Areas of Practice
B+K Initiatives provides consulting and strategic planning services for small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to improve, enhance, or completely change their avenues for success. Our sweet spot is when clients are facing transition or transformation. We perform a thorough review of the enterprise infrastructure and current goals. Then we work with you to develop competitive strategies and operational plans that are based on a value-driver approach and industry best practices - to achieve extraordinary results.
The small to mid-sized enterprise marketplace is a competitive frontier that requires broad business knowledge and experience to be successful. B+K Initiatives has that knowledge and experience.
We offer a balance of business, operational, marketing, and financial strengths with clear execution tactics and built-in problem-solving contingencies.
We help you answer the tough questions such as, "can our present work force incorporate new technology into the organization, without a set back in production or output"? - "How do we capitalize on our number one asset - the intellectual capital of our organization"? And most importantly, “how do we structure a plan that ensures we achieve our desired outcome and long-term impact”?
Our holistic approach will help any company become more successful and valuable.
Our process may include:
Conducting a Feasibility Study
Assessing Industrial and Consumer Markets
Evaluating Manufacturing or Production Capabilities
Determining Management Efficiencies
Developing a Comprehensive Business Plan
Initiating Partnerships and Affiliations
Sourcing and Securing Investment Capital
With decades of experience helping hundreds of clients in the area of business strategy, you can maximize value and minimize costs by outsourcing part or all of this process to us.
Leveraging our expertise at B+K Initiatives. Fill out the form or give us a call today. Hundreds of CEOs and executives have relied on us to help them make their vision a reality. We stand ready to help you, too.
Successful executives know how effective it can be to streamline and continually improve their processes and team performances. Many organizations are putting more focus on their internal workings instead of focusing solely on output and sales to improve top line results. Ultimately performance improvement will optimize your bottom line results.
Performance improvement consulting helps enterprises become more efficient and productive. After analyzing production processes, procedures, and aspects of the work environment, we work with you to design, develop and implement strategies to optimize performance improvement.
At B+K Initiatives, we focus on results for each client. We develop methods for you, so you can accurately measure results.
Once our clients are armed with the data-driven metrics necessary to effectively monitor performance improvement, they can begin to realize incremental impacts of their human and organizational capital.
Call us or fill out the form so we can contact you for an introductory conversation about your performance improvement objectives.
Increase Growth - Market Share
Our methodology incorporates a multi-staged approach, in which we gain an understanding of your business, the needs you have for change and growth, and the long-term goals for continued success.
We examine your true potential for increasing market share and product life cycles. We are experts who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of market assessments and commercialization strategies.
Our engagements can be brief and limited to the assessment and strategy development, or we can extend the engagement to include oversight as the strategy is implemented throughout your enterprise. We have rich expertise in business development, marketing, sales, distribution, licensing and partnering.
If increasing growth and expanding market share is your vision, engage us to exploit your core assets and maximize your growth potential.
Increase Enterprise Value
All enterprises, regardless of size, should constantly increase their value. Small to Medium-sized enterprises require innovation to stay vibrant in an ever-changing marketplace. Technology is not limited to test tubes and wires or to sophisticated apparatuses. Technology also includes processes that improve the operation of the organization.
Increasing enterprise value can involve --
Consideration of changes in management style
Reduction of redundant processes which adversely affect productivity
Expanding your organization's existing research and development expertise through the hiring of new employees
Training and developing your human capital
Aligning with other organizations for joint ventures or research projects
Acquisition of technology through licensing agreements or purchase of another organization's intellectual property assets
Whatever your need, or the methodology employed, B+K Initiatives is your partner to assess and facilitate a successful initiative for improving or enhancing your enterprise value. It starts with an initial conversation.
Whether through technology transfer or internal development, B+K Initiatives specializes in converting inventions, innovative products, and technological processes into marketable products or services and profitable business enterprises.
At any stage, whether during concept, design, laboratory-test, prototype, manufacture or marketing stage - B+K Initiatives can assist in developing or expanding the commercial application of your technologies and distribution of your products.
We assess whether changes or new technology will require capital investment in plant and equipment or simply require retooling or training of existing personnel.
Intellectual property (such as patents, trademarks, documentation and technology) is protected.
B+K Initiatives can also link enterprises to more than 600 Federal Laboratories, universities, government agencies, private industry and capital sources, in the transfer and commercialization of technology.
Increase Profitability - ROI
Our planning methodology will provide the organizational tool to increase profitability, through the multi-layered approach that utilizes a logic model foundation.
A Logic Model – A model (often linear) that illustrates the rationale behind the need for change, evaluates the potential resources, activities and requirements, outputs, desired outcomes and long-term impacts. Particular attention is made to ensuring that the outcomes and impacts are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and time-bound.
Multiple stages of the development process include:
Research – Investigate external stresses including socio-political perceptions, economic conditions and competitive factors. Document state of the industry practices. Identify and benchmark leading performers.
Analysis – Determine the feasibility of concepts, the competency and sustainability of the organization or enterprise. Examine the internal practices as compared to external stresses to determine opportunities for change.
Strategy – Development of a comprehensive system that integrates the structure, the approach, the methodologies and the tactics for the accomplishment of goals and objectives.
Planning – Conversion of strategies into predictable plans for marketing and public relations, sales, operations, quality assurance, customer service and fiscal accountability.
Performance – Evaluation and measurement of the plan execution according to vision.
Executive Coaching – Providing a unique perspective on the challenges and benefits of leadership through a community of interest.
Capital Sourcing – Locating capital from venture markets, investors, equity, or institutional sources.
Talk to us about your vision for increasing profitability. We can talk about specific outcomes and target goals in an initial consultation.
Commercialize new products
Beyond the market assessment, B+K Initiatives identifies potential partners that have research, engineering, testing, manufacturing and distribution capabilities. Our network is broad, and making key business connections is one of our core strengths.
We can represent you in developing relationships for negotiating licenses, contracts, agreements and investments.
Third party representation can increase your credibility, especially when backed by a thorough market assessment and commercialization plan, which we can conduct and develop for you.
If you are planning to commercialize new products, call on us. We can help accelerate the timelines and get your new products to market faster and easier, with less risk.