What makes an ideal growth strategy, especially for companies in competitive and fast-changing markets?
As a growth strategist, I have been asking that question for over 24 years. My work with over 300 companies in 40+ industries taught me no best answer applies to everyone. However, it also taught me that every organization can – and should – have a strategy that achieves these three strategic imperatives:
I pioneered a flexible new approach to simplify sustainable growth and help businesses achieve these objectives. I call it the 120 Growth Operating System, and with it clients can…
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After 24 years working with high-performance organizations and teams, I developed an innovative approach that helps organizations grow in an organized, methodical, and repeatable way. I call it the 120 Growth Operating System, because with it you can turn a series of small 1% improvements into 20% annual growth in sales, profit, and company valuation.
Not only do I measure success the same way you do, but I also providing you tools and a monitoring system to quantify and track results on a regular basis.
My experience across a broad range of industries, businesses, and activities/tactics are invaluable in creating growth strategy that works.
You’re an expert in running your business. I’m an expert in growth strategy. Co-creation is key to effective strategy development and implementation.
Along with the 120 Growth Operating System, I created a proprietary performance diagnostic and benchmarking system (the 120 Growth Catalyst) to help companies identify opportunities, create, and execute their growth strategy, and monitor results.
As an advisor to forward-thinking, growth-oriented organizations, I work with company leaders and teams to deliver the following outcomes:
We give you the tools to turn 1% change into 20% annual growth in sales, profit, and company valuation.
Develop and continually strengthen a durable competitive advantage based on agility.
Profitably capture market share and steadily grow your customer base.
Generate 10% annual growth from your customer retention and loyalty efforts.
Build stakeholder equity and make your business more attractive to strategic investors.
Simplify creating sustainable growth. Save time, money, and effort by growing your business more efficiently.
Build a stronger, more stable business that’s able to survive constant change and hostile conditions.
My growth programs are evidence-based and field tested with hundreds of organizations.
I typically work with mid-market B2B companies ranging from $20 million to $100 million in annual revenue. However, over the past 25 years I have worked with a few larger companies that you may recognize:
24 Hour Fitness
Centers for Disease Control
JP Morgan Chase
NAPA Auto Parts
T. Rowe Price
Since 1996, I have worked with over 300 organizations in 14 countries, and in more than 40 industries. Though all of these companies and their leaders were unique, my best clients share several similarities:
First, even though they are already doing well, they’re constantly “raising the bar” to improve their performance.
Second, they seem to be obsessed with creating competitive advantage and new growth opportunities in their businesses.
And third, they all believe in “constant forward progress”, understanding that stagnation ultimately results in failure.
Aerospace, Chemical, Commercial Printing, Construction, Consumer Products, Health & Fitness, Industrial Products, Office Products, Packaging, Sporting Goods.
Accounting, Advertising & Marketing, Banking, Corporate Training, Human Resources, IT, Investments, Legal, Medical, Telecommunication.
Chemical, Cosmetics, Electronics, IT, Industrial Supplies, Medical Devices, Oil Field Supplies, Packaging, Shooting Products, Telecom Equipment, Test Equipment.
E-commerce, Higher Education, Homeowner Services, Network Television, Non-Profits, Publishing, Private Equity, Real Estate, Retail, Trade & Professional Associations.
Russ Holder is the author of six books (including two Amazon #1 Bestsellers) on the topics of strategic planning, revenue growth, marketing, and sales. His work has been featured in dozens of other publications, including:
The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, CEOworld Magazine, Business Insider.
Oil & Gas Journal, Renewable Energy World, Power Engineering, Value Investing News, Digital Media Wire.
Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, SiliconValley.com, Barron’s, Virtual Strategy, Market Intelligence Center.
International Business News, TransWorld News, Asia Pacific Star, Europe Sun, Thailand Business Leader.
“I believe in serving my local communities in ways that deliver high-impact outcomes and experiences. I do this through limited pro-bono engagements to provide guidance to local non-profits. Some of the issues close to my heart include entrepreneurship, veteran’s affairs, children’s care, and animal rescue and adoption.”
~ Russ Holder