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Business management: putting tools at the service of strategy

Managing a company, optimising its operations and improving its performance is the daily task of the manager.

When an owner undertakes an exceptional operation, such as an acquisition or the transfer of his company, he may have the reflex to seek external advice. The same is true if he is facing specific difficulties, particularly in terms of cash flow. Why then deprive yourself of the expertise of professionals for your main task: managing your business.

Every day, every hour, the company director's main concern and priority objective is to improve the performance of his company, to increase its profitability and to optimise its margins.

However, very often, the manager of a small business is first and foremost a professional in his or her sector of activity, who has become self-taught in business management. And while knowledgeable and efficient day-to-day management is undoubtedly one of the keys to the success and sustainability of a company, it seems particularly difficult for an owner to admit his or her shortcomings or weaknesses in this area, which is by definition the one he or she should master best.

Business management is an activity almost like any other: it is by its tools that one recognises a good professional.

The right tools make the right manager

Comitatus supports you in two of the most important stages of the process of formalising and optimising the organisation and management of a company.

The first step is always the discovery of the company's activity, its environment, its organisation and the objectives of its manager.

In this field, as in many others, the only valid solution is indeed tailor-made; ready-made packaged solutions cannot be an acceptable answer.

The way in which value is created differs in each sector of activity, and even in each company within the same sector of activity. Where some will be looking at cash flow, others will be looking at inventory levels or gross operating margins.

Our first task is therefore to define, in agreement with the manager, the few indicators that he absolutely needs to optimise the steering and management of his company.

Identify key indicators

Once these key values have been defined, we look for the tools that are best suited to our client's needs and resources. Many factors must be taken into account: the number of indicators to be obtained, the number of factors that must be taken into account in order to construct relevant indicators, the number of people who must be able to access all or part of the tools, the manager's working habits, and sometimes even the computer tool (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) that he or she wishes to use first.

We then accompany the manager in the learning phase of the handling of these tools, both so that he can quickly draw the information necessary for the management and monitoring of the company, but also to define the actions and decisions that can be taken in light of these indicators to improve the performance of his company.

Don't think that it takes a lot of time and energy!

We organise our interventions so that the time and transfer of the use of the tools and our know-how are facilitated. This is also one of our strengths.

Once they have mastered the various uses of the tools we have helped them implement, managers can finally concentrate on their mission: defining and implementing the most profitable strategy for their company. They save a lot of time and money on all the operations they used to have to carry out to obtain useful indicators before they could think of using them.

Do you think you have the right tools for your business management?


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