Our client was a small, fairly successful family-owned and operated company that produced a high-quality product that was doing well. The company aspired to take their business to a higher level and was in need of help defining and directing its vision and strategy in order to take their product and business to the next level of growth and profitability.


The main challenges we faced on this project included:

  • Dealing with concerns regarding the economic downturn at the time and its effect on our client’s business
  • Addressing a lack of clarity regarding job roles, titles and responsibility
  • Providing sound and well-planned advice on growth and expansion in a volatile market


To address these challenges, our consultants:

  • Assessed existing job roles and assisted in defining/clarifying each role’s responsibility and core capabilities needed to perform the job well
  • Provided executive coaching and strategic planning advice to the client in order to assist in guiding their growth
  • Identified major issues and barriers to the increased profitability of the company
  • Assisted in the development of effective plans to overcome the barriers identified


At the conclusion of the project all the key success factors had been achieved, and the client was highly satisfied with the project deliverables and the value added by Schroeder & Schroeder Inc. Our actions resulted in:

  • A clear focus for the company
  • Identification of the main areas to concentrate on for sound growth and expansion in the years to come
  • Identification of the core strengths to draw upon and the core weaknesses to avoid in order to maintain a successful enterprise, even in times of economic uncertainty
  • A forward-looking vision for this company