GrowFL Strategic Research Program

Just-in-time expertise — where your company needs it most

Are you struggling to scale your company? Like many second-stage business owners, you may be noticing systems that once served you well are now starting to show cracks — or that you need new skills and more targeted information in order to continue growing profitably. The Strategic Research Program provides guidance to shore up fundamental areas inside your company — and information to grow sales and achieve higher profits. For example, Strategic Research can help you:

  • Learn how to recruit, retain and develop talented employees.
  • Get a handle on your financial management and understand what your books are telling you.
  • Bring in best practices on supply chain and operations to complement your managers’ working knowledge.
  • Prepare to export — from documentation to identifying global markets and setting up distribution channels.
  • Explore new markets, create prospect lists for those markets, or analyze competitors while addressing your sales and
    marketing process.

Strategic Research is delivered virtually through a series of phone calls and a secure, on-line portal so you never need to leave your office. The Strategic Research SWAT team of specialists don’t dictate a particular course of action. Instead, they provide best practices and valuable market data to help you find relevant solutions to better manage and grow your company. In addition to being experts in their respective fields, Strategic Research specialists operate under the guidance of GrowFL and the Edward Lowe Foundation, which is nationally recognized for serving second-stage growth companies.

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Examples of How We Help

Market Research/Competitive Intelligence

For a company in the financial services industry, GrowFL provided a list of all the companies that had registered as financial services providers within Florida, and explained how to locate these resources in the future. This information provided the company with a large list of prospects to drive sales activities.

Internet & Social Media Strategy/Search Engine Optimization

For a company providing computer software training for a specific niche, GrowFL utilized professional online monitoring tools to produce a report filled with online conversations that were relevant to the company’s industry. This report was made up of information gathered from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other online outlets and contained the message, author, time/date shared, profile link and more. Equipped with this information, the team recommended a participation and thought leadership strategy to increase their company’s visibility and credibility within the market.

Geographic Information Systems

For an agent of a major cellular phone provider, GrowFL provided spatial intelligence about each of the agent’s locations. Through this information, the agent will be able to make better decisions about local marketing efforts by understanding the competitive environment around each store. The agent can also use the information to help locate new stores by looking at locations with similar success characteristics.

Core Strategy Review

For a market research company, GrowFL conducted a review of a business strategy that would transform the company from a niche player to a full-service marketing company. Working directly with the CEO and COO of the company, the team provided recommendations and considerations related to competitive threats, niche market approaches, and phasing of the roll-out.


For a specialty optics manufacturing company, GrowFL provided an introduction to a major aerospace systems integrator. The company was able to parlay the introduction into a prototype order, leading to potential high volume production contract. GrowFL also provided a referral for a process/metrics consultant for a plastics products manufacturer so the company could operationalize strategic objectives. Another referral for a GrowFL client resulted in private investment coaching (angel, venture, mezzanine funding) for the company’s expanding electronics assembly company.

David Karins, founder

Karins Engineering Group

Dr. Nancy Crews, founder

Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.

Eric Rosenthal, CEO