From success to significance:
we can help you not just grow, but SCALE!
StarBlaze Business Solutions exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small.
Our consulting is smart, nimble, and above all, understanding what drives organizational growth and performance. We change and challenge the mindsets and behaviors by digging deep to pinpoint exactly what strategies you need to grow your business today!
Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful.
OUR CONSULTING APPROACH
DISCOVER AND ARTICULATE THE BUSINESS BASELINE
DESIGN, EXECUTE AND IMPLEMENT OPTIMISED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
INTEGRATE AND LEAD
GOVERN AND MANAGE SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONAL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
We design unique business solutions which:
Creates Competitive Advantage
Builds capabilities and mobilizes organizations
Provides opportunities for personal growth
Challenges Convention and Disrupts Markets
Boosts Business Performance
Scales and Sustains Business Growth
STRATEGY & VALUE CREATION
Economic uncertainty, the war for talent and ever-emerging technologies have fundamentally changed the business landscape.
Winning in this environment takes two things:
1.strategic insights into how the world is likely to change, and
2.the ability to create value from those insights before the game changes again.
Defining your organizational purpose and strategy is not a creative-writing exercise and achieving new ways of working often requires more than simply an overhaul of your operating model.
In addition to understanding your organizational purpose, we
update your business model,
align your leadership team,
optimize your financial function to be able to report and analyze performance in the future,
get your operational processes as efficient as possible, and
help you identify the technology and digital solutions to keep you ahead of the pack.
From leadership alignment to growth objectives, we help you map out – and implement – strategies that empower your people to scale your business. There is an opportunity to grow sales and improve your market position in this apparent chaos, but it’s hard-won.
INNOVATION PRODUCT STRATEGY
What separates the best from the rest? A world-class innovation system that is strategy-led, internally consistent, and adaptable enough to drive serial success through an ongoing innovation journey. Digital disruption is changing the way we work, live and play. Innovation is critical, but it’s hard. Digital and data are requiring even the strongest innovators to continually master new capabilities and develop faster and more agile processes.
Our approach is strategy-led, biased toward action, and agile and spans innovation in consumer product and business-to-business domain or innovating at the level of the product, service or business model. By acting as facilitators of your next innovation and technology transformation, we’ll ensure the path we pursue addresses your underlying business problem and produces measurable, sustainable business improvement.
The transformative power of innovative digital technology solutions drives efficiency, helps your people work together more effectively, and may even help you uncover new business models and revenue streams. While the promise is real, too many organizations rush into designing a new solution when they should really take a step back and ask, “what are we trying to accomplish?”
Achieving maximum impact and value from investments in finance, supply chain and IT operations requires a holistic view of key business functions from strategy through process design and technology enablement.
We help you break down your Strategic Growth Plan into the required future-state product features and capabilities within the Enterprise Platform. This will establish a product development prioritization pipeline, from which the IT projects are managed end-to-end from conceptual design to software development to physical implementation.
ACQUISITION & POST-MERGER INTEGRATION
Bringing a strategy to life – and accelerating value creation – often requires new skills, expended market access, and stopping some things while starting others. Transactions are a key lever, but more than half of deals destroy value. What does it take to unlock potential?
The fusion of two or more companies is an inflection point in their shared history. Bringing together two organizations, each with its own processes, structure, culture, and management – is profoundly complex.
To succeed, a PMI must achieve four fundamentally different objectives:
1. Maintain momentum in the ongoing businesses
2. Maximize and accelerate synergies and value creation
3. Build the organization and align the cultures to drive the new company forward
4. Use the combined capabilities to advance the company’s competitive position
When companies and cultures come together, fresh challenges are sure to arise. Every merger or acquisition has a significant impact on and opportunity to enhance business performance. Execute poorly and you’ll struggle with wheel-spinning decision making, operations that sputter, processes that don’t quite work, and employees who live with the challenges of inefficiency and cultural friction every day of their work lives.
We help our clients succeed by combining deep industry and business strategy knowledge with comprehensive value delivery capabilities and expertise, thus accelerating and maximizing value creation throughout the deal and the PMI process.
FINANCE FUNCTION OPTIMIZATION
& DIGITAL ENABLEMENT
Macroeconomic instability, radically new business models, and fast-changing consumer demand are just some of the forces reshaping the corporate landscape. The role of the finance function can no longer focus solely on forecasting and preparing financial reports and analysis. It must broaden its reach to extract valuable data insights that can inform business decisions and then collaborate with leaders throughout the organization to translate those insights into action. We work with CFOs and their teams to reach finance function excellence.
The new imperatives for the finance function require a tricky balance.
CFOs must drive transformation within the finance organization, developing new structures, mindsets and ways of working. But they will continue to feel the pressure to meet the short-term goals of producing quarterly reports, attending weekly budget meetings, and staying on top of shifts in regulations – all of which take time away from the task of achieving broader financial excellence.
& PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Our expertise helps you to not only articulate but also implement your strategic projects and ensure that you realize its value for your people and profits. Priority strategic initiatives need to be protected from the day-to-day and formally project managed and tracked on a shared performance dashboard.
The most effectively planning approaches emulate 4 best practices and deliver strategies with 4 essential characteristics:
1. Explore strategy at multiple time horizons: The long, medium and short term needs to be addressed individually. Each demands different goals, stakeholders, and rhythms – and none should be ignored
2. Reinvest and stimulate the strategic dialogue regularly
3. Engage the board organization and beyond to help avoid groupthink, boost preparedness and responsiveness, and lead to better strategy execution
4. Execution and monitoring: Clear communication is essential, but so ins an action-oriented mindset supported by the right capital allocation, organization and metrics.