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Building Profitable Sustainable Businesses

Q/ Why Do Businesses Fail?

Here are the sobering facts about business success, 80% of businesses fail, there are about 10 reasons for this, but the top 5 are:

  • Poor Cash-flow and No Profit
  • No Growth Strategy or Development Plan
  • A tactical, reactive attitude to Marketing & Sales, as opposed to a Strategic Approach
  • A Poorly Performing Team
  • Lack of Leadership & Management Expertise & Skills

The first one is a direct consequence of the other four. I.e. businesses fail because the owner does not have a plan to get their business where they want it to go, and they don’t know how to market and sell what they do (marketing is the glue that holds a business together).

We have 5 Solutions specifically developed and tested to improve almost any business.

1. The Brilliant Business Building Blueprint – designed specifically for start-ups and young micro businesses, (remembering that 4 out of 5 businesses fail, but not yours. This modular based programme provides a step by step approach to help you develop a unique business model for your unique profitable business.

2. The Bridge to Business Growth – this is specifically targeted at small and medium businesses that want to achieve sustained growth over the next couple of years and are prepared to put in the hard work to make it happen. It is a bespoke approach based on the specific needs and goals of the business and the leadership team.

3. Future Focused Facilitation - If you need to bring a group of people together for a specific purpose or event we can help you plan and deliver it.

4. Constructive Consultancy - If you have a specific project to develop and deliver, or a sticky issue that you need to get sorted, then two heads are often better than one.   

5. Non-Executive Director - Every business that is serious about sustainable growth and successs should have an arms length strategic resource that can provide a sounding board.

Solution1: Brilliant Business Building Blueprint

Why a Blueprint?

The sole purpose of the Brilliant Business Building Blueprint is to give those just starting up their business or the owner of a young micro business the best chance of it being a profitable, rewarding success long term.

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The Brilliant Business Building Blueprint will help you get your business off to a flying start. It will help you get clear about where you want it to go, and how you are going to get it there. Equally as important, it will stop you making too many expensive mistakes along the way.


Overview of the Programme
The Brilliant Business Building Blueprint is delivered as 10 Building Blocks grouped into 3 stages. Each Building Block contains a workbook, slides and video. These can be worked through at your own pace.

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Stage 1 - Firm Foundations – On which to build a sustainable, profitable business

1. Passionate Purpose – Why you do what you do?
2. Client Clarity – who are your ideal clients?
3. Powerful Proposition – Why should they buy from you?

Stage 2 - Supporting Superstructure – To ensure you add high value to your clients

4. Clear Client Communications – how will you talk to your clients?
5. Robust Resources – What do you need to deliver excellence?
6. Talented Team – Who is going to help you?
7. Delivery Activities – How will you deliver consist high value?

Stage 3 - Resilient Roof – To make sure you make enough profit to keep a roof over you and your family’s head and give you the life style you want

8. Maximising Income – How will you make your money?
9. Managing Costs –How will you deliver excellence in a cost effective way?
10. Success Mind-set – How you manage yourself to ensure success?

After completing the 10 Building Blocks you will have a robust Business Model that will deliver you a sustainable profitable business. You will also have developed the basic Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits of a Successful Business Owner.

Solution 2: The Bridge to Business Growth

The Bridge to Business Growth is our flagship solution. It is designed to BRIDGE the gap between where you and your business are now and where you want it to be.

It is designed entirely around your individual business needs. It is completely bespoke in its content and format. The programme is aimed at businesses that are committed to achieving long term sustainable growth and improvement in half the time it normally takes (time really is money).

Whist your business is unique, the problems and challenges you face are not. Business science and our work with high growth companies means we know and understand what those problems and challenges are, and we know how to help you overcome them.

At Bridge, we take a strengths-based approach and devise a programme of support to maximise your business’s strengths and that identifies areas for improvement. This could include any area of your business, but mainly focuses on improving bottom line results. We can:

  • Help you create a compelling Vision for what you want your business to achieve for you, your family and your team
  • Develop a Strategy and Plan to make it happen
  • Show you simple a Marketing Model that will help you identify your Ideal Clients and how to Differentiate Yourself in a crowded market place
  • Help you find the best way to Communicate your Message to those Ideal Clients both on and offline
  • Coach you how to Increase Sales, reach new Clients, and to keep your existing Clients longer
  • Help you understand the key business Financials and how to manage them
  • Help you develop Processes & Systems to ensure you Deliver Excellence and Manage Costs
  • Give you a powerful toolkit to Influence and Improve your client relationships, and to Motivate and Inspire your team
  • Provide tools to support you to manage individual and team Performance and Productivity
  • Develop metrics to help you manage and improve the Performance and Profit in your business
  • Help you develop the Mind-set, Attitudes, Motivation and Habits of a successful Business leader

We focus on maximising the performance of everyone in the team no matter what their role.

We help you identify and implement a strategy to take your business from ordinary to the extra-ordinary. This approach ensures you will get a return on your investment when working with us.

 

By working with Bridge you will have an experienced reference point and get access to over 300 strategies, tactics and tools to make sure you achieve your outcomes without getting stressed out.

In most cases small early changes can take the pressure off, and free up time to address the larger challenges. It’s about giving you the space to work ON the business not IN it!

Solution 3 – Future Focused Facilitation

Did you know that most business leaders spend more time planning their summer holiday, than the future of their business! 

Well it’s true, many business leaders spend a good couple of days planning their 2 weeks in the sun, which is often a lot more than what they are going to do for the other 50 weeks in their year? 

Can you imagine what you could achieve if you gave the same level of attention to your business. We have expertise in facilitating workshops, meetings and conversations to help you:

  • Exploring your potential futures
  • Planning your vision and long term strategies 
  • By chairing a board or leadership team meeting with a difficult agenda
  • Facilitating a board or trustee workshop
  • Running an employee engagement event
  • Delivering a team away-day
  • Developing an event to address a specific issue

Solution 4 - Constructive Consultancy

Often two heads are better than one. We love nothing more than getting involved in complex projects and challenges. Here are some of the areas we have specific expertise in: 

  • Producing business models and plans for new opportunities
  • Developing business cases for funding, grants and investment
  • Helping with tenders & quotes
  • Capturing & hardwiring best practice into business processes and systems
  • Introducing performance management approaches
  • Helping project manage a new technical or organisational change

We have a suite of consultancy & management tools that can solve almost any business problem or challenge

Solution 5 – Get a Non-Executive Director

Employing a Non-Executive Director is quite possibly the smartest thing a growing business can do.

It is designed entirely around your individual business needs. It is completely bespoke in its content and format. The programme is aimed at businesses that are committed to achieving long term sustainable growth and improvement in half the time it normally takes (time really is money).

Whist your business is unique, the problems and challenges you face are not. Business science and our work with high growth companies means we know and understand what those problems and challenges are, and we know how to overcome them.

At Bridge, we take a strengths-based approach and devise a programme of support to maximise your business’s strengths and that identifies areas for improvement. This could include any area of your business, but mainly focuses on improving bottom line results. We can: