Research suggests that most first-time CFOs have never previously been involved in strategy and struggle to make a significant impact during their first few roles. You may be an expert in financial planning and accounting but lack experience in developing and implementing the strategic plans.
Well-respected CFOs are involved in their company’s strategic planning process from start to finish. Their opinions command authority and respect during the strategy formation; they document the required actions across each milestone; and they ensure the successful delivery of the business plan.
Conversely, less experienced CFOs are often excluded from the strategic planning process, feeling left out of key discussions and struggling to influence outcomes. This can easily devalue your role, weaken your board-level impact and stagnate your future career trajectory.
The GrowCFO Strategy Programme gives you the knowledge, skills and toolkits to confidently position yourself as the co-pilot to your CEO. It helps elevate you into an influential leader who plays a significant role in developing, documenting, and implementing your company’s strategy.
The GrowCFO Strategy Programme allows you to design your ideal tailored plan from the following items:
Market-leading Strategy Software
Our software solution enables you to formulate your strategic plan, clearly communicate it to your business, and successfully deliver each component
Formulate a plan
Be guided through simple modules expertly created to help you build the right plan for your business. Access tried and tested tools, real-life strategy examples and intelligent suggestions to take the pain out of strategic planning.
- Tailored strategy templates
- Strategy tools to craft your plan
- Real-world examples across most sectors
- Strategic objective, goal and metric builder
Communicate it clearly
Now sing it from the rooftops! Make sure everyone in your company knows the plan and is behind it. Keep them engaged and in the loop with highly captivating, effortless communications using automated updates.
- Automated visuals
- Strategy message feed
- Timely notifications
- Automated updates
Nail the execution
It’s time for action. Easily turn your strategic plan into actionable objectives, tasks and checklists by using task management tools to assign owners, to-do lists and progress trackers against each component of your strategy.
- Reporting dashboards
- Strategic task management
- Clear ownership and accountability
- Flexible task views
Popular Strategy Templates
Our popular templates help fast track your strategy formation, documentation and implementation throughout each significant phase of your company life cycle
Creating a plan for scaling your company is essential during any growth strategy to identify your key infrastructure investments, deliver your revenue targets and ensure that your business continues to thrive as it grows into a much larger and more complex organization.
The Growth Strategy template provides a blueprint of the main activities required to:
- Define objectives and measure progress
- Prioritize your infrastructure investments
- Finance your growth initiatives
- Identify your target customers
- Develop your value proposition
- Create a sales and marketing plan
International markets offer hugely lucrative opportunities to most businesses and typically play a huge role in your growth ambitions. You will need a compelling strategy to successfully land in each new market and capture strong market share throughout your main products.
The Internationalization Strategy template presents the key activities required to:
- Thoroughly research each new territory
- Set up your local business operations
- Develop a localized marketing strategy
- Create a strong local brand
- Build a solid team to capture the market
- Measure, track and adjust your approach
Most shareholders, investors and management incentive schemes are targeting a successful future sale of your business that provides a life-changing reward. It is essential that you build a robust strategy to maximize the value of your company to potential acquirers.
The Exit Planning Strategy template outlines the common activities required to:
- Optimize growth rates
- Streamline your business model
- Mitigate each of your risks
- Simplify your legal structure
- Prepare for the deal process
- Maximize your company value
Are you ready to develop your strategy skills?
Join us at the next GrowCFO Strategy Bootcamp
The bootcamp takes you through the strategy programme in a series of daily workshops over the course of a week.
You learn about developing and communicating a strategy for your own business and document that strategy using the GrowCFO strategy software.
By the end of the week you will have an outline strategy for your business you can share and build upon with the rest of your leadership team and a strategy map you can develop and implement.