This area of the blog will be dedicated to the broad category simply called “Products”. In this category I will outline different aspects needed to design new, or strengthen existing, products with in your company. How to look for opportunities in the market place and the science behind how to be sure the product you … Continue reading Conversations with a Consultant – Products
A question was submitted to address- “…how to assess and compensate for Supply & Demand in a small business?” Supply and Demand is one of the necessary factors a business needs to aggressively monitor due to its direct correlation to the businesses ability to generate revenue. Supply & Demand is one of the 5 key … Continue reading Suppy & Demand’s role in Strategic Planning
All businesses will use at least one form of “Succession Planning” strategy during its lifetime. This phrase can mean many things to a business owner. Succession Planning is subject to scale and scope of a business, and like any strategy, the most effective ones are developed over time and employ specially designed resources. Transitions are … Continue reading Succession Planning – the How, When, & Why
During a recent google search, I found an interesting article that listed the top 50 questions asked to “Consultants in 2016”. Literally 48/50 were related to some form of Marketing, Social Media or SEO. While those are very important reasons to look for an expert, I am concerned(and my business shows) that many businesses are missing out … Continue reading Why Marketing alone can’t save your business
Stop – Breathe – Plan Financial Earnings have been reported lower for 8 quarters in a row for the S&P 500(source). Many economists are weary of another recession even though there are some positive signs. But at the very least Janet Yellens recent announcement of a “mixed picture” ahead speaks to a challenging 2016 and … Continue reading Low Earnings / Low Profits? What to DO?
“Precisely because change is a constant, the foundation has to be extra strong” – Peter Drucker – Management Challenges from the 21 Century. Both Continuity and Change happen on purpose and by accident and most of us put a lot of effort into managing or reacting to them. The key is to balance these two. … Continue reading Great Quote on Continuity and Change
To many it is a dirty word, but most businesses understand that “taking inventory” is a necessity and must be dealt with. The frequency of it is often determined by the industry and it ranges anywhere from once a week to once a year. But Inventory is an extremely important tool and when managed properly … Continue reading 10 steps to a better Inventory Process
Today I am introducing a new blog series from C.S.Simons Consulting. This blog will feature several different types of content on the issues that business people struggle with every day. Advice will be given on a variety of subjects that directly effect your revenue and we are always looking for questions or topics for discussion, … Continue reading Hello World!
Role – Provide in-depth program analysis & recommendations Situation – State’s largest multi service Non Profit provider 8 locations over a large region Multiple years of exceeding budgeted expenses Requested a Cost Benefit Analysis & Operational Effectiveness assessment on key components of program Methodologies – Utilize our M.O.R.E.© Assessment Program to focus on People & Operations … Continue reading Non Profit Sector
Role – Director’s level in Contract Management Agreement Situation – Client goals were to transform Dept. from traditional to “trend setting” service style with no turnover or bad Public Relations (internal & external) Client wanted to reduce costs while increasing revenue in all department cost centers Methodologies – Improvement needed in all 4 key … Continue reading Corporate America