Manage change for better performance

Clients trust our insight and objective perspective when developing a performance improvement strategy.   We deliver trusted, insightful and analytically-driven consulting designed with your specific business in mind.  We do not pretend to know your business better than you do.  Our job is to assess your business objectively, ask the right questions that elevate the conversation and allow you to consider new perspectives. It is those questions, the objective analysis, and then everything that follows, that help move your business to new heights.

Manage change for better performance

Clients trust our insight and objective perspective when developing a performance improvement strategy.   We deliver trusted, insightful and analytically-driven consulting designed with your specific business in mind.  We do not pretend to know your business better than you do.  Our job is to assess your business objectively, ask the right questions that elevate the conversation and allow you to consider new perspectives. It is those questions, the objective analysis, and then everything that follows, that help move your business to new heights.

Assessments

We do not pretend to know your business better than you do.  Our job is to assess your business objectively, ask the right questions that elevate the conversation and allow you to consider new perspectives. It is those questions, the objective analysis, and then everything that follows, that help move your business to new heights.  

An assessment is the evaluation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.  When looking at your business, you want to be completely honest with yourself and assess where your business is today.   By doing a true assessment of all areas of the business, you can then begin to understand where your attention and resources are needed.  

When we assess a business, we are looking at the health of the business, its ability to transition into something stronger than what it is now, and its ability to grow.  We can then develop a plan to take the business to the next level.

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Assessments

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We do not pretend to know your business better than you do.  Our job is to assess your business objectively, ask the right questions that elevate the conversation and allow you to consider new perspectives. It is those questions, the objective analysis, and then everything that follows, that help move your business to new heights.  

An assessment is the evaluation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.  When looking at your business, you want to be completely honest with yourself and assess where your business is today.   By doing a true assessment of all areas of the business, you can then begin to understand where your attention and resources are needed.  

When we assess a business holistically, we are looking at the health of the business, its ability to transition into something stronger than what it is now, and its ability to grow.  We can then develop a plan to take the business to the next level.

Jumpstart your performance by starting your holistic assessment 

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Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study helps business owners evaluate the merits of any business idea they may be considering. At Thinc you work with professionals that listen, gather information, and assess your business to understand what your specific goals and objectives are, and discuss whether they're feasible.

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1. Interviews

Thinc will conduct individual interviews with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of their ownership goals and future objectives.

2. Information Analysis

Thinc will review a variety of materials from the firm including, but not limited to, the past 3-5 years of financial statements and tax returns, organization chart and employee handbook, firm marketing content, contracts, and other relevant materials.

3. Midpoint Meeting

Thinc will meet with the owners to confirm the direction gleaned from our initial interviews and information analysis. We will use this meeting to refine the direction and inputs for the different models.

4. Develop Feasibility Study

Thinc will build out the different options using the provided inputs showing the potential outcomes and implications for each model.

5. Deliverable

Thinc will present the feasibility study, documenting the various options and models.  We will also schedule a follow-up conversation, allowing the owners time for reflection on the study, to answer questions and discuss next steps.

Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study helps business owners evaluate the merits of any business idea they may be considering. At Thinc you work with professionals that listen, gather information, and assess your business to understand what your specific goals and objectives are, and discuss whether they're feasible.

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1. Interviews

Thinc will conduct individual interviews with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of their ownership goals and future objectives.

2. Information Analysis

Thinc will review a variety of materials from the firm including, but not limited to, the past 3-5 years of financial statements and tax returns, organization chart and employee handbook, firm marketing content, contracts, and other relevant materials.

3. Midpoint Meeting

Thinc will meet with the owners to confirm the direction gleaned from our initial interviews and information analysis. We will use this meeting to refine the direction and inputs for the different models.

4. Develop Feasibility Study

Thinc will build out the different options using the provided inputs showing the potential outcomes and implications for each model.

5. Deliverable

Thinc will present the feasibility study, documenting the various options and models.  We will also schedule a follow-up conversation, allowing the owners time for reflection on the study, to answer questions and discuss next steps.

Financial Assessment

At Thinc Strategy we believe understanding the financial health of your business is imperative for long-term success.  We can help you assess your business financial health by analyzing:

  • Past Performance - Across historical time periods for the same firm (the last 5 years for example)
  • Future Performance – Financial projections and what-if scenarios
  • Comparative Performance – Benchmarking your performance to others in your industry. 

We can also provide an assessment of your:

  • Accounting systems and processes
  • Internal controls
  • Profit margin

Organizational Performance

Organizational performance involves analyzing a company’s performance against its objectives and goals. Thinc Strategy’s analysis focuses on three primary outcomes:  shareholder value performance; financial performance; and market performance.
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Discovery

The best advisors are great listeners, so our approach starts with discovery. We gather information from you to understand where you are today and discover the gap between this point and where you want the business to go.
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Recommendations

Once we complete the discovery phase, we work with you to determine the best strategy to reach your goals.  Thinc offers a variety of tailored recommendations that guide you in making informed decisions.
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Implementation

Once final decisions are made, it is time to implement.  Thinc will stay with you through all stages of implementation, celebrate as you reach milestones, and adapt your strategy as needs change.

Leadership

Are leaders born or made? Much like the nature versus nurture debate in science, the question of whether leaders are born or made is one that many continue to debate. Some believe individuals innately possess leadership qualities. Others argue that leadership is more like a muscle; one that is developed and refined through intentional acts of self-discovery.

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Leadership

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Are leaders born or made? Much like the nature versus nurture debate in science, the question of whether leaders are born or made is one that many continue to debate. Some believe individuals innately possess leadership qualities. Others argue that leadership is more like a muscle; one that is developed and refined through intentional acts of self-discovery.

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“Thinc Strategy understands how to match culture with goals. We tried acquiring companies on our own. We had limited time and expertise to successfully move through all of the stages in the process. We brought Thinc in to assist us and later realized we needed to let them guide our efforts. Three transactions later, we are more valuable, more profitable, and still growing.”

“Several years ago, Thinc Strategy sold my company for me—handling every aspect from preparing a list for me to accomplish three years before the sale to handling all the issues after the sale. My broker informed me that it was the best deal he had ever seen, all due to Cindy’s expertise, critical thinking, and superb negotiating skills. I welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone that would like to learn more about Thinc Strategy and Cindy’s remarkable abilities. “

“It is so nice to have an advisor that has my company’s best interest in mind. Thinc doesn’t try to “sell” us on anything. Thinc elevates the conversation. They are an integral part of our leadership team.”

“Cindy and I had 3-4 initial meetings with just the two of us. During the first, she listened to my goals, aspirations, what my company does, and our goals for the future. In each session, she assessed and made suggestions, and then she formulated a plan for transition that seemed fair."

"It was so impressive to me how quickly she was able to analyze and understand who we are and what we needed to do to meet our goals. We shared finances with the Thinc team, and they were easily able to understand and help with valuation, as well."

“The Thinc team has a real understanding of our industry, which is unusual because there’s typically a divide between people who understand finance and those who really understand our business. From the beginning, they understood what we do, how we provide our design services, how we are compensated, and how the business of architecture runs. Cindy in particular understands our business and knows the inherent risks in what we do."

“Karen at Thinc helped our team formulate a 5 year strategic plan at the end of last year, including a vision with clear winnable aspirations across the organization, and Cindy translated that strategic plan into a detailed financial forecast to gain alignment with our Board and key managers. The five year plan was really for me a very heavy lift, and Thinc did a nice job breaking it into bite size pieces, working with my executive team to come up with something we could all buy into and have ownership of. What came out of the process was a very helpful framework that we continue to use on a regular basis to align the team both strategically and tactically.”

“When Cindy is with me, she’s totally focused on my issues—it’s one of the things that make her so effective. Thinc has grown and she has gotten very busy, but the service and camaraderie have never suffered. I’ve recommended them many times already!”

“We are a very sales-oriented organization. We had very little marketing presence and needed to go through digital transformation really fast. No one else has the marketing experience I have, and I needed someone who knew more than me that the whole team could learn from. Karen has really helped us transform the role of marketing in the company. Before we were really reactive - when sales needed a deck, we did it. She helped me transform the role of marketing to be a business driver and put a number on it.”

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