 12-month period and possibly longer, as we guide the implementation, provide additional tools and resources, and support the business through ongoing growth phases.
Take the next step
We offer a complimentary discovery meeting to explore how you can create a stronger foundation for your future business success and explain more about how we add value for clients.