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Jeff Nock Provides Insight into Business at Prescient Consulting, LLC

Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC, Jeff Nock offers a behind the scenes look at the successful Iowa-based consultancy.

From strategic planning to software application development, Iowa-based Prescient Consulting, LLC has helped more than 250 companies grow and exceed their goals in recent years. Company founder and CEO Jeff Nock explains more about the process.

“At Prescient Consulting, LLC, we offer more than 30 years of executive-level, growth-oriented leadership experience for growing startups, nonprofit organizations, and established companies alike,” reveals Nock.

Services offered by Prescient Consulting, LLC, according to the CEO, include strategic planning, business plan creation, software application development, business model ideation, market analysis, competitive niche analysis, business development, brand evolution, and more. “Prescient Consulting, LLC has, to date, helped over 250 companies to successfully achieve their growth plans,” explains Nock.

Industries that Jeff Nock and Prescient Consulting, LLC have demonstrated success within include high tech, ed tech, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, retail, hospitality, e-commerce, retail and nonprofit.

“Whether a company or organization is an early stage operation trying to cross the chasm toward mainstream sustainability or an established firm attempting to break through to the next level, Prescient Consulting, LLC can help to achieve these and other business goals,” suggests leadership development specialist Nock.

Jeff Nock is the CEO and founder of Prescient Consulting, LLC. Jeff has over 30 years of executive leadership experience including as CEO of Goodwill of the Heartland, CEO of EPX Denver, and AVP of Marketing and Product Development at ACT, as well as serving as supervisor to a highly successful software department at a Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary providing commercial data, analytics, and insights for businesses across the United States and internationally.

Nock has also been part of a number of prominent high-tech startups including netLibrary, Knowledge Analysis Technologies, and ConnectFive. netLibrary, he reveals, was an online ebook library purchased by OCLC in Boulder, Colorado, while Knowledge Analysis Technologies, a Boulder automated essay scoring engine, was acquired by Pearson. “ConnectFive, meanwhile,” he adds, wrapping up, “is as a successful UX design firm based in Coralville, Iowa, less than 15 minutes from Iowa City.”

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, now-established Iowa resident Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in helping business leaders achieve their dreams.

To learn more about Jeff Nock and Prescient Consulting, LLC, call 319-855-9877 or visit https://prescient.us/.

Jeff Nock Provides Insight into Business at Prescient Consulting, LLC

Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC, Jeff Nock offers a behind the scenes look at the successful Iowa-based consultancy.

From strategic planning to software application development, Iowa-based Prescient Consulting, LLC has helped more than 250 companies grow and exceed their goals in recent years. Company founder and CEO Jeff Nock explains more about the process.

“At Prescient Consulting, LLC, we offer more than 30 years of executive-level, growth-oriented leadership experience for growing startups, nonprofit organizations, and established companies alike,” reveals Nock.

Services offered by Prescient Consulting, LLC, according to the CEO, include strategic planning, business plan creation, software application development, business model ideation, market analysis, competitive niche analysis, business development, brand evolution, and more. “Prescient Consulting, LLC has, to date, helped over 250 companies to successfully achieve their growth plans,” explains Nock.

Industries that Jeff Nock and Prescient Consulting, LLC have demonstrated success within include high tech, ed tech, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, retail, hospitality, e-commerce, retail and nonprofit.

“Whether a company or organization is an early stage operation trying to cross the chasm toward mainstream sustainability or an established firm attempting to break through to the next level, Prescient Consulting, LLC can help to achieve these and other business goals,” suggests leadership development specialist Nock.

Jeff Nock is the CEO and founder of Prescient Consulting, LLC. Jeff has over 30 years of executive leadership experience including as CEO of Goodwill of the Heartland, CEO of EPX Denver, and AVP of Marketing and Product Development at ACT, as well as serving as supervisor to a highly successful software department at a Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary providing commercial data, analytics, and insights for businesses across the United States and internationally.

Nock has also been part of a number of prominent high-tech startups including netLibrary, Knowledge Analysis Technologies, and ConnectFive. netLibrary, he reveals, was an online ebook library purchased by OCLC in Boulder, Colorado, while Knowledge Analysis Technologies, a Boulder automated essay scoring engine, was acquired by Pearson. “ConnectFive, meanwhile,” he adds, wrapping up, “is as a successful UX design firm based in Coralville, Iowa, less than 15 minutes from Iowa City.”

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, now-established Iowa resident Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in helping business leaders achieve their dreams.

To learn more about Jeff Nock and Prescient Consulting, LLC, call 319-855-9877 or visit https://prescient.us/.

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Jeff Nock Shares Years of Business Plan Development Knowledge

Management development specialist Jeff Nock shares his years of knowledge surrounding successful business plan development.

 

A highly successful executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing startups, nonprofit organizations, and established companies alike. From executive summary to appendix, the Iowa-based corporate consultant, University of Colorado and Regis University graduate provides an expert insight into developing a winning business plan.

 

While in many cases business plans have been replaced within companies by strategic and operational plans, there are still some situations, such as when a company is pursuing an outside investment, a bank loan or a business plan competition, where having a good business plan is required. “Any successful business plan should begin with an Executive Summary and a Company Description,” suggests Nock. The Executive Summary, he says, should be a snapshot of the  business plan, while a Company Description provides a high level overview of what the company does, for who, and why.

 

“This,” Iowa-based Jeff Nock continues, “should be followed by sections dedicated to an overview of the company’s Products and Services, followed by a Marketing Plan which includes a market analysis, such as a SWOT, a competition overview, marketing strategies to be used, the pricing strategy, and an overview of the distribution strategy. 

 

“Follow this up with an Operations Plan which describes how the company will make what it produces or provide services. 

 

Next is the Management section,  according to Nock, which provides an overview of the company leadership with enough biographical information for each leader to show the reader the experience that will help the company be successful. 

 

Before any appendices, the last section of the business plan is the Financial Plan. This section often includes a 3-year forecast along with other traditional financial reports. 

 

A seasoned executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock is highly skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and leadership development. Nock, who’s based in Iowa City, Iowa, also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Colorado’s Regis University.

 

Nock has previously written at length on topics including Christian leadership, business and startup mentoring, how to build a team, the importance of flexible focus for startups, strategic planning, market analysis, social entrepreneurship, and cash flow management, as well as how to balance being a father and a CEO.

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Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, now-established Iowa resident Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in management development.

Jeff Nock Shares Years of Business Plan Development Knowledge

Management development specialist Jeff Nock shares his years of knowledge surrounding successful business plan development.

 

A highly successful executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing startups, nonprofit organizations, and established companies alike. From executive summary to appendix, the Iowa-based corporate consultant, University of Colorado and Regis University graduate provides an expert insight into developing a winning business plan.

 

While in many cases business plans have been replaced within companies by strategic and operational plans, there are still some situations, such as when a company is pursuing an outside investment, a bank loan or a business plan competition, where having a good business plan is required. “Any successful business plan should begin with an Executive Summary and a Company Description,” suggests Nock. The Executive Summary, he says, should be a snapshot of the  business plan, while a Company Description provides a high level overview of what the company does, for who, and why.

 

“This,” Iowa-based Jeff Nock continues, “should be followed by sections dedicated to an overview of the company’s Products and Services, followed by a Marketing Plan which includes a market analysis, such as a SWOT, a competition overview, marketing strategies to be used, the pricing strategy, and an overview of the distribution strategy. 

 

“Follow this up with an Operations Plan which describes how the company will make what it produces or provide services. 

 

Next is the Management section,  according to Nock, which provides an overview of the company leadership with enough biographical information for each leader to show the reader the experience that will help the company be successful. 

 

Before any appendices, the last section of the business plan is the Financial Plan. This section often includes a 3-year forecast along with other traditional financial reports. 

 

A seasoned executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock is highly skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and leadership development. Nock, who’s based in Iowa City, Iowa, also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Colorado’s Regis University.

 

Nock has previously written at length on topics including Christian leadership, business and startup mentoring, how to build a team, the importance of flexible focus for startups, strategic planning, market analysis, social entrepreneurship, and cash flow management, as well as how to balance being a father and a CEO.

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Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, now-established Iowa resident Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in management development.

Jeff Nock

Jeff Nock Shares Years of Business Plan Development Knowledge

Management development specialist Jeff Nock shares his years of knowledge surrounding successful business plan development.

 

A highly successful executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing startups, nonprofit organizations, and established companies alike. From executive summary to appendix, the Iowa-based corporate consultant, University of Colorado and Regis University graduate provides an expert insight into developing a winning business plan.

 

While in many cases business plans have been replaced within companies by strategic and operational plans, there are still some situations, such as when a company is pursuing an outside investment, a bank loan or a business plan competition, where having a good business plan is required. “Any successful business plan should begin with an Executive Summary and a Company Description,” suggests Nock. The Executive Summary, he says, should be a snapshot of the  business plan, while a Company Description provides a high level overview of what the company does, for who, and why.

 

“This,” Iowa-based Jeff Nock continues, “should be followed by sections dedicated to an overview of the company’s Products and Services, followed by a Marketing Plan which includes a market analysis, such as a SWOT, a competition overview, marketing strategies to be used, the pricing strategy, and an overview of the distribution strategy. 

 

“Follow this up with an Operations Plan which describes how the company will make what it produces or provide services. 

 

Next is the Management section,  according to Nock, which provides an overview of the company leadership with enough biographical information for each leader to show the reader the experience that will help the company be successful. 

 

Before any appendices, the last section of the business plan is the Financial Plan. This section often includes a 3-year forecast along with other traditional financial reports. 

 

A seasoned executive-turned-consultant, Jeff Nock is highly skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and leadership development. Nock, who’s based in Iowa City, Iowa, also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Colorado’s Regis University.

 

Nock has previously written at length on topics including Christian leadership, business and startup mentoring, how to build a team, the importance of flexible focus for startups, strategic planning, market analysis, social entrepreneurship, and cash flow management, as well as how to balance being a father and a CEO.

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Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, now-established Iowa resident Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in management development.

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Jeff Nock Explains Concept of Social Entrepreneurship

Business consultant Jeff Nock explores the purpose, metrics, and goals of social entrepreneurship efforts ranging from community development to poverty alleviation.

Said by the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs to be the art of simultaneously pursuing both a financial and social return on investment, social entrepreneurship is on the rise both in the United States and globally. Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, renowned business executive Jeff Nock—an expert in helping early-stage and mid-cap companies to achieve their visions and growth goals—provides a closer look at the concept.

According to Public Broadcasting Service’s Enterprising Ideas, a project of NOW on PBS, social entrepreneurship is an approach by start-up entrepreneurs and companies in which they fund, develop, and implement solutions that solve  social, cultural, and environmental issues. “The concept,” suggests Nock, who’s based in Iowa, “can be applied to a wide range of organizations which vary not just in size, but also in terms of aims and beliefs.”

Unlike for-profit entrepreneurs who typically measure performance via business metrics such as revenues, market share, and income, social entrepreneurship efforts universally involve either not-for-profit organizations or organizations which blend for-profit goals with positive returns to society, according to Nock. “There still is a need to generate money because no money no mission, but other metrics also apply,” he adds.

Nock continues, “Common goals within social entrepreneurship endeavors range from broad social, cultural, and environmental aims to more tailored efforts tied to, for example, poverty alleviation, community development, or access to medical care.”

Social entrepreneurship, the expert believes, has, in more recent years, been massively facilitated by the internet. “Social networking, unsurprisingly, has been hugely beneficial to all manner of social entrepreneurship efforts worldwide,” says Nock, a sought-after business consultant and provider of C-level mentoring, strategic and business planning, market analysis, brand evolution, and more.

Enabling social entrepreneurs to reach often many millions of like-minded individuals, websites such as Twitter and Facebook have, he suggests, facilitated everything from collaboration and increased awareness to—via crowdfunding in particular—access to often much-needed, supplementary financial backing.

Well-known social entrepreneurship organizations include the Skoll Foundation, the Omidyar Network, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Athgo, Echoing Green, and the Global Social Benefit Institute. “Each of these,” Nock explains, “promotes and provides resources intended to help advance the efforts of social entrepreneurs around the world.”

The Skoll Foundation, he goes on to reveal, was created by eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, and provides grants to already-established but still-growing social entrepreneurship endeavors. “A private foundation based in Palo Alto, California, the Skoll Foundation today makes grants totaling around $40 million each year,” adds Nock, wrapping up.

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, budget development and oversight, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in leadership development.

Jeff Nock

Jeff Nock Explains Concept of Social Entrepreneurship

Business consultant Jeff Nock explores the purpose, metrics, and goals of social entrepreneurship efforts ranging from community development to poverty alleviation.

Said by the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs to be the art of simultaneously pursuing both a financial and social return on investment, social entrepreneurship is on the rise both in the United States and globally. Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, renowned business executive Jeff Nock—an expert in helping early-stage and mid-cap companies to achieve their visions and growth goals—provides a closer look at the concept.

According to Public Broadcasting Service’s Enterprising Ideas, a project of NOW on PBS, social entrepreneurship is an approach by start-up entrepreneurs and companies in which they fund, develop, and implement solutions that solve  social, cultural, and environmental issues. “The concept,” suggests Nock, who’s based in Iowa, “can be applied to a wide range of organizations which vary not just in size, but also in terms of aims and beliefs.”

Unlike for-profit entrepreneurs who typically measure performance via business metrics such as revenues, market share, and income, social entrepreneurship efforts universally involve either not-for-profit organizations or organizations which blend for-profit goals with positive returns to society, according to Nock. “There still is a need to generate money because no money no mission, but other metrics also apply,” he adds.

Nock continues, “Common goals within social entrepreneurship endeavors range from broad social, cultural, and environmental aims to more tailored efforts tied to, for example, poverty alleviation, community development, or access to medical care.”

Social entrepreneurship, the expert believes, has, in more recent years, been massively facilitated by the internet. “Social networking, unsurprisingly, has been hugely beneficial to all manner of social entrepreneurship efforts worldwide,” says Nock, a sought-after business consultant and provider of C-level mentoring, strategic and business planning, market analysis, brand evolution, and more.

Enabling social entrepreneurs to reach often many millions of like-minded individuals, websites such as Twitter and Facebook have, he suggests, facilitated everything from collaboration and increased awareness to—via crowdfunding in particular—access to often much-needed, supplementary financial backing.

Well-known social entrepreneurship organizations include the Skoll Foundation, the Omidyar Network, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Athgo, Echoing Green, and the Global Social Benefit Institute. “Each of these,” Nock explains, “promotes and provides resources intended to help advance the efforts of social entrepreneurs around the world.”

The Skoll Foundation, he goes on to reveal, was created by eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, and provides grants to already-established but still-growing social entrepreneurship endeavors. “A private foundation based in Palo Alto, California, the Skoll Foundation today makes grants totaling around $40 million each year,” adds Nock, wrapping up.

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, budget development and oversight, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock also holds a master’s degree in management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in leadership development.

Jeff Nock Offers Proven Tips on How Best to Scale a Business

Experienced business executive and consultant Jeff Nock provides a series of tips designed and proven to help scale new and existing businesses.

From networking to investing in employees, business consultant and executive Jeff Nock has a proven history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. An expert in strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock offers four tips on how best to scale businesses of all shapes and sizes.

“First, invest in your employees,” says Nock. A company which invests heavily in its employees, he suggests, will both retain and attract the top talent. “This means more than the compensation plan. Employees today value intrinsic motivations more than extrinsic. This could mean taking the time to speak regularly one on one with all employees to ensure that they feel valued,” adds the expert, “respected and valued employees are more committed to the company and this culture will motivate and encourage company buy in and hard work.”

“Next, stay networked,” suggests Nock. “The more of a contributor a leader is to the community entrepreneurial ecosystem the more the community will see the leader as someone they want to work with, partner with or become a customer of that company”, Jeff Nock believes.

Remember, too, says Nock, that it’s okay to ask for help. “Asking for help as an entrepreneur or company owner is not a sign of weakness,” explains the business consultant. “And be ready to help others when asked or when you see a need.”

On the contrary, Nock believes that leveraging the skill sets and past experiences of other individuals who have succeeded in business can be key to scaling up. “From professional consultants and industry mentors to friends and family members, leveraging the knowledge of those around us is sometimes vital in growing a business,” he adds.

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, partnership development, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock also holds a Masters in Management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in scaling companies and leadership development.

Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC, Nock and the firm offer expert consultancy services designed to help early-stage and mid-cap companies to achieve their visions and growth goals. Nock does so, he says, via the implementation of C-level mentoring, strategic and business planning, market analysis, competitive niche analysis, business model ideation, business development, exploration of operational efficiencies, brand evolution, and more.

“Finally,” adds Jeff Nock, wrapping up, “there are unique challenges at various stages of company growth and if you haven’t done it before, it is a lot easier overcome those challenges asking someone who has!”

Jeff Nock Offers Proven Tips on How Best to Scale a Business

Experienced business executive and consultant Jeff Nock provides a series of tips designed and proven to help scale new and existing businesses.

From networking to investing in employees, business consultant and executive Jeff Nock has a proven history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. An expert in strategic planning, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock offers four tips on how best to scale businesses of all shapes and sizes.

“First, invest in your employees,” says Nock. A company which invests heavily in its employees, he suggests, will both retain and attract the top talent. “This means more than the compensation plan. Employees today value intrinsic motivations more than extrinsic. This could mean taking the time to speak regularly one on one with all employees to ensure that they feel valued,” adds the expert, “respected and valued employees are more committed to the company and this culture will motivate and encourage company buy in and hard work.”

“Next, stay networked,” suggests Nock. “The more of a contributor a leader is to the community entrepreneurial ecosystem the more the community will see the leader as someone they want to work with, partner with or become a customer of that company”, Jeff Nock believes.

Remember, too, says Nock, that it’s okay to ask for help. “Asking for help as an entrepreneur or company owner is not a sign of weakness,” explains the business consultant. “And be ready to help others when asked or when you see a need.”

On the contrary, Nock believes that leveraging the skill sets and past experiences of other individuals who have succeeded in business can be key to scaling up. “From professional consultants and industry mentors to friends and family members, leveraging the knowledge of those around us is sometimes vital in growing a business,” he adds.

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Jeff Nock boasts a demonstrated history of growing nonprofit organizations, startups, and established companies alike. Skilled in business and strategic planning, partnership development, sales, marketing, and presentation development, Nock also holds a Masters in Management from Colorado’s Regis University and is a specialist in scaling companies and leadership development.

Founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting, LLC, Nock and the firm offer expert consultancy services designed to help early-stage and mid-cap companies to achieve their visions and growth goals. Nock does so, he says, via the implementation of C-level mentoring, strategic and business planning, market analysis, competitive niche analysis, business model ideation, business development, exploration of operational efficiencies, brand evolution, and more.

“Finally,” adds Jeff Nock, wrapping up, “there are unique challenges at various stages of company growth and if you haven’t done it before, it is a lot easier overcome those challenges asking someone who has!”

Jeff Nock’s Top 3 Tips for a Successful Social Media & Marketing Campaign for Your Business

 Business Consultant, Jeff Nock sheds light on scalability through social media campaigns. Extending a company’s brand through the right social media channels can be cost effective and very impactful. Jeff Nock encourages businesses of all kinds to leverage social media to help attain their overall goals.

#1 Branding through Social Media

In order to grow market share, companies must execute marketing strategies to generate new interest in their products or services. Using social media to further brand your company should be a key strategy for companies of all sizes. But when it comes to social media, staying true to your image and brand’s directives is essential. No matter how or where you are promoting your business, your branding must be consistent. When you begin to think about your social media presence, make sure that your brand and image are consistent and match up with your objectives and goals.

#2 User-Generated Content

User-generated content is when customers or clients create or post content about your products or services online. Having your customers share your value proposition is much more effective to potential clients then the company sharing its own value proposition. This is because potential buyers will give much more credibility to what customers of a company say about that company versus what the company says about itself.

#3 Cross Channel Marketing

Cross channel marketing is a great way to promote your business for a very cost-effective, marginal investment. Choosing the appropriate channels that suit your business best is vital. Often for companies that market to businesses (B to B), LinkedIn and videos (whether through YouTube or directly) are great places to start as those are digital platforms that are used by businesses. For companies marketing directly to consumers (B to C), Facebook and other digital platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Spotify, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Slideshare can be very effective, cost efficient tools.

Whether through digital platforms, or more traditional media like print, radio, or TV, consistently utilizing your brand and being consistent with your messaging across all platforms is crucial. These coordinated campaigns should drive potential customers to action, whether to visit your website for more information, or to contact you directly.

Jeff Nock, CEO & Founder of Prescient Consulting, LLC. Prescient helps funded early-stage and mid-cap companies achieve their vision and growth goals by offering services that include C-Level mentoring, strategic planning, business model ideation/evolution, market analysis, competitive niche analysis, business development, operational efficiencies, budget management and brand evolution