• Why Hire a Strategic Planning Consultant?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Successful enterprises across the globe have leveraged on the vast experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of a strategic planning consultant that is capable of working with senior leadership on strategic execution: been there, done that.  This effort is a cornerstone of gaining competitive advantage and thriving in highly competitive marketplaces. An effective strategic planning consultant helps …Read More

    This entry was posted in Anti-Strategy, Exit Planning and Transition, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, on November 8, 2016
  • Utilizing Continuous Improvement Tools at the Business Level  

    Preparing for a Downturn

    There have been many articles written about continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, but there isn’t a lot of information and understanding about the use of continuous improvement tools at the business level: including the ones that purportedly have continuous improvement or Six Sigma programs in place.  In many of the organizations that we work in, when you speak to business process leaders about continuous improvement they …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Strategic Execution, on September 13, 2016
  • Do You Need an Exit Strategy for Yourself?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    One of Group50’s specialties is Exit and Transition Planning.  As we talk with business owners, we remind them that there are two strategies that need to be developed for a successful exit or transition

    1. Your personal strategy
    2. A business strategy that supports it

    All business owners and professionals like yourself recognize that there is another life after they exit and what that looks like needs to be considered carefully.   All of us plan on retiring, but what does retirement mean in today’s world?  The answer to that question will …Read More

    This entry was posted in Exit Planning and Transition, on September 1, 2016
  • Doing Business in Mexico: Mexico’s Legal System

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Mexico’s legal system is a result of the 1910 revolution and the subsequent promulgation of its Federal Constitution on February 5, 1917. Although historically influenced by the legal systems of Spain, France, and the United States, Mexico has been able to structure and maintain a distinct legal system that incorporates truly unique Mexican components. Mexico’s legal system is a civil law system but not as it exists in other civil law countries.

    Patterned after the United States, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on August 31, 2016
  • The Pro-Business Mexican Government – Mexico as a Business Partner

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Intro:  Group50 and ProMexico have partnered together to bring to our readers more insight into the advantages of Mexico as a business partner.  The following article is the first in a series of articles on Mexico, written by Juan Carlos Briseño, ProMexico’s Los Angeles Trade Commissioner

    Mexico:  A country savoring the moment, the niche, the current global trends and the “attractiveness” of a country with the proper human power, operational costs, proximity, innovation and trade agreements.  Yet it is crucial to add formal, professional promotion, facilitation and guidance in order to capitalize on Mexico’s endless business opportunities.

    The good news for Mexico:  Its Federal Government has understood this.  …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, on August 7, 2016
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