Eight Key Areas of Business

The longer the business has been around and profitable, the higher our interest. To me, business is waged on eight core fronts with one goal – maximum cash extraction.

1. Strategy
2. Innovation
3. Operations
4. Technology
5. Narrative
6. Finance
7. Talent
8. Risk

All of these areas drive sales and brand. Brand for big name companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM all account for about 50% of their market value. We will be able to come in and reduce costs, help create systems, and really build the business to our mold. At first, as a zero equity partner, then as a full owner.

These are just a few of the thoughts in each area.



Strategy

  • Overall Vision
  • Market Research
  • Executive Reach
  • Benchmarking
  • Goals & Outcomes
  • Process Development
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Best Practice (Modeling)
  • Pricing

Innovation

  • New Products
  • New Services
  • New Insights
  • New Research
  • New Tech

Talent

  • Hiring
  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Development
  • Incentive Structures
  • Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • 401k , etc.

Technology

  • Website(s)
  • Social Engagement
  • Cloud Usage
  • In Store Digital
  • Platform Management
  • Mobile
  • eCommerce
  • Analytics
  • Operational

Narrative

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer Experience
  • Lifecycle
  • Sales Cycle
  • Alliances
  • Joint Ventures
  • Public Relations
  • Platform Management

Operations

  • Processes
  • Manufacturing
  • Inventory
  • Suppliers
  • Procurement
  • Distribution
  • Controls (i.e. price, quality, etc.)
  • Sustainability

Finance

  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Investing
  • Exit Planning
  • Credit & Debt
  • Internal Audits
  • PP&E Spend Rate
  • Business Structure

Risk

  • Compliance
  • Conflicts
  • Internal Comm
  • System Audits
  • Financial Audits
  • Antitrust
  • Lobbying
  • Trademarks & Copyrights

The one overriding truth of business: Every owner/executive exits their business, regardless of whether that’s during an IPO, sale, liquidation.

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