Want to run a great company? Set and communicate a great strategy, attract great people, and get the heck out of their way. Whether you’re looking to scale or just operate with less stress, that’s the simple and very difficult secret sauce to mix. Strategy People Understand Strategic planning done well writes the playbook for… Read more »
In business, mistakes are always going to happen. It’s inevitable. But if you can get a handle on the most common mistakes that people make when creating a strategic plan, then at least you know what you’re up against and can prepare for it! A strategic plan outlines a company’s vision for the future and… Read more »
The only thing you know for sure is that your business has to adapt, easily and often, if you want to remain profitable. Your clients may be happy today, but what systems and processes can you install to ensure you keep them happy in the future?
Business in Vancouver asked us what advice we would give an established business to help them find new customers. The answer? Do Something. There are many strategies for finding clients – approach new markets, offer different services, create a unique product, or enter a geographic region you’ve never tried. While business leaders spend a lot… Read more »
People intuitively understand that there is value in an outside perspective. How much value, however, is largely dependent on whose perspective you get. The difference between good and great is often counter-intuitive, and a consultant’s value can be tough to decipher in just a meeting or two. Finding the right consultant was Bellrock’s challenge when… Read more »
How can business people stay informed, current, even ahead of the competition when it comes to the best practices in their industry? Good time management skills help, but the world does not need another time management article. Assuming you know to set goals, prioritize, commit, etc. where can you find the information you need and the time to consume it?
I’m in the market for a house. We relocated to Vancouver a couple of years ago and decided to rent until we were more established in the new city. But with two small children and two growing start-up businesses, it’s time to put down some more permanent roots. Now that we’re looking at buying, I find myself closely analyzing the options for contractors and interior designers.
A client asked me this week, “What are the top five things you would recommend we do differently to really improve our business?” Not that this year was bad¸ but they knew they were capable of so much more.
Similarly published in Business in Vancouver: Marketing Best Practices BIV – Oct 19, 2010 Over three consecutive days last week, I was Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. I met with a different client each day and observed each one of them try to ignore the same marketing best practices in their strategic planning sessions. The… Read more »