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:
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.
To get started you can click on the link below to register. A GrowFL representative will contact you and review the program, grant funding options and potential outcomes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Karins Engineering Group
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.
The GrowFL CEO Roundtable program helped to educate us tools such as market strategy and business planning to bring us up to date,” Crews said. “From there, I worked with market research through GrowFL’s Strategic Research program to understand the marketplace. We looked at industries that are applicable to my technology and their growth rates. GrowFL helped me build a business plan, conduct competitive analysis and secure target customer lists. Now we have diversified into different markets and that’s a big investment for us. Our participation in the GrowFL program has increased sales by 10-20%.
The experience has been phenomenal," Rosenthal said. "I credit a lot of it to our CEO Roundtable Facilitator, Mary Key, who has been excellent to work with. She cares individually about each person and is always sending valuable info and tools to work on. I've gained a tremendous amount of individual growth and tactical tools to make improvements in my business.