Livingstone - Business Consultants

Solutions for New / Growing Businesses

These solutions give options for learning how to cope with a business’s growth stages and how to identify the priorities a board should address to prepare for that growth. They also provide the basis for separating the board and management roles to gain improved direction and benefit of expertise from a board. These solutions summarise the experience of successful businesses in solving each issue.

Your Board

Boards for young and growing organisations are difficult for founders to utilise initially while they struggle with knowledge of their role, responsibilities and duties which are covered covered in these solutions.

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Image & Values

These solutions assist how to develop and preserve the culture initiated by the founder or owners, throughout the organisation as it grows and expends its staff.

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Why are values and ethical standards important?
What is a board’s role in strategic relationships?
How is confidential information protected?

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Values & Ethical Standards Policy
Strategic Relationships Policy
Confidentiality of Information Policy

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Planning Your Direction

Boards come into their own for young and growing organisations when the founders seek a breadth of experience in strategic direction which is often essential for escaping the early demise of most start ups.

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How is the strategic direction set?
How are long term strategic goals set?
How is the annual plan done?

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Strategic Direction Policy
Strategic Long Term Plan Policy
Annual Plan Policy

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Coping With Risks

Quantifying both the external and internal risks businesses run which the board is responsible for determining how to mitigate is a challenge that these solutions give sound guidance on.

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How is the loss of a key person prepared for?
How is the risk and impact of a key customer or contract loss reduced?

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Loss of Key Person Risk Policy
Loss of Key Customer or Contract Risk Policy

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Board & Manager Interactions

Solutions to how the role of manager can be established and kept separated from the board’s role, while the business grows and the founder or owner is in need of more support in running the business.

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How is a good manager appointment made?
How is a manager’s performance reviewed?
What does a manager report to a board on?
What should a manager be authorised to do?

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Manager Appointment Policy
Manager Performance Policy
Manager Board Reporting Policy
Manager Authorities Policy

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Money Matters

These solutions detail how a board is able to ensure an adequate financial return is achieved for the owners and how to plan for the future levels of finance required in the business.

Solutions covered include:

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How does a Board ensure its funds are safe?
What is the board’s role in financial budgeting?
How does a board control expenditure?
How is capital expenditure approved by a board?

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If you are looking for a particular policy without the training, then simply select the policy you need from the list below.

Security of Funds Policy
Financial Budgeting Policy
Expenditure Control Policy
Capital Expenditure Policy

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