CSSP Institute

Testimonial



"Simplified Strategic Planning provided us a straightforward process that helped our already successful organization set a much clearer direction for the future."

Ed Engle

Jr., President,Rima Manufacturing Company


"A system that is very well honed. Important for those who are serious about planning but need to make every second count."

Dean Arnold

V.P. of Public Operations, Kenco Group, Inc.


"Our company is just completing its 2nd cycle of Simplified Strategic Planning. We are expanding the process to additional divisions for the 3rd cycle."

Scott Christensen

Project Manager, Hormel Foods


"Thank you for providing me with what I firmly believe to be the two most productive days of my business career. What you provided us was a clearly developed step by step process for developing a strategy. We now have focus, commitment and high employee morale. In short, we now know where we want to go and how we are going to get there. This focus, commitment and morale has resulted in our company achieving the INC. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing companies."

William J. Costello

President. Accu Bite Dental, Inc.


"Thank you for providing me with what I firmly believe to be the two most productive days of my business career. What you provided us was a clearly developed step by step process for developing a strategy. We now have focus, commitment and high employee morale. In short, we now know where we want to go and how we are going to get there. This focus, commitment and morale has resulted in our company achieving the INC. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing companies."

William J. Costello

President. Accu Bite Dental, Inc.


"As the chairman of [the strategic planning] effort your program has given me the tools I will need to clearly move our organization through the development and ultimate implementation of our strategic plan. I'm confident that I am now ready to lead this effort for our company."

Kevin Lapanne

Executive Vice President, Dooley & Mack Constructors Incorporated, Sarasota, Florida


"Simplified Strategic Planning provides a logical and timeless framework for analyzing our industry, our company's place in it, and the goals we need to meet in order to achieve our strategic objectives. Using this process for three years, we have doubled our sales volume and have also doubled our operating profit percentages."

G. Alex Bernhardt

Sr., Chairman and CEO, Bernhardt Furniture Company


"What we accomplished...was unprecedented in our company's history...we have defined a consensus among the top management as to what kind of a company we will be for the next five years. Establishing this shared vision and the means to achieve it would not have been possible without strategic planning. This process is extremely well organized and compelling while allowing the special human attributes of our organization to flourish."

Harris C. Footer

President and CEO, Easy Day Manufacturing Company


"A process that is based on years of experience - not ivory tower theories. Appropriate for com- panies with no time for 'fluff'."

Ruth Ann Church

Project Manager, Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance


"Using Simplified Strategic Planning, VPI tripled sales over 5 years. It has helped us identify opportunities, better understand our markets, and focus our resources to attain the business results we desired...it has contributed in a significant way to VPI achieving our growth and profit objectives."

T. Godfrey Mackenzie

Vice President, Vinyl Plastics, Inc.


"The Simplified Strategic Planning process...provides a solid theoretical approach that is applied in a very 'real world' down-to-earth manner. The program does an excellent job of providing a defined framework for the planning process without turning it into a mechanistic 'fill out the form' exercise. The framework helped us make sure that we were identifying and analyzing the key issues; it did not do our thinking for us. Finally, I felt the emphasis on the development of specific objectives and action plans are the keys to ensuring that strategic planning isn't just an interesting annual exercise that subsequently collects dust on a bookshelf. I know the strategic plan we produced will make a major difference in the performance of our business."

Roger A Carolin

President and CEO, CFM Technologies, Inc.