In Business Connect’s April/May edition, Sim Goldblum, CEO of maxpotenti, introduced the ACT Pathway to Sustainable Business GrowthTM – a comprehensive 9-step programme designed specifically for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Sim explains that following the ACT programme can place a business on a reassuring road to sustainable growth, and that one of the most crucial elements is the beginning of the programme:
“The three core stages of this innovative approach – Assess, Connect, Transform – work together as an unwavering compass that guides businesses towards achieving your future aspirations.
“At the heart of the Assess phase lies “Mind the Gap”, which prompts entrepreneurs to take stock of themselves personally and professionally before creating their growth plan. This reflection allows you to identify areas where you can improve on your strengths while addressing weaknesses that may hinder progress in reaching desired outcomes. By regularly assessing oneself through self-evaluation exercises such as these, you can remain focused on what matters most: delivering value to customers consistently over time by providing high quality products/services that meet their needs effectively.
“Overall, “Mind the Gap” serves as a critical first step along the journey towards sustained success within today’s competitive marketplace environment; without it, entrepreneur efforts are likely to be challenged from the start due to lacklustre performance. This can be caused by poor decision-making based on incomplete information about current capabilities relative to those needed for long term prosperity.
“Achieving long term success requires a comprehensive evaluation of your current business standing.
“By examining the key metrics, KPIs and OKRs for your unique business, you can gain valuable insights into areas that need improvement or adjustment. With this information in hand, setting well-structured goals becomes possible – ones which will guide the company towards sustainable growth over time.
“To turn dreams into reality takes more than just having an idea; it also demands careful planning, with specific timelines assigned to each task, along with clear objectives outlined for every stage of development. This approach ensures that “the feasible” is transformed into “the viable” – making even ambitious ideas achievable through hard work and dedication.
“In summary: by conducting thorough evaluations of your status while implementing strategic plans with detailed timelines and assignments, you will have greater chances of achieving lasting successes!
“The final phase of “Mind the Gap” involves creating a 2-3 year plan with eight to ten critical focal points. We’ll support you as you create manageable targets which are fully aligned with your success strategy. For example, if entering new markets are top priorities for you, we’ll help you ensure that all the interconnected processes – from market analysis, sales and distribution, production, people and financial resources – are included, ensuring absolute clarity about where you want to go next.
“This approach fosters transparency among your people, resulting in collective efforts towards achieving common goals. Using the “Mind the Gap” process, you can confidently navigate your way forward, knowing exactly what steps need taking along the journey ahead. “Mind the Gap” is not a quick fix solution but rather an essential foundation for future growth. It helps business owners like you understand your journey while equipping you with the necessary skills that lead to success. With the ACT Pathway to Sustainable Business GrowthTM programme, unlocking this potential has never been more accessible!
“Embrace transformative change today by embarking on this incredible journey of self-discovery, education and skill-building”.
Further insights into the ACT programme will be unveiled in the next few editions of Business Connect Magazine.