If your company was highly profitable and the undisputed leader in your competitive fieldÂ…that would solve a lot of problems, wouldnÂ’t it? Getting you to that place is the one and only goal of a remarkable consulting company called Visionary Oasis, Inc. headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
(PRWEB) June 25, 2003
If your company was highly profitable and the undisputed leader in your competitive fieldÂ…that would solve a lot of problems, wouldnÂ’t it?
Getting you to that place is the one and only goal of a remarkable consulting company called Visionary Oasis, Inc. headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. TheyÂ’re small and they like it that way, having seven partners spread across the country. Think of them as a "Dream Team" of world-class experts in the vital aspects of what it takes to achieve and then sustain profitable competitive supremacy.
They are competitive advisors to small and mid-size companies who see huge potential in front of them but need independent and expert help in fulfilling that potential. Â“What we donÂ’t want our clients to do,Â” says co-founder Doug Hatfield, Â“is follow the lead of the big corporations we keep hearing about who have tried to lie and cheat their way to profitability and competitive leadership.Â” Adds partner Odoch Hawkins, Â“Once youÂ’ve sold your corporate soul, youÂ’ve lost everything that has value. We show them a much better way where you keep your integrity, do wonderful things for your customers and make money too.Â”
The biggest mistake companies are making, according to the Visionary Oasis team, is that they try to Â“duct tapeÂ” their way to success. Â“They spend a fortune on the latest technology but have to cut back on marketing to pay for it. Many times they are sold the wrong technology so it causes more problems than it solves. Then when sales drop, they run over and try to fix the sales arm. Then they restructure everything to try and cut costs further and end up annoying what customers they do have and discouraging their people. All this craziness without an overall competitive plan.Â”
The key, this Â‘Dream TeamÂ’ insists, is integration and alignment. Hatfield explains: Â“What we do first in laying out a step-by-step competitive strategy, is get a crystal clear picture of where the company stands in relationship to its competitors, the potential of its market, and how efficiently it is organized internally. We look at everything from the spirit of the people who work there to the capabilities of their systems.Â”
This is part of what separates them from other consulting companies who tend to look at single pieces of the puzzle. If you donÂ’t get every dimension of your business in alignment you literally end up working against yourself. Â“Failure is usually a self-inflicted wound,Â” says Ian Percy one of the co-founders and an Organizational Psychologist.
They then work with the companyÂ’s leadership to fashion a comprehensive competitive strategy with each step justified by a factual and measurable Return On Investment analysis. Â“It is unforutnate that so many companies spend huge amounts of money, time and energy with absolutely no idea if it will actually pay off.Â” adds Arnie Kennedy a partner based in California.
So what can they do for you? You might be surprised to learn that they will commit to only one company in any competitive field. If they are already working with one of your competitors, youÂ’re out of luck. That too is different from most consulting companies.
What our clients appreciate most, Hatfield explains, is that they get all of us. We develop long-term relationships based on mutual trust and the clients are not passed down to junior staff Â– which is a good thing because they donÂ’t have any. They work on a fixed fee basis and at times have substantially reduced their fee in exchange for an equity position in the company. Â“We have absolute confidence in our ability,Â” they assert, Â“and we are prepared to share the risk with the client. We travel the road to profitable competitive leadership together.Â”
The scope of their expertise is impressive to say the least. Dave Linnen is one of the best supply chain specialists in the world. George Droll focuses on market driven strategy and technology assessment. Odoch Hawkins knows complex technology like the back of his hand and is a crisis management expert. Arnie Kennedy is renowned in manufacturing circles and the incoming President of APICS the global authority on manufacturing and operations management. Howard Hohnadel is an e-business phenomenon. Doug Hatfield is unmatched in strategic planning, project management and competitive intelligence. And Ian Percy is a master change agent, vision expert and an internationally acclaimed business speaker and author.
One thing they all agree on; Â“When you have purpose and passion in what you do, the profit will be there too Â– to say nothing of the fun!Â” You can contact Visionary Oasis through www. VisionaryOasis. com or call 1-866-502-0030.