Management & Consulting Group, LLC

“Today’s global market rewards those individuals and companies that are strategically positioned above the competitive standard. Simply stated, business planning consists of taking an objective look at the company, where it is now, where it wants to go, and how is it going to get there.”

“Seven Hills Business Planning and Strategic Management’s operating philosophy dictates there are no insurmountable business problems, just solutions.  SHMCG will facilitate your business growth in a diversified and global marketplace.”

Seven Points of Service Methodology

Opportunity Identification

Scope Outline

Opportunity Definition

Proposal Submission

Information Development/Opportunity Analysis

Opportunity Review

Finalized Results

Points of Interest

Core Competencies

SHMCG offers a wide range of services including the following core competencies which allow us to provide comprehensive solutions for our clients.

Business Development – Are you looking to jumpstart, grow, or expand your business? Seven Hills’ consultants have the experience you need to achieve your short- and long-term goals. We begin with a comprehensive examination of your business plan and work hand-in-hand with you as we execute our plan for your future. We see our relationship as a partnership with your business, and we’ll work tirelessly to see that your goals are reached. A realistic timeline of completion will be established for your project and all goals set will be measurable with milestones along the way. Additionally, our Business Development engagement includes, but is not limited to:

•Business Plan development

•Business Plan review and revision

•Project Plan creation and analysis

•Identification and Implementation of cost-cutting strategies

•Identification of areas of growth and potential barriers to entry

•Analysis of competitors and strategies to engage competitively

•Sales Forecasting

Social Media – Less than 20 years ago, social media and businesses rarely intersected. In fact, a company may have been considered “cutting edge” if they had a robust email campaign. This is no longer the case. With platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare housing millions of users, the social media sphere has exploded, and it’s imperative for entities to keep pace. A properly executed social media campaign is tantamount for any business looking to grow. Seven Hills’ consultants will work to build an integrated social media campaign that will accomplish the following:

•Galvanize your existing customer base and provide forums for information exchange

•Introduce your brand to new customers through vehicles that are:

oLess intrusive

oAccompanied by an endorsement from a familiar source

oMore interactive than traditional forms of media

•Generate a “viral experience” by utilizing several platforms simultaneously

•Supplement your traditional marketing programs

•Broaden knowledge regarding your brand or product offerings

Marketing – SHMCG understands that the term “marketing” has had many transformations and numerous definitions over the years. Our role is to find the definition that is right for you and your business, then identify and implement a customized program. Our consultants compile and array of options from which you choose, and assist with the optimal implementation. We will identify potential obstacles, e.g. cost, time-of-year, etc. and integrate buffers to ameliorate their impact. We will also analyze some of the components of our Business Development and Social Media offerings to determine if they would be applicable for your engagement. Ultimately, a Marketing consultation with Seven Hills involves most, if not all of the following components:

  1. BulletBusiness Development – Is your company, your product, or service offerings ready for a fully integrated marketing program? If not, we will have to identify those areas that need bolstering in order to maximize the impact of your program.

  1. BulletSocial Media – Every company needs some level of social media in order to maintain and/or increase market share. Seven Hills consultants will analyze your social media efforts to identify areas of need or improvement.

  1. BulletTraditional Marketing – Despite the plethora of portals to our business, traditional marketing efforts (TV, radio, newspaper) are still effective. If traditional marketing is right for your business, we will find the most seamless and cost-effective way to introduce it to your business.

  1. BulletNon-traditional Marketing – There has been an explosion of efforts in this area of marketing, and it can be hard to determine the contenders from the pretenders. Seven Hills consultants have over 40 years expertise to guide you towards those programs that make the most sense for your business.

  2. Celebrity Endorsements

  3. Event Sponsorships

  4. Non-Profit Organization Collaborations

  1. BulletEvent Planning – Event planning and execution can be so arduous a task that many companies with the desire to plan and promote an event disengage during the planning process. Seven Hill’s consultants have the knowledge, skills, and ability to not only plan your event, but also to promote it to success. From the venue, to the theme, to vendors and sponsors, no task will be left undone with regards to your event. Additionally, our experienced execution team will either train your employees or perform the execution for you. Yes, you can revive and resuscitate the ideas of an event for your company because SHMCG can, and will, get it done!

  2. Our event planning and management consists of:

  3. •Idea generation

  4. •Venue procurement

  5. •Hosting, speakers, celebrity guests, etc.

  6. •Vendor and sponsor acquisition

  7. •Execution team(s), if needed

  1. BulletE-commerce – U.S. e-commerce sales totaled $51.8 billion in the second quarter of 2012, up 15.1% from the second quarter of 2011. Also, according to Forrester Research, U.S. smartphone commerce is forecasted to grow from $10 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2016. This statistical snapshot illustrates that companies looking to grow – or even survive – must employ an effective e-commerce solution. The key is knowing how to marry an appropriate solution with your current platform. Seven Hill’s consultants are fully abreast of the latest e-commerce applications, as well as how to drive traffic to your web solutions. It can be said that if the above trends continue, the old business adage of “location, location, location”, could soon be replaced with “e-commerce, e-commerce, e-commerce.”

  1. BulletStrategic Planning – In today’s highly competitive business environment, budget-oriented planning or forecast-based planning methods are insufficient for companies to survive and prosper. Seven Hill’s strategic planning engagement clearly defines objectives and assesses both the internal and external situation to formulate strategy, implement the strategy, evaluate the progress, and make adjustments as necessary to stay on track.

  2. The strategic planning process involves the following:

  3. •Evaluation of your mission and objectives

  4. •Environmental scanning

  5. •Strategy formulation and implementation

  6. •Evaluation and control

  1. BulletProject Management – Seven Hills’ project management consultants recognize that a project is much different from a program. Programs are ongoing or an activity to manage a series of multiple projects together. Our project management engagement includes:

  2. •Developing your project plan

  3. •Defining and confirming the project goals and objectives

  4. •Identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved

  5. •Quantifying the resources needed

  6. •Determining budgets and timeline for completion

  7. •Managing implementation along with regular controls for accurate and objective reporting

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