Financial support and resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Strategic Planning for Small Business

Learn how to build a successful strategy

COVID-19: You can count on us for proven strategies that are adapted to the current reality and can be implemented remotely.

A strong strategic plan helps you protect and strengthen your position in the marketplace by aligning your management team behind one vision.

Your strategic planning coach can help you lay the strategic foundation of your company’s future state and take the first steps toward implementing your strategy.

Strategic planning for small business will help you:

  • learn the fundamentals of strategic planning;
  • get your employees on the same page;
  • guide your progress with a strategic roadmap and related action plan; and
  • establish a culture of three-step thinking within your company.

Here is our three-step coaching process for building a solid strategic foundation:

1. Discover

We meet with you to understand your business and objectives. During this phase, we discuss:

  • the project objectives;
  • your business’ current state;
  • the strategy workbook;
  • BDC’s coaching process.

2. Develop

Together, we plan a strategic planning workshop with your team, which will be facilitated by your BDC coach. During the workshop, we’ll define your company’s:

  • Vision
  • Values
  • Value proposition
  • Strategic objectives/priorities

We will then facilitate another workshop with your leadership team to foster collaboration and ensure alignment. We will work on your high-level implementation schedule, roles and responsibilities.

3. Deliver

Our experts will coach you on implementing one of your strategic priorities in detail and provide you with a strategic roadmap summarizing your business strategy, action plan, implementation chart, and highlights from our last two coaching sessions.

Lyle and Lisa Brown

We wanted to make sure that we were growing in a smart way. BDC’s strategic planning exercise gave us an invaluable, external perspective on our business to ensure we were on the right path.