MOST BUSINESS OWNER'S/CEO'S AND GENERAL MANAGERS ARE OFTEN TOO BUSY OR DON'T HAVE THE TIME AND ENERGY TO IDENTIFY EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THEIR BUSINESS. NOR DO THEY HAVE THE LEADING EDGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO MAKE THE QUICK FIXES THAT CAN DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE COMPANY'S PERFORMANCE.

THAT'S WHERE ORA COMES IN. AFTER OUR BRIEF FREE DIAGNOSTIC REVIEW,ORA WILL USE THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION PROVIDED, ON A STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BASIS, AND GO TO WORK. THE EFFORT BY ORA OR ITS ASSOCIATE PARTNERS MAY INCLUDE:

A SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE COMPANY INCLUDING THE INCOME STATEMENT, BALANCE SHEET AND CASH FLOW STATEMENTS. IT WILL REVIEW THE SYSTEMS EMPLOYED SUCH AS A STANDARD COST SYSTEM, QUICKBOOKS ETC AND ARRIVE AT A NEAR TERM CASH FLOW PROJECTION.

FROM THIS CASH PROJECTION, ORA WILL ESTABLISH WHAT ARE THE PROFITABILITY INHIBITORS, WORKING CAPITAL, CAPITAL, START-UP OR OTHER FINANCING ISSUES THAT MAY BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTING PERFORMANCE.

ISSUES SUCH AS HEALTH CARE COSTS, WORKMEN'S COMP AND THE OBVIOUS ASSET/LIABILITY ACCOUNT REVIEWS WILL BE DISCUSSED AND ANALYZED.

AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART WILL BE PREPARED AND THE RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY ASSESSMENT EVALUATED AS WELL AS ANY OWNERSHIP/EQUITY PARTICIPATION ISSUES.

A BASIC BUSINESS MISSION STATEMENT WILL BE DEVELOPED ALONG WITH THE KEY ASSUMPTIONS RELATED TO THE EXECUTION OF THE CURRENT OR FUTURE MISSION.

THE COMPANY'S MARKETING PLAN WILL BE EVALUATED ALONG WITH THE MARKET/PRODUCT/CHANNEL FOCUS INCLUDING THE KEY ACCOUNT PROFILE AND ANY NEW PRODUCT/MARKET DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

A STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES/OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS (SWOT ANALYSIS) WILL BE REVIEWED AS WELL AS A CORE COMPETENCIES EVALUATION TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPANY'S SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

THE COMPANY'S OPERATIONAL PLAN WILL BE REVIEWED AS WELL AS THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOCUSING ON ANY FOREIGN THREATS OR OPPORTUNITIES, GOVERNMENTAL, SERVICE OR QUALITY ISSUES.

A BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS MAY BE CONSIDERED TO ASSIST IN UNDERSTANDING ANY CORE PROFITABILITY ISSUES AFFECTING CASH

THE COMPANY'S BALANCE SHEET WILL BE EXAMINED TO UNCOVER "CASH TRAPS". IN PARTICULAR, AN EXTENSIVE INVENTORY AND RECEIVABLES EVAULATION WILL BE COMPLETED. ORA's "INVENTORY SLOW MOVING AND OBSOLESCENCE REVIEW" USUALLY AWAKENS MANAGEMENT TO CASH OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THROUGH AN IMPROVED INVENTORY PLANNING SYSTEM

ORA WILL REVIEW THE COMPANY'S CAPITAL AND FINANCING PLAN AS A FURTHER CASH OPPORTUNITY EXERCISE

THE RESULTANT ANALYTICAL ELEMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED OVER THE TIME OF THE ENGAGEMENT. THE SITUATION ANALYSIS AS WELL AS THE DIAGNOSTIC REVIEW WILL ALLOW ORA TO ARRIVE AT A KEY STRATEGIC ISSUE/ACTION SUMMARY FOR THE CLIENT'S CONSIDERATION



















"CASH IS KING" - ORA'S GUIDING PRINCIPLE


BUSINESS PLAN PREPARATION AND REVIEW:

A KEY ELEMENT OF ANY COMPANY'S FORWARD PLANNING IS IT'S BUSINESS PLAN. THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS ARE USUALLY PART OF THIS PLAN:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MISSION STATEMENT

ASSUMPTIONS

GOALS AND STRATEGIES

MARKETING PLAN

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

MARKET CHANNEL RESEARCH

OPERATIONAL PLAN

SUPPLY CHAIN MGT. PLAN

ORGANIZATIONAL/SUCCESSION PLAN

FINANCIAL PLAN

OTHER KEY DATA



BUSINESS PLANNING FLOW CHART