Every journey starts somewhere. You can’t get off “Go” unless you know where that somewhere is. With objectivity, identify your assets, liabilities and goals and the best way to move from where you are now to where you want to be.
Develop creative solutions and create a real, actionable plan to accomplish your company’s Mission based on your defined Vision and Strategic Directions.
Your business deserves more than just another great plan… We bring an objective viewpoint to focus on execution, getting the right things done, all while keeping in sight your plans for the future.
Stan is a talented developer and programmer. Staying on the forefront of new technologies, he employs the best of these in application design and development.
Sara has a gift for understanding what a business needs in terms of relationships and connections. She is a master connector of people and resources
“I had the opportunity to work closely with Stan Schultes for more than 15 years. We collaborated on a number of projects, each groundbreaking in their own way.
The Experience Your Business Needs...
For the future of your business, how you make change is as important as knowing what changes to make! Work with us and our exceptional and experienced team will guide you through your journey of discovery, so that you arrive at the right destination for your business. We back up the plan with action, from providing guidance to working hands-on with your team. Find out how…
Sara has a gift. She is highly intuitive and stays laser focused on the goal. After feeling frustrated at my labor to income ratio the previous year, I came to Sara as a consultant in April. She expertly guided me, tasked me and focused me. After only a short while of working together, I saw myself and my business in a whole new light with renewed vision and purpose. By the end of that year, I had grossed 25% more than the year prior, had made tons of networking connections, and made countless positive changes to my way of thinking and doing business. There’s still more to do; but I now have a plan and the confidence to know how to achieve it thanks to Sara.Robyn, Creative Heads
In Your Business…
The reality is…
“Everyone” is not your prospect.
The good news is…
There is a specific group that can be identified as “Your” prospects.
If everyone is not your prospect…
Getting your message out is important.
Getting your message out to someone who could be your prospect is more important.
Getting a message out that distinguishes your business as unique and different to someone who could be your prospect is essential if you don’t want to compete on price alone.
Would you like to:
- Create a strong differential between you and your competitors
- Increase not only the quantity but the quality of prospective leads
- Gain market share in your targeted segments
- Develop tools that will help you close more business
What we do best is to help you identify what makes you most valuable in the marketplace and what to do about that for maximum impact and results. Great research comes together with your unique value proposition in detailed action plans. With the right team to implement and the necessary support from us to stay on task, businesses experience extraordinary results.
If you don’t know what makes you specifically different and unique, and you would like to be more profitable and more effective in how you spend your time and money, commit some time to defining that position. It will pay off!
Contact us today…Because Your Success is Our Business
Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should…
Just because you can build another couponing site, another local directory, another mobile app, doesn’t mean you should, does it? In working with entrepreneurs, we have found there are a few things they will often do without properly determining the feasibility of their idea…
• Build what they do not see directly in front of them
• Hire from their immediate circle of friends
Neither of these habits is necessarily bad. However, if you don’t know that the marketplace is flooded with exactly what you want to build and your competitors are much better funded than you and with an exceptional team, that could be a problem. Or maybe your best friend is incredibly supportive, but that doesn’t mean that you want them to be your business development director does it?
A very successful serial entrepreneur friend says, “Fail fast.” Market research and feasibility can tell you if “this” is the idea to put your efforts into or whether there might be better choices. Build Better – Gain Market Share Faster – AND Make Money Sooner.
Knowledge is power! Contact us today
In this busy, mobile, and technology-laden world; business owners are bombarded with choices. Messages fly at us from all directions to use this, purchase that, try this for FREE. Mandates of you “must” be or do something to be successful can be overwhelming. How do you…
…wade through all the information? How do you decide?
At S-Hand Group we came up with a tool to help evaluate and simplify decision making for ourselves and the businesses with which we work.
We start with understanding that some critical components of life and business are finite. Each one of us has the same 24 hours in each day, and we each have a certain amount of energy and attention. If we take care of ourselves, get the right nutrition and appropriate rest we can function at higher levels. However, that in itself is paradoxical challenge. Because the more hours I work and the harder I push myself to work, the less rest I get. Although possible for periods of time, it will eventually catch up and I become less effective. So I am back again to limitations and have to look for tools that will increase my abilities within those constraints.
After limitations, the next key question is, “What am I looking to accomplish?” Whether just starting a venture or well into building your enterprise, there are four buckets most business objectives fall into: maximizing results, optimizing cash flow, staying flexible and build/grow/maintaining your team. Whether free or paid, tools and services you consider should facilitate at least one of these four goals to be worthy of consideration.
With big goals and finite resources, the challenge is to leverage your capacity and still achieve your potential.
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When you do something once it is a project. If done more than once, it should become a process. If you then repeat that process because it produces value to your business or your clients, then that process has the potential to become a revenue producing product.
The first step from project to process is a recognition that some of the components are repeatable from one project to another and some are different. The repeatable components become the basis for the process. Those items that are unique are identified, criteria established for when they may be used, and they’re placed in an asset library to house those items. Each process utilizes the lowest common denominator for each step with options added as needed from the asset library.
Whether this process becomes a product or not remains to be seen. It may simply help a business effectively produce value and simply be maintained as a process for internal use. However, many processes, with some thought and go to market strategies applied, will be suitable for conversion to a product for use as an additional stream of revenue.
Over the years, many companies have found valuable internal processes to be highly desirable and profitable in the marketplace as products. An example is the byproduct of kerosene production. For years this highly flammable and “unstable” substance called gasoline was considered useless, until… What does your business do that can be streamlined into a process? Which processes or byproducts of processes are potential additional streams of revenue?
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Next to having relationships with the people you care most about, building a business if the most intimate thing you will ever invest time in. And like several other things that you cannot avoid, one day whether sooner or later, you will cease to be involved with the business you’ve created.
Is your business dependent on your presence or intellectual capital? Do you have a well-defined book of business? Do you have processes in place that make it possible for you to easily bring new people on board? Are you expecting a family member to assume responsibility? Have you thought that one day you would just sell your business? Do you know what valuation is and how that is determined for an existing business? If something happened to you in the near future, how would your business go on without you and how would those you provide for be taken care of?
Seasons change in life. Whether your changes are of necessity or by choice, how well you prepare for the transition will make an enormous difference in how much your business is worth and how smoothly it proceeds. Have you created an exit strategy for your business, and if not, when would you like to begin?
Contact S-Hand Group Today Because Your Success is Our Business