Through the GrowFL System for Integrated Growth (SIG), business leaders gain access to just-in-time expertise — wherever a company needs it most. SIG addresses issues impacting growth for second-stage business owners, including internal issues such as human resources, fiscal management, operations, as well as external issues that focus on exploring new markets, preparing to export, sales, and supply chain. The goal is to provide CEOs with Fortune 500-level data, information, and best practices that many times may be too costly to access on their own.
Are you struggling to scale your company? Like many second-stage business owners, you may be noticing systems that once served you well are starting to show cracks — or that you need new skills and information to continue to grow profitably. The GrowFL System for Integrated Growth (SIG) protocol addresses issues that impact your growth, whether they are internal or outside the walls of your company. For example, SIG can help you:
SIG is delivered virtually through a SWAT team of business experts, a series of phone calls and a secure, online portal so you never need to leave your office. The SWAT team doesn’t dictate a particular course of action, but provides best practices and valuable data to help you better manage and grow your company. Experts in their respective fields, specialists operate under the guidance of the Edward Lowe Foundation, a national expert on second-stage companies. SIG is ideal for companies at pivotal points: For example, even though your company is growing, you may feel overwhelmed — you don’t know what you don’t know. You may need to build a senior management team, but lack employees with in-depth
knowledge in certain areas. Or you may be running on all cylinders and ready to take that next step towards increased sales and new markets. Whatever your situation, SIG can provide expertise for continued success.
To participate companies must:
Fees — The cost of the program is $7,500, however there are grants that can cover approximately 50% of the cost, depending on funding availability. Contact GrowFL to determine eligibility. Time commitment — 8-12 hours spread over approximately two to three months.
Focus areas — HR (recruiting and retention as well as compliance), operations and supply chain, accounting and finance, global trade, sales and marketing, succession planning, secondary market research, online marketing and customer prospecting.
Logistics — The program kicks off with a call between the CEO and a SIG team leader to clarify your company’s greatest needs. Next, you talk with SIG specialists to dive deeper into those pain points. Specialists then prepare their deliverables and schedule follow-up calls to walk you through those materials. Finally, the team leader conducts a debriefing call before wrapping up the engagement.
With over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in research, corporate strategy, marketing, advertising, product management, and media planning uniquely qualifies her to apply it in an actionable way to your business. Stephanie has applied her skills in marketing and research across a wide range of industries: banking, real estate, manufacturing, utilities, retail, healthcare, arts, non-profit, sports, and entertainment. In her career, she has held positions as a group product manager, research analyst, corporate strategist, media planner, account supervisor, director of advertising, account planner, and director of research and planning. Her research and planning expertise has directly contributed to enhanced business performance for a wide range of brands and businesses.