A strong plan is of essential importance for every company, big or small. Research has shown that organizations who know where they want to go and set out a plan on how to get there, are more successful. However a lot of people end up without a strong plan, for millions of reasons. Number 1? Not enough time to make a strategic plan. Or there is a plan, though it is more like a big strategy book. At Business Markers we believe in the 1-1-1 principle: 1 team, 1% of your time, 1 page. We say that if you invest 1% of your time to sit together as 1 team to make a comprehensive 1 paged plan, you will be a successful organization.
Times are changing, the globalization of the market, dominance of the internet and customers who are more and more vocal about their needs, wants and preferences impact the daily operations of any business. These trends challenge the traditional business models, which no longer have an added value. Therefore businesses have to dare to ask the question: ‘Is my business model still relevant in today’s context?’. To make sure you never doubt when answering this question we offer you Business Markers Canvas: straightforward, to the point and practical tools and models to enhance business model exercises based on market and business intelligence and profound insights.
The story doesn’t stop with just writing a strategic plan. This actually is the start of your journey to success and growth. A major element in accomplishing your goals is the overall support of your employees. So to get there, there are several roadblocks to avoid. Following questions help you to take these into account while building your strategic story.
A clear export strategy coherent with the organization's general strategy is crucial to guarantee success abroad. The Export Model guides organizations through export development, export deployment and execution/follow-up (manage success). It results in a specific action plan with responsibilities, progress milestones, communication flow and measurable success.
M&A can speed up your growth and scale. New orientation is provided, impulses are given from the outside, portfolios completed. M&A ensures that you drive your own transformation. Nevertheless, the majority of M&A's fail. This is mainly driven by failures in target selection or incomplete post-merger plans. This model helps you in understanding the pre-work, crucial pre-transactions and post closing phases. This guarantees a successful M&A, creating value.
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