Small & Medium Businesses

Small & Medium Businesses

Small and medium-sized businesses often feel they don’t have the luxury of strategic planning – there’s too much to do! Yet strategy for your small business can provide a tremendous opportunity to assess the value of your business and its activities.

Yet, you don’t have to copy the way large corporations do it, and in many ways it’s easier for smaller businesses to do it flexibly. Spindle Consulting can facilitate the development of your strategic direction over a couple of shorter sessions in line with your business needs. This may also work for medium-sized enterprises where it can be difficult to get the necessary people together in one room for a whole day or more.

Why have a strategy?

A strategic direction can help direct your efforts, energy and scarce resources. Without a strategy, you will find staff overloaded with ‘busy’ jobs that don’t add value to the company, and generally spreading yourself, your staff and your business, too thinly to make meaningful progress.

Having a strategy, or direction, helps you to focus on decisions that will add value to your organisation and align with your overall strategy. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle your company is at.

However, even well-designed strategies won’t work unless they are implemented properly, and done so throughout the organisation. Communication is crucial in order for the strategy to exist beyond the beautifully typeset planning document. Spindle Consulting can help develop your unique strategy and facilitate that direction through operations, processes, people & stakeholder management, as well as customer experience.

 

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Associations

Associations

Strategies for Associations need to encompass membership renewal/acquisition opportunities, diversified funding options and governance.

In Australia, associations have been facing lower membership numbers and worsening retention rates for the last couple of decades. They are also subject to legal requirements which can make it difficult to adapt the organisation to societal changes. Associations rely on professionals – in management, ITC, marketing and membership services – rather than the declining number of volunteers that used to pitch in. Consumers also expect professionalism from their associations, and prefer to see value for their fees, rather than simply knowing that they are supporting a representative body.

Spindle Consulting can help associations:

  • analyse governance requirements and board composition
  • review structure, staffing & processes
  • research financial diversification alternatives
  • redefine the association’s relevance and value to members and society

Facilitated Strategic Planning

strategies for associations

Spindle can also facilitate your next strategic planning meeting and support the resulting plan’s implementation.

With over ten years’ of association and not-for-profit experience, Spindle Consulting works with boards to create strategies for overall direction, membership retention and growth, advocacy requirements, communication and process management.

 

Find out more about strategies tailored to your association’s needs and contact Spindle Consulting today, or fill out the form below for a call-back:


 


 

 

 

Healthcare Providers

Healthcare Providers

The market for private healthcare is increasingly competitive.

Whether you are running a sole practice or a multi-disciplinary clinic, consumer choice is blurring the lines between providers and services offered. A strong business strategy for health providers owning or operating their own practice is crucial for defining your niche in the market.

Australian healthcare providers are subject to additional restraints of trade governing advertising, privacy laws and duties of care to patients. Spindle Consulting can work with practice owners to develop strategic solutions suitable to the healthcare business environment, including:

  • Finding your niche in a competitive healthcare market
  • Positioning your practice in the community
  • Building referral networks
  • Diversifying income streams
  • Developing a communications and marketing strategy
  • Enhancing the patient experience
  • Staff management and communications
  • Rejuvenating a mature practice
  • Preparing for retirement/succession

With over ten years’ experience advising health providers on a range of business matters, Spindle Consulting is perfectly placed to provide strategic solutions for your healthcare practice.

Would you like to find out more?

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Start-ups

Start-ups

There are many unknowns for start-ups, and raising the initial capital often requires a solid business plan locked in place. However, start-ups also need flexibility in those early stages because it is more important for the business model to work for the product/service and strategy rather than the other way around.

There are a range of business models that haven’t necessarily made it into mainstream vernacular, so the most suitable model for your business may not always be in a textbook. Spindle Consulting can help you consider alternatives, formulate your requirements and develop a model that will work and grow with you and your company.

Would you like to find out more?

Contact Spindle Consulting today and make time for a chat or book a call-back using the form below: