In a rapidly changing digital economy, long-term survival demands disruptive innovation. But it takes the right support systems to get those disruptions to market. Do you have the right support? The right culture?
Take this mini audit to see how your organization rates on its innovation management and its ability to:
identify key opportunities to create a culture and climate that encourages agility,
engages internal stakeholders, and
systematically develops and productizes new ideas.
For over 10 years Stratford Managers has been helping organizations revitalize existing product lines and get new ones to market faster through effective innovation management. This mini innovation audit was developed to get you thinking about how you're systemizing innovation and if you're developing: people, culture, innovation strategy while implementing management, tools, processes and governance for ideas.
Mergers and Acquisitions are a key lever to propel your company’s growth and exceed the competition on economic performance. Based on years of experience, we’ve put together an M&A check list that covers the key “plays” that Stratford uses on every successful M&A.
If a merger or acquisition is on your company’s horizon, you may find the check list helpful in developing your own M&A playbook which can:
support better decision-making,
improved implementation speed,
improved success rate and
realize value derived from the deal.
Leveraging our business expertise, Stratford has been helping organizations like yours get the most from their business and their M&A transactions for over 10 years. We hope you'll find this check list useful - we know our clients have!
CANADIAN TRADEMARK LAW CHANGES ACTIONABLE ITEMS TO HELP YOU PREPARE
Sweeping changes to Canadian trademark law are coming into force on June 17, 2019, that could impact your organization financially or legally. Now is a good time to identify registrable trademarks and to proactively review your trademark portfolio. We’ve put together this document to help educate you on trademarks and provide you with actionable steps that can be taken before these changes take effect!
IGNITE YOUR BUSINESS INSIGHTS COLLECTED BY CEOs for CEOs
The reality is if you, as CEO, are not urgently planning and then executing to drive Growth greater than the markets you are in, you need to start. Time is never on your side. You need to pull the kindling together and light that spark…Now!
In an attempt to capture and share some of the wisdom he's gained over his 30 years in CEO/President positions and pass on the knowledge gained from the CEOs he's worked with, Mike Pascoe has written a series of blog posts on the subject of Igniting Growth. This playbook will provide simple, easy-to-implement insights/ideas that Mike's had the privilege to see working in various organizations.
NOTE: This playbook is still under construction, but the blog series supporting the playbook are starting to become available. Sign-up early and we'll send you the playbook once it's available.
For 10 years, we’ve been working with organizations to build, protect and get the full value out of their intellectual property. With our unique blend of IP and business expertise we’ve noticed that organizations tend to make the same mistakes causing:
costly or irreversible errors
missed business opportunities
lost investment dollars
Innovation is our passion, and we’d hate to see anyone lose out on their innovation investments through IP mismanagement, so we thought we’d share with you the 15 Common Mistakes When it Comes to IP Strategy.
This online self-assessment tool is the light version of our Stratford Business Assessment and is an excellent introduction into understanding the drivers of your enterprise value. You’ll start by answering a handful of questions, and when you’re done we’ll tell you what your business could be worth, where you can grow, and your strengths as a profit-generating machine.
GET INSIGHTS INTO:
#1 | The potential worth of your business
#2 | The untapped value trapped by weak operations
#3 | Benchmarks against your peers
#4 | Red Flags and threats to growth and value
#5 | How you compare to industry best practices
#6 | Strategies and changes focused on the long term goals to drive business value
As part of a growing companies strategy, there are many hours and dollars focused on attracting new clients to continue reaching new levels of achievement. But there is also much to be said about focusing on current customers to grow your business.
Here are some tips to help you create more repeat customers with minimal marketing effort.
GET INSIGHTS INTO:
#1 | Harnessing the Power of Customer Touch Points #2 | The Ascent of Marketing #3 | Creating Fans #4 | Becoming Clear & Comfortable with Your Target Market