Until 2008, people weren’t quite as focused on the bottom line, or any of their financials, as they should have been. The recession changed that. Financials took center-stage. Not only were business metrics crucial, but they also needed to be applied to how you ran your business.
For many owners, this wasn’t easy. They were used to making decisions based on hunches or instinct. But the margin of error was simply too small for that mode of thinking to continue.
Today, you need to be a master of both quantitative data and qualitative strategy. These are the yin and the yang of management, and should be the foundation for your strategic decision-making.
Our approach builds strategy by pairing your qualitative data with decision-making. It uses financial metrics as the foundation, and helps you develop a razor-sharp focus on exactly what needs to happen next. In the end, this leads to smarter decision-making.
To help you develop your own Strategy by the Numbers, we use a three-step process.
1. Quantitative Analysis:
A complete financial analysis that includes a company valuation and a comparison of your business to key industry metrics and ratios.
2. Qualitative Analysis:
Involves a two-day, on-site visit in which we assess the operational and managerial components of your operations. Our analysis looks at your leadership and company culture.
3. Strategy by the Number Recommendations:
We’ll provide you with a prioritized list of recommendations for bottom line improvements, all based on the Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. We’ll also include our 3 Top Priority Recommendations – the three items you absolutely must establish.
Each of these recommendations will include a potential cost-savings/cost-growth estimate, providing you with an idea of payback you could receive if you pursue one of the strategies.
If you’re ready to see if the Strategy by the Numbers approach will work for you, fill in the form below, and we’ll set up a free, 30-minute consultation where we can describe the program in greater detail and provide you with pricing options.