Center for Enterprise Development Services
Business Strategy Development
Our Business Strategy Development practice focuses on working with planning teams in order to help move the company from a position of “Business as Usual” to one of “Business as Unusual”.
Throughout our 20 years of helping businesses improve and grow, we find that every organization, whether understood by the owners or not, operates as a system - where pulling one lever impacts another area in the company.
When a business is faced with a growth problem, the issues are usually systemic, that is they play out throughout the organization. Starting a planning process will naturally lead to changes throughout the company. By quickly analyzing who you are in terms of past performance, capabilities and current market factors puts your planning and improvement efforts several steps ahead. Understanding your current strategy and the reasons for it is the only place to start a company-wide effort that will guarantee an improved ROI and an improved quality of life for yourself and people.
By taking the knowledge and techniques we’ve developed over 20 years in the CBAP at UIC program, we facilitate companies through a method called Management Through Applied Planning consisting of the following: