Strategy and Company Growth

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This post was submitted by Capstone Senior Vice President Wes Teague: Are we living in a period of paradox, or under a new paradigm? Interest rates are at all-time lows (and have been for a sustained period); many corporate coffers are flush with unused (and unearning) cash; trillions of investment dollars are on the sidelines […]

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Capstone Webinar: Finding Opportunity for Growth in Tough Times CPE Credit Awarded Thursday, April 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar. David will focus on where you can find opportunity for growth in the toughest economy in a generation.  His main […]

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I recently had the opportunity to drive over 1,500 miles over a five-day span throughout the southeastern US.  Two things stood out to me during my drive.  One was the number of shuttered motels, empty and fenced-in distribution centers, and vacant storefronts in small towns and strip centers.  All glaring examples of the on-going economic […]

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With the shaky economy, I am constantly hearing clients talk about how to get through the tough times now.  While this is obviously a valid concern, I caution them not to forget about the future – specifically future demand. Future demand is king for reasons that are self-evident, once you pause to think about it. […]

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At Capstone, we talk a lot about “company DNA”. It’s a big focus when we are at the early strategic stage with a new client.  At the outset, we encourage them to ask themselves, “What’s our DNA?” The company DNA cannot be read off a nicely worded mission statement hanging in your reception area. It […]

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I once had a client that made fish products for manufacturers who in turn created packaged delicacies for the end consumer. My client was tempted at one stage to drift into making consumer products themselves. But they had absolutely no experience or competence in this area. It seemed just a step away, but actually there […]

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Here’s one principle that Capstone lives by in its work with growing clients. Before you go buying someone else’s company, be sure you fully understand your own. This requires asking a few simple but powerful questions, such as: “What is your core competency?” Companies, like people, often have mistaken ideas about where they truly excel. […]

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