ACTING AS AN "ON CALL" EXECUTIVE COACH, ORA HELPS CEO'S/INDEPENDENT OWNERS/MANAGERS DEVELOP A VISION AND FACE CRITICAL BUSINESS ISSUES RANGING FROM CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT TO BUSINESS STRATEGY FORMULATION

ORA PROVIDES THE CLIENT'S MANAGEMENT TEAM, LEADING EDGE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES THROUGH IN-HOUSE TRAINING WORKSHOPS USING CLIENT BASED PROBLEM CASE STUDIES AND STAFF COLLABORATION

ORA CAN ASSIST YOU IN DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN BY EXAMINING AND ANALYZING ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR EXISTING BUSINESS PLAN UNDER VARIOUS ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS. THE FIRM'S BASIC GENERIC STRATEGY WILL BE AUGMENTED USING TOOLS SUCH AS A "FIVE FORCES" ANALYSIS AS WELL AS THE MORE COMMON "SWOT" ANALYSIS. A "CORE COMPETENCIES" OUTLINE WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR TEAM OWNERSHIP OF THE RESULTANT STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN


AFTER A FREE DIAGNOSTIC REVIEW IS COMPLETED, ORA WILL ACT AS AN "ON CALL" MENTOR, PROVIDING WEEKLY FACE TO FACE, ON-LINE OR TELEPHONIC COUNSELING ON A "PRO-BONO" BASIS.

ONLY IF A FORWARD PROJECT, WITH DEFINED DELIVERABLES IS IDENTIFIED, DOES A WIN/WIN FEE STRUCTURE APPLY. THE CLIENT BEFORE THEN IS ONLY OBLIGATED TO PAY NOMINAL OUT OF POCKET COSTS.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE ENGAGEMENT, ORA WILL USE CLIENT INPUT TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE SITUATION ANALYSIS REPORT WITH OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

ORA'S CASH IS KING APPROACH HELPS DIAGNOSE CORE PROFITABILITY AND WASTE ISSUES COUPLED WITH A PARETO MIND SET FOR PRIORITY DETERMINATION


ORA PROVIDES TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE WITH AN OBJECTIVE, THIRD PARTY PERSPECTIVE OFTEN AT NO MORE COST THAN AN ONGOING CLERICAL POSITION

USING A PROVEN, HANDS ON, TIME EFFICIENT SYSTEM, ORA PROVIDES WEEKLY SOUNDING BOARD MENTORING, AS WELL AS MORE EXTENSIVE PROJECT TYPE SUPPORT OR TRAINING WITH DEFINED DELIVERABLES

CRISIS MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTS WILL HAVE ORA AS AN ADDITIONAL RESOURCE TO CARRY THE MANAGEMENT BURDEN AT AN "ON-CALL BASIS"

START-UPS OR MATURE AND ENTRENCHED BUSINESSES, WILL REAP SIGNIFICANT VALUE ENHANCING BENEFITS FROM ORA's BUSINESS ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

ORA WILL ASSIST IN ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING, PERSONNEL SELECTION, APPRAISALS AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO ASSIST YOU IN PLANNING AND INITIATING CHANGE

NEW PRODUCT OR MARKET PROGRAMS WILL BE TESTED BY ORA WITH PROVEN EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES. MARKETING RESEARCH TOOLS WILL SEEK AND FIND YOUR TARGET MARKETS

MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION TYPE BUSINESSES WILL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM OVER 30 YEARS OF THE FOUNDER'S C-LEVEL EXPERIENCE

ORA CAN ASSIST CLIENTS DEAL WITH EXTERNAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES THAT CAN DISTRACT MANAGEMENT AND CAUSE VALUABLE RESOURCES TO BE OVER-BURDENED

WHEN OBTAINING FUNDING, ORA CAN ACT AS A CERTIFIED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDER IN PREPARING TIME CONSUMING LOAN PACKAGES. AS A TAP, WE SATISFY THIRD PARTY REQUESTS FOR OBJECTIVE PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND RESOLUTION

ORA'S FEE STRUCTURE INCORPORATES A PRO-BONO MENTORING PROGRAM WITH A DISCRETIONARY RESULTS BASED WIN/WIN FEE BASED APPROACH FOR ANY FOLLOW-UP PROJECT WORK. A FREE DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO GET US STARTED



















An important tool in various phases of a businesses analytical toolkit is the Pareto analysis or more commonly called the 80/20 rule. Statistical analysis of human behavior has shown that 20% of the population of contributing factors to a given outcome, usually account for 80% of the outcomes measurable results. So how does that affect your management approach?

Prioritization of time and ranking of various elements of a busines such as key customers, invent- ory, raw materials,products etc. allows for the focusing of efforts on the issues that will have the greatest impact on the desired results.

Customer sales ranking will assure that your business understands who is paying the bills. Couple this with a Gross Profit ranking might show some interesting if not surprising dis-connects ie. The largest customer might also be the least profitable.

How about product line analysis or raw material usage and even vendor ranking. Inventory should be analyzed with an ABC movement designation which is a form of pareto analysis.

Receivables ranking and various aging analysis are useful quick tests for a business to assess key areas of its performance.

ORA through its SITUATION ANALYSIS/BUSINESS AUDIT employs these tools to assist its clients in directing its management to those areas that will achieve the most efficient return for the management time expended. The CASH IS KING approach to prioritization of effort assures that the most important performance metric of an enterprise is understood by management and is measured on a regular basis.