Is your organization moving in the right direction?
Do you have a realistic growth strategy for the next 3-4 years?
Are management and staff all rowing in the same direction?
Are marketing and sales working with each other, or against?
Is technology an asset or a liability at your firm?
Ground Floor Partners
provides strategic advisory consulting services to growing small and middle market businesses and non-profit organizations worldwide. Clients range from promising start-ups with one or two partners to established companies with hundreds of employees.
At Ground Floor Partners, we focus on business fundamentals: developing and nurturing your core strengths, building a deep understanding of your customer needs, understanding and combating competitive threats, designing sound business processes, and fine-tuning your operations to minimize waste and maximize efficiency. We always take a disciplined, holistic view, so we often see problems and opportunities others might miss. Our ultimate goal is to help your organization grow bigger, faster, and better. And we always work in a collaborative fashion, with plenty of opportunities for dialog and feedback.
- Market/Competitor Research and Analysis
- Marketing Planning
- Strategy Consulting / Strategic Planning
- Business Plan Consulting
- Feasibility Studies
- Operations Consulting
- Due Diligence for business buyers and investors
A feasibility study should be always completed before launching any major new project, investment or venture. It serves a critical function in independently evaluating a plan or planned course of action, taking a fresh look at the assumptions behind it, the risks it faces and its chances of success.
No successful company can survive and grow without a well researched and clearly articulated strategy.
Success in any business requires that you communicate the essence of the business in a clear and compelling way to investors, strategic partners, key management personnel and others.
When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time.
You've decided you need a business plan, but you've been struggling so much with it that you're ready to drop the whole thing. Now may be the time to ask yourself: should I complete the plan by myself or should I hire a consultant? If you decide to hire a consultant, what skills and qualifications should you look for? What services should they provide? Finally, how much should you expect to pay? Let's explore the answers.
Although there are many variations, there are really only a few realistic exit strategies for most business owners. Most strategies only make sense for certain classes of business, so for any given business, even fewer options are viable.
You’ve decided you want to either invest in or buy a privately held company. You’ve researched the company, the market, the management team, and their products. You’ve decided to make an offer.
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Your customers can help you unlock the true potential of your business. Knowledge is power, and talking to your customers can help you gain essential knowledge about your markets and competition, maintain and defend your positioning within your industry, and spot new opportunities for growth