7 Step Business Diagnostic

https://www.mjfgroup.biz/7stepsDon’t let your Business Flatline!  Before it does use the 7 Step Diagnostic to bring it back to life. There are 91 insightful questions contained in 7 tabs that clearly identify blockages holding back Your Business.https://www.mjfgroup.biz/business-support-for-the-ceo

So, if You are tired of failing to get Your Business Profitable get the 7 Step Business Diagnostic and take back control in 2015.


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https://www.mjfgroup.biz/dailyquote/goodleasership“Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be…”

– Ross Perot



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Corporate Strategy.


Corporate Strategy is the development of alternative courses of action that specify the means by which the corporate mission and objectives are to be accomplished.

Corporate Strategy.

Corporate strategy specifies the firm’s overall strategic direction in terms of its general orientation toward Growth, Stabilsation and Turnaround/Retrenchment and the management of its various businesses and product lines to make a balanced portfolio of products and services.https://www.mjfgroup.biz/corporate-strategy

It is the pattern of decisions about the type of business and industries in which the firm should be involved, the flow of financial and the resources to and from its divisions, the relationship of the corporation to key groups in its environment, and the approach a corporation takes to meet its mission and objectives.https://www.mjfgroup.biz/growth

Even the smallest company operating in only one industry  with one product line must at one time or another, consider the questions embedded within corporate strategy:


Corporate strategy is composed of three general orientations (sometimes called grand strategies): retrenchment, stability and growth.

Should we expand, cut back, or continue our operations unchanged.

  1. Retrenchment Strategy (Cut back)
  2. Stabilise (stay as we are )
  3. Growth (If we want to grow and expand should we do so through internal development or through external acquisition, mergers or joint venture?)

Executive Managers must decide the overall strategic direction of the firm through its corporate strategy.https://www.mjgroup.biz/corporate-strategy/direction

A popular way of doing this is to combine the industry attractiveness with the company’s business strength/competitive place within its primary or core business into a 9 cell matrix .

The matrix depicted below may be used to plot some of the alternative corporate strategic directions that might fit the company’s situation. (This assumes a SWOT Analysis has been done) It is important that you use the complimentary Industry Attractiveness Spreadsheet.https://www.mjfgroup.biz/corporate_strategy

 https://www.mjfgroup.biz/balancedscorecardDownload a Free Industry Attractiveness Spreadsheet 



The Strategy Wizard.

The Wizard below has been designed around this concept and helps you find which you should be using. It will give you an idea if you should be cutting back – retrenchment strategy, adopting a stabilisation strategy or adopting a growth strategy.

https://www.mjfgroup.biz/businesssupportfortheceo/strategywizardOnce clicked you will be asked to save. Please do so to desktop at this stage. Some Computers give a warning but I assure you that the Wizard is safe and virus free.

Please don’t be too shocked when those of you who think you are doing great, get your answer.

The Premise of the Strategy wizard is that Corporate Strategy is composed of three generic strategies: Retrenchment, Stabilisation or Growth. (Strategic Management and Business Policy:  Wheelen and Hunger. 1992.) See above for links to each type.

Notice to all our MJF Group Associates: Silkon Paints Midrand

https://www.cottagecraft.biz/silkon-paint-midrandOur sister company www.cottagecraft.biz has opened a Paint Manufacturing Plant.  https://www.mjfgroup.biz/cottagecraft.biz/silkonpaints/animated

They are selling on a Collect Only Basis from the Glen Austin Premises at prices below wholesale prices.

Visit their site www.cottagecraft.biz/silkon-paints

Click on the Paint tin.

Best wishes to Gloria’s Cottage Craft Trading Company.

Branding Conducting Customer Research


https://www.mjfgroup.biz/brandingcustomerresearchIn order to dig up the information about your customer, that you must have about your customers, you don’t have to conduct formal research.

You have a number of sources: online registration, customer account application forms, or even have a competition to find out more, a quick phone call a few days after the last order has been delivered to test satisfaction.


Our Business Statement

https://www.mjfgroup.biz/businesssupport/systemsandproceduresWelcome to our Business Statement post.

We provide Business Support to those Ceo’s/Owners, in medium to large manufacturing companies, who are experiencing unpredictable revenue streams and inconsistent bottom lines.

We use a unique set of diagnostic tools to Support the CEO/Owner to identify blockages in their revenue streams and profit generation.

We help Ceo’s/Owners in medium to large manufacturing industries to clearly identify those areas in their business that have blockages in realising profit streams needed to grow and develop the business.

We have Clients that have lifted sales by R32 million in a single year and moving net profit after tax from 1% to 8% over a 2 year period.

Our Clients get control over their processes and employee performance with a resultant higher “on time in full” delivery to their customers, some from 34% to 67% in one year.

If you want to get control in your business contact us now!

Say of the Day

https://www/mjfgroup.biz/dailyquote/wearewhatwerepatedlydoWe are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
– Aristotle


Daily Quote


https://www.mjfgroup.biz/dailyquote/alwayskeepeyesopen     Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.





Grace Coddington     https://www.mjfgroup.biz/dailyquote/grace
Grace Coddington is a former model and the creative director of American Vogue magazine.