Today’s business environment means more people are willing to dive head-first into the marketplace. Launchpad Holdings is built on the expertise of business veterans, such as CEO Glen Wakeman, to help new companies focus their ideas into a real plan for success, view this.
Glen Wakefield made a name for himself at GE, doubling the size of their consumer credit business in Latin American, and earning a reputation for understanding the global business environment, click this. Running businesses has taught him that leadership’s key component lies in mentorship. These mentorship skills gelled into a new business idea in 2015 when he realized he could scale his ability to guide business professionals with technology.
Business ideas are everywhere, but execution is rare, and Wakefield provides the kind of information that can help turn a wild-eyed dreamer into a serious entrepreneur, see this. At the University of Scranton, Wakefield learned the guts of business, in terms of variable costs and cash flow, but the heart of it was made clear in actually running companies for the last 30 years. Wakefield says he learned that part of the relationship between mentor and mentee is that the experiences shared go both ways and provide opportunities to build stronger leadership skills.
Launchpad Holdings distills all this with a toolkit for building a plan without forgetting that there are many stumbling blocks. Understanding your market, staffing needs, and competitors are the tip of the iceberg; while forming the best legal structure for your business can make all the difference. As a business grows, how will lending compliment equity dilution, and how will partnerships influence your ability to raise money? The Launchpad toolkit draws on its founders’ experience and success to navigate these questions before they come up.
Most startups are destined for failure, and the most common reasons for failure are the strength of the toolkit. With a solid plan, many of these common problems can be avoided. A 100-day execution plan and budget are paralyzing to consider on your own, but that’s where launchpadtoolkit.com guided questions come in; feeding your answers into a special system designed to give you the best possible plan. The toolkit is quickly becoming an important touchstone for small businesses and startups with more success stories every day making their way to Glen’s blog at: http://www.glenwakeman.com/in-the-press/