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New location selection analysis

Risk prevention

– Business Forecasts

How to design a new business model

Data processing

Advanced financial analysis

New value creation


New Location Selection Analysis

Site selection is a combination of science and art. It is a process that requires investing a valuable amount of efforts, which very few are willing or capable of going through. We know that the only way to justify making a very significant capital investment in a new location is to do this work diligently. This is our guideline to choosing a winning location and avoid making a losing one.

Risk Prevention

When completing a project, obstacles suddenly pop-up out of the blue and from a multitude of expected and unexpected sources: supplier usually default on deliveries, contractors may fail to meet project specifications, liquidity often dries up, or health, environment and safety incidents can happen.

With limited resources at hand, and obligations to meet budgets, deadlines and quality standards, the whole team behind a project are put under pressure. Tempers often flare up and communications break down especially when a project is poorly planned and managed. Personality clashes and different management styles and practices can cause even key projects to go haywire.

The Seven Wise Men deploys its extensive experience in risk-avoidance and risk-assessment to help our clients become clear-eyed about what needs to be done to prevent and enhance their readiness and resilience to get over possible crisis situations. We simulate the different risk levels (worst-case, best case and most probable case) and the resulting costs and damages, possible timing delays and potential realistic outcomes. Managing risks can become part of the project’s critical path and management cycle.

Resilient and calm under pressure, we help our clients to contain, assimilate, communicate and then to take counter measures to overcome obstacles. The Seven Wise Men works with your team to come up with a strategy to prevent and mitigate risks. Our actions include organizing frequent workshops to keep everyone informed, and to actively listen to different opinions and inputs and keep abreast of risk progression throughout the project’s lifetime. Our group of senior-level advisors serves as confidantes and trusted counsellors to leaders and influencers in government, corporate, entertainment and society. We are known for our honesty, integrity and discretion, quality work and success rate.

How to Design a Business Model

A business model, at heart, tells a story; a story that clarifies how an enterprise is supposed to work. A good business model answers a key question: “Who is the customer”, and “What does the customer value the most?”. Most of all, it answers a key question: “How will we earn income from this company?”. A solid business model does so by deep-diving into the inherent economic logic that shows the way how the business will deliver value to buyers at an affordable cost.

A viable business model finds a structured way to unlock value on the long-term and sets a more or less high entry barrier for potential new-comers and competitors. A modern business model must do its best to account for new technologies, and how to incorporate one or more tech/digital trend at its core.

A few key questions guide the design of a new business model are:

– How will you make money?
– What are your key metrics?
– Who’s your target customer?
– What expenses will you have?
– What’s the problem you solve?
– How deep is your understanding of your offerings?
– Did you test the model?
– Is the model scalable, flexible, and replicable?
– Did you document your needs in detail?
– Did you find key partners??

Data Processing

The Seven Wise Men’s clear methodology to problem-solving and data analytics depends on its ability to sort what’s relevant from what’s not, and then to isolate events, quantify and assess financial and non-financial factors.

Our advisors view data within specific contexts; they have exceptional abilities and tools to correlate events in “Cause/Effect” relationships that enable them to properly assess triggers, reactions and consequences.

Financial Analysis

The Seven Wise Men has developed proprietary software to deliver the most accurate and reliable quantitative analyses and measure the impact of marketing and management on financial results. Our modules benefit from tracking performances over two decades in 10 economic sectors.

New Value Creation

When a company’s different departments work as quasi-independent entities, goals get frequently misaligned, communications deteriorate and bottlenecks take root. Coupled with high uncertainty-avoidance; resourcefulness and creativity are stifled.

The inability to see the whole, and, the part, in order to seize improvement opportunities at every point, eventually culminate in an overall feeling of underachievement and dissatisfaction.

At The Seven Wise Men, we assist our clients to fully-integrate their company in order to seize improvement opportunities, at every single point in the activity chain.

To us, and regardless of the sector a company is operating in, value creation means producing advanced and high-quality goods and services at the lowest possible costs. When creating *bespoke, genuine and permanent* new value, these are some of the top priorities on our minds:

Milestone Description
– What’s your value-added?– What’s your concept?
– What desires and needs it addresses?
– Is it any better than the competition’s?
– How do you create it?
– Is the workflow well-integrated?
– How do you communicate it?

In Your Search for Better Performances, it Helps to Have Benchmarks

The Seven Wise Men is continuously updating its database to help us identify “best in class” performances and benchmarking standards to aim for in a variety of sectors.


Benchmarking database

– Lead Qualification scoring – Market Share Variance – Closing Rate
– Length of Sales Cycle – Customer Loyalty Rate – Loss of Accounts Rate
– Response Time to Inquiries – Average Contract Values – Frequency of Orders
– Number of New Accounts – Number of Total Active Accounts – Number of Total Accounts
– Order-to-Delivery Cycle – Sales Concentration – Variable Costs
– ROI – ROA – Net Margins
– Cost of Goods Sold Ratios – Key Operating Ratios
– Attraction rate – Retention rate – Resignation Rate
– Total number of staffs
– ROI – ROA – Lot-size production runs
– Asset utilization rates – Production capacity – Waste and scrap ratios