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Your Business Growth Model Captured In One Word

Identifying your model to build company worth

The future acquirer of your business will start by learning about your historical financial performance. But equally, or more important to them, will be your future growth potential. A key part of exciting an acquirer is to show them you have a well thought through growth plan that will continue the success of your business for years to come under their ownership. By asking the right questions, you can identify and summarize your company growth strategy in one word.

Ask yourself this question: To accelerate the growth of my business, do I need to expand my market, increase my product/service offering, expand my company visibility to potential customers or improve my business win rate? These are your four options.

Market: expanding your business to serve a broader or new market is one of the four options your company has. If you currently possess a high market share of the current market you serve, growth may have to be found by repositioning your business to serve a larger portion of your current market or jump to a near neighbor market.

Product/Service: adding a new product or service to your portfolio is a viable option for accelerating growth. If you have loyal customers, this may be a ready-made market for you to introduce additional products or services to. And a subset of this growth option is to update your pricing strategy. Developing a new pricing strategy for your current product or service may be a driver of new growth.

Presence: is your company brand and capabilities visible to all the possible customers that have need for your product or service? If there were just two buyers in the market buying your type of product/service and only one of them knew of your company, then your market presence would be just 50%. If you can get your company visible to the second buyer, you would have a meaningful new growth opportunity. Now extrapolate this same concept to your dozens, thousands or millions of customers. What percentage of potential customers are aware your company exists?

Win: this fourth growth option relates to taking steps to increase the success rate your company has when chasing new opportunities. Out of every 10 opportunities your team pursues, how many do you win? If your win rate is low, discuss with your team what steps can be taken to increase it. Your company may not need to invest time and money in new leads, you may just need a better win rate on the work you’re already pursuing.

Growing your business is a complex matter. But with the right planning process, you can identify which of these growth options would best serve your company and help position you with an enabling future growth model that will excite a future acquirer. Give us a call (949.874.0787) and we can give you tips on how to determine which one of these growth options will help you build the worth of your company.

Use Greenpoint Testing to Achieve Your Desired Exit Valuation

It only takes 106 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, to stress test your readiness for a successful exit.

However, these questions require thoughtful commitment to achieve your desired exit valuation.

During this up to hour-long online testing, you'll see questions such as the following.

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Then, complete the Greenpoint questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will reveal any gaps in your planning, pointing to the action steps needed to maximize your desired exit valuation.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Greenpoint results

Stethoscope Frees You to Work On Your Business, Beyond In It

120 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, free you to work ON your business, rather than solely IN your business.

With each question requiring thoughtful commitment to identify opportunities to further your success.

During this up to hour-long digital Q&A, you'll see questions such as the following:

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Complete the Stethoscope questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will expose gaps [if any] in your planning, and tips for future growth, resulting in action steps needed to maximize your thinking as a business leader.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Stethoscope results