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Success starts with strategy

Strategy is the driver for powerful business results. Creating and updating your strategic plan to account for an ever-changing business environment is essential. Too often, businesses make the mistake of only planning for strategy once a year or every few years. Or worst, they get buried in the day-to-day tactics and abandon it altogether. Strategy can be fraught with risk — from too narrow a focus that doesn’t consider global strategies for driving growth and transformation, to getting bogged down and overwhelmed with regulatory changes or emerging technology.

We’ll help you focus while providing the direction you need. Our strategic recommendations and tools are both practical and executable. We’ll deliver a detailed blueprint that includes the who, what, when, where, and how to help drive your success.

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Our Unique Advantage

Our focus is strategic value. We know that to be effective, strategies need to account for market uncertainties, regulatory changes, and disruptors. We keep you — and your strategic plans — up to speed through industry-specific updates on current and future trends, market insights, and potential disruptors. As your business partner, we’ll use tailored modeling tools and provide in-depth — and always current — market research to keep your business ahead of the curve. And, with a design and development process rooted in data and fact, we provide unbiased, actionable guidance and recommendations.

Productivity & performance

People and process The power behind your business
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Surviving sea change: Why some businesses sink and others stay afloat
Competitors are coming for your market share, the pace of change is accelerating, and a potential economic downturn is on the horizon. What are you doing to prepare?
Jason Winters
Article November 19, 2019 5 min read

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Strategy Thought Leadership

  • Biden administration to usher in the age of electric cars

    The incoming Biden administration and its focus on climate and fuel-efficiency standards may provide much-needed clarity for the U.S. automotive industry. Daron Gifford discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead via Automotive News.

    Daron Gifford
    Article January 15, 2021 5 min read
    Businessman leaning on desk while looking out the window.
  • Top three takeaways from the 2020 Food & Beverage Forum

    The 2020 Food & Beverage Forum brought together industry professionals from around the country to discuss the uncertainty and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses and consumers. Here are our top takeaways.

    Ryan Behringer Paul E. Edwards Bob Denninger
    Article January 11, 2021 2 min read
    Man smiling while using a handheld tablet in an outdoor area.
  • Consumer focused companies: Looking ahead for normal times to return

    Although consumer-facing businesses have been diligent and creative in responding to COVID-19 operational challenges, they must continue to focus on adaptability. Minimize lost revenue, ensure customers and staff return, and maintain momentum with six key actions.

    Mark Fleischer Lisa Plonka
    Article January 8, 2021 6 min read
    Woman flipping sign to "closed" for her small business.
  • Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook

    As we head into 2021, middle-market manufacturers have many reasons to be optimistic about the coming year, but headwinds persist. What lies ahead? Our experts share the key themes and trends likely to have an impact.

    Bryan Welsh Tim Weed Curtis Ruppal Lou Longo Jim Baird Wealth Management
    Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
    Woman in a warehouse wearing a hardhat checking inventory on warehouse shelving.

Professionals discussing accounting solutions
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Accounting department assessment
An accounting department assessment improves GAAP compliance, timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting, and the burden of the accounting team for a rapidly growing professional services company.
Kevin DeAutremont
Case Study May 21, 2019 2 min read
Graphs and charts depicting data analytics information and insights.
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Analytics framework improves efficiencies and provides valuable insights

A new analytics framework helps a medical research university improve their ePHI user access security and analysis and create operational efficiencies to focus on value-add risk mitigation activities.

Chris Moshier
Case Study April 2, 2019 3 min read

Your goals are our goals

We’ll become an extension of your team, working collaboratively to get you where you want to be. We won’t just spit out a report or offer canned advice. We’ll be there, on site, working with your people to understand the nuances of your organization and how that affects your goals. Our personal approach makes your goals our goals, and your problems our problems. When we work as a team, it allows us to drill down to the root cause of concerns and solve them in a logical and structured manner.

The result? A custom, executable strategy that you can implement today for ongoing success. In the words of our strategy practice leader, Daron Gifford, “Looking forward is absolutely critical to future success — and to me, a great strategy means one that’s applicable today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.”

How can we help your business?

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