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Growing the Biz - Organic Approach

November 14, 2017 / by Mark Brigman posted in Strategic Partnerships

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Organic Approach

Are you interested in growing profits? Of course you are! The real question is, what is the best path for you to take to achieve growth? When we "boil it down," there are three avenues that may take us to "profitville." The three approaches are: organic, acquisition, and partnering. In this blog we will focus on the organic approach and discuss some of the pros and cons to this route.

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Incremental vs Exponential Profit Growth

November 7, 2017 / by Mark Brigman posted in Strategic Partnerships

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All business leaders want their company to "grow." Right? But we all know that profit growth doesn't happen by magic or by chance. Although there are several creative paths available for you to take, achieving growing profits always starts with a commitment of time, energy, and planning to make it happen. Are you committed? 

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Your Business Professor was Wrong

October 31, 2017 / by Mark Brigman posted in Strategic Partnerships

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There is no doubt that technology is changing the way that we do business. The various advancements in technology constantly challenge the status quo and open opportunities to perform tasks faster, easier, and with less cost. The accelerated pace of technology deployment is causing change at warp speed. 
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Does Your Company Have the Capacity to Grow?

October 26, 2017 / by Mark Brigman

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Capacities
 
One of the greatest challenges facing business leaders today is our ability to manage resource constraints. Every business on the planet is resource constrained—period. It does't matter how many billions of dollars in revenue a particular company generate; yes, even that company is resource constrained. The fact that they submit an annual budget to the finance department proves the point.
 
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Concepts - Is it Time to Start Asking "What if...?"

October 24, 2017 / by Mark Brigman

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Concepts

At Fidelis One, we are frequently asked to provide a framework to consider potential avenues for profit growth. One of my favorite tools is the “6 Cs Framework." This tool provides you with six unique lenses to consider your best opportunities for business growth. The 6 Cs elements are: competitors, customers, complements, capabilities, concepts, and capacities. In this blog, we will discuss how the topic of new concepts can lead to profit growth.

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Flaws in Most Negotiation Courses

October 18, 2017 / by Mark Brigman posted in Strategic Partnerships

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How many times do you negotiate in a given day? How often do you seek to find agreement or to influence others? Many of us engage in 100+ negotiations in a normal day. The simple fact is that we negotiate from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed.

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Leverage our Capabilities to Grow

October 17, 2017 / by Mark Brigman posted in Strategic Partnerships

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Capabilities
 
What are the keys to profit growth? What can business leaders work on today that will bring the strongest return-on-investment (ROI) to their company? These are two questions that clients frequently ask us at  Fidelis One.  The process of growing profits starts with understanding the unique capabilities that exist with a company. This blog shares some thoughts around the unique capabilities, both tangible and intangible, that your company can leverage for growth. Capabilities is one of six components that makes up the “6 Cs Framework " that we ask our clients to consider.
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Who Has the Peanut Butter for Your Jelly?

October 12, 2017 / by Mark Brigman

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Complements

At Fidelis One, we are frequently asked to provide a framework to evaluate profit growth opportunities. One of my favorite tools is the “6 Cs Framework." This tool provides six unique lenses to consider your best opportunities for business growth. The 6 Cs elements are: competitors, customers, complements, capabilities, concepts, and capacities. In this blog we will discuss other companies that may complement your products or services.

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Do Your Customers Hold the Keys to Your Growth?

October 10, 2017 / by Mark Brigman

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Listening to Your Customers

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Partner with my Competition? What?

October 5, 2017 / by Mark Brigman

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Have you ever considered partnering with one of your competitors? At Fidelis One, we are frequently asked to provide a framework to consider potential avenues for profit growth. One of my favorite tools is the “6 Cs Framework." This tool provides you with six unique lenses to consider your best opportunities for growth. The 6 Cs elements are: competitors, customers, complements, capabilities, concepts, and capacities. In this blog, let's discuss your competitors.

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