OneLook is a complete, comprehensive, 360-degree business analysis that leaves you with clear direction, goals to pursue, and a detailed plan on how to get there.
OneLook is the answer for any company that wonders if rapid improvements are really possible (they usually are). Most business owners seek out a OneLook engagement because:
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The short answer is that OneLook gets results. How? Like many things in business, it comes down to people and process. FortéOne leaders assigned to your project have an average of 20+ years of leadership experience. They know where to look and what great performance looks like because they’ve been on the front lines of building performance. And they are using a FortéOne process refined through our work with hundreds of middle market companies that examines all critical factors of your company:
And they’ll also have expertise in your industry. Which is, we believe, extremely important—because every industry has unique aspects that can only be understood by working in that industry.
Although our work is important, we know that keeping the business running is critical. We are careful to work around your schedules and those of your people, and to gather information from you in advance to learn as much as possible before we come on site. Once the OneLook engagement starts, your FortéOne team goes to work asking the right questions, the tough questions. They go deep, unearthing the root causes of both successes and challenges. They analyze all the data. And where data doesn’t exist, they will work with you to create the tools to obtain it. Because there’s no room for guesswork when your business is at stake.
Then they formulate a plan. An actionable plan, with concrete steps and milestones for change. And we will go through several iterations of the plan with you to ensure we haven’t missed anything. The result is something you can actually use because the plan isn’t generic — it’s your plan.
From there, the team works with you to set the plan in motion. First, by executing high-impact projects that generate measurable, meaningful near-term results. All without jeopardizing your business. Second, they help put in place the strategic processes and people that will lead to long-term improvements in both functional performance and bottom-line returns.
The end result: Near-term Performance with Sustainable value creation.
Business owners engage FortéOne for a OneLook project with businesses they own, and for businesses they are considering owning. For businesses they own, they need answers to tough questions and tell us these issues are often causing sleepless nights. They are “no longer having fun” leading their companies. Or they may be considering the purchase of a company, and they need an expert to do a deep dive to ensure they know what they are buying.
Common reasons why current business owners use OneLook include:
New Technologies are Upsetting the Industry Status Quo – While global players rapidly adopt AI, IOT, and other systems, you’re wondering if and how such tech can benefit your business – and at what cost.
“After an intensive initial assessment, our team, supported by ongoing FortéOne assistance, launched corrective action programs that covered a period of about 18 months. As a result of that effort, profitability was restored to our target levels sooner than our initial expectations.”
John Russell, CEO, $300MM Construction Company
“The FortéOne team was very professional and highly experienced. They worked closely with me and our entire Klement's management team. Together, we improved nearly every part of our company - Finance, Operations, Quality Assurance, Sales, Marketing, IT Systems and more.”
John Klement, CEO, $85MM Protein Manufacturer
“I think the growth is really what we’ve wanted to achieve. We stepped up. We created the change under FortéOne’s direction. […] It was amazing. It was like the floodgates opened up with new ideas.”
Norm Dumbroff, CEO, Distribution Company
Understanding how to manage the complex relationship and decision-making structures inherent in multiply family ownership businesses.
Partnering with ownership and management to rapidly improve sales and operating results to maximize company value.