Strategy Development Process

The SBTDC uses a proven four-step process for developing and implementing strategies that reduce the planning time and increase opportunities for growth.

  1. Gather Data & Information
    • What we do
      Help you better understand what affects your organization
      • Internally
      • Externally
    • How we do it
      Help you acquire and interpret data from:
      • Market & industry research
      • Financial analysis
      • Competitor analysis
      • Needs assessment
  2. Develop Strategies
    • What we do
      Help you develop effective management plans that:
      • Identify opportunities & threats
      • Capitalize on strengths
      • Minimize weaknesses
    • How we do it
      Facilitate the creation of a plan that:
      • Incorporates data
      • Gauge the current situation
      • Checks assumptions
      • Determines key results
  3. Deploy Strategies
    • What we do
      Help turn strategies into actions that address:
      • Budgets
      • Steps to be taken
      • Timelines
      • Review of progress
    • How we do it
      Facilitate the creation of relevant action plans that address:
      • Leadership
      • Communication
      • Motivation
      • Change
  4. Evaluate Results
    • What we do
      Help monitor performance over time comparing:
      • Actual measured results
      • Desired plan outcomes
    • How we do it
      Help conduct and evaluate research from different perspectives:
      • Customers
      • Financial
      • Internal processes
      • Employees