Getting on the right path can be complex or simple. Sometimes an outsider can immediately spot things that a business owner/leader does not see because they are working down in the details. Of critical importance is the creation of an "Action Plan" which is often no longer than one page and a set of metrics to measure progress. Once these are in place, you have a roadmap! The roadmap is only a guide however as market conditions are constantly changing and one must be prepared to continuously adjust and adapt.
In some cases, the business leaders may be very experienced in the operation of their core business but are contemplating a significant change such as:
* going after a new market;
* launching a new product;
* acquiring a competitor;
* expanding operations in new geographies.
These are prime opportunities to engage an experienced outside business advisor who will push back on your ideas and help you develop plans to prosper your business. Deciding which projects NOT to proceed with can be decisions that save the business. Deciding HOW to move forward on the RIGHT projects will have a huge impact on your relative level of success.
Building an appropriate Action Plan is included in the Business Acceleration Strategy ("BAS") Package which is the basic offering NPA generally recommends for every new client. The BAS Package is the basic building block that sets your business on a path to success from which you can leverage other NPA Specialized Services as appropriate.