Trusted advisors serving businesses in the Maritimes and beyond.
McKim and Associates utilizes the FLO Method (Finding Links Operationally) to ensure you achieve your goals with consistent alignment of the plan, the engagement strategy, and communication. We help you to determine which measurements of progress are critical and develop key performance indicators to ensure you get things done!
We work with a wide range of organizations both private and government to provide specific expertise related to service and operational excellence, acquisition assessment, change management implementation, market development strategies, as well as leadership and management training.
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Valuation & Succession Planning
More businesses will change hands over the next few years than ever before as demographics bring owners to prepare for retirement by transitioning the company to family or designated successor or planning the actual outright sale. This takes forethought and preparation. McKim and Associates has extensive experience in business valuation, business positioning and transition.
Business Recovery Planning
The ongoing and unprecedented recent market situation is calling for a different approach for all organizations as market shutdowns have caused organizations to scramble for response. McKim and Associates has tremendous real life insight and expertise in volatile and challenging markets to guide you through these challenges.
Operational Efficiency & Performance Indicators
Measuring progress is essential to good business. Too much of the wrong measurement can slow you down and create frustration and loss of trust with your team. Today organizations require information that is timely, relevant, accurate and not overwhelming. We can help.
Know what you need to measure and how to measure it
What technology is being utilized in the daily business?
What is being used in the industry?
Is there something effective from other industries?
Financial Projections & Planning
Seeking investors or monies for expansion or acquisition? Planning for the future requires solid market assessment and growth projections. When this information is not readily accessible, the market is new or too small to have formal market stats, we specialize in gathering and creating operational financial assessments to ensure you have the information you need in language you understand to make informed decisions.
It’s not about where you have been but where you want to go. Many organizations run hard without understanding what or how to measure success. Such questions like “When and how do you know you and your team have reached a key decision point where a different focus is required?” require awareness.
If you have no destination point and come to a fork in the road, any path will do. However it does not guarantee you will choose the successful one.
Where is your business positioned in market? Leader? Follower? First in? Late comer?
Is there an ongoing process to evaluate your position?
The first step is understanding where you are.
The second is where you want to go.
The third is the pathway and success points you need to establish as you move forward.
Without these you will never know when you have reached your destination.
Good staff is hard to find and harder to retain. The cost of staff turnover can be as high as 30% of the positions salary. Improving effectiveness and reducing staff frustration requires excellent onboarding and training. Many new managers struggle and may fail without proper leadership basics. Our team specializes in focusing on the core needs and development programs to ensure your team can adjust to changing requirements.
How do you identify the right candidates?
How are they being developed for the future?
The short, medium and long-term path for recruitment growth
Is there an opportunity for progression in the company?
Is it clear how I will be evaluated?
Is there a program to continue my personal development?
Is the compensation program effective to reach the objectives?
Does it reward producers? Newcomers?
Is it transparent and fair?