Our research shows that most companies need to review, and possibly renew, their business models.
Here are some suggestions from our own experts on the areas that you might wish to table:
Review those made when the model was last discussed – are they still valid or do you need to revise them?
Is it too internal or on the right customers?
Are you satisfying the needs of an ever more value conscious, more demanding market?
What changes do you need to make to ensure competitiveness of your product/service offering?
Are you in the right markets, product/service/geographic – are there new growth opportunities to be exploited?
What new technologies might you use to kick-start growth?
What M&A opportunities exist? eg from competitors in distress.
How have your competitors responded to the downturn?
Have they focused more on innovation and growth than pure cost-cutting?
6 Funding structure
Is it still appropriate or are there alternatives available?
How flexible is your organisation in adapting to the changes brought about by the recession?
Could you source supplies from a lower cost country?
Are outsourcing options available?
8 Financial performance
How cash generative is your business?
Where could you improve margins?
Have you identified surplus costs?
What opportunities exist to improve your operational efficiency?
Are you acquiring, identifying and nurturing the best people?
Do you have the right leadership and people in place to take your strategy forward?
How are you protecting relationships with customers, staff, suppliers, stakeholders?
Are you communicating transparently to them?