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The scale of an enterprise can determine its profitability. Knowing your break-even point and optimal scale can save or generate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

BUSINESS REVIEW

Provides a working snapshot of a business at that point in time and usually includes:

  • Analysis of existing development and marketing processes.
  • Identification of new markets and networks.
  • Develop processes to increase market penetration and diversification.

PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS

  • Improve recording methods.
  • Analyse information to identify high/low productivity.
  • Understand the causes of high/low productivity.
  • Investigate vertical integration and diversification options.
  • Investigate alternative markets/marketing.
  • Economies of scale and breakeven analysis.

FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS

A feasibility analysis is about ensuring decisions are based on sound data, processes and assumptions.

  • Researching market conditions and assumptions.
  • Determining logistics, suppliers and potential technologies.
  • Formulating budgets, cash-flows and financial feasibility.
  • Formulating a project plan.

BIG is not always better. It is important to determine the right scale for your business.

STRENGTHS

List the business advantages, unique and low-cost resources, factors which mean you 'get the sale', what you do best etc.


OPPORTUNITIES

List the chances to improve performance, take advantage of environmental changes etc.

WEAKNESSES

What are your disadvantages, your limitations, what could you do better, what factors lose you sales.


THREATS

List external threats for the business, obstacles you think you will face, what your competitors are doing.