What is Sustainable Business Success

The catch-phrase or subtitle to our branding is “Sustainable Business Success“, but what does that actually mean?

Sustainable means able to operate indefinitely.  For us, that means an acceptable profit, workload and stress.  We offer monitoring and business optimization tools to maintain this state.  As a business ratchets up in size, it might reach several sustainable plateaus.

Different types of enterprises define success in different ways.  A NFP might call it funds raised for their charitable work.  A local government might define it as ratepayer satisfaction.  A private company might define it as profit.  The moral is that success is measured differently for different types of enterprise.

Individual Business Leaders might also define success differently.  Some want to grow at all cost.  Others have worked hard and now want a better lifestyle rather than just more growth.  Some are looking to sell the business and make a good exit that leaves them comfortably off.

The lesson is that success means different things to different leaders.

12Faces recognizes this.  We offer you a choice of advisory options so you can assemble a business that maximizes your personal definition of success.

What we offer Business Leaders

Our clients have succeeded because they are competent in their original technical role. They have grown their business and now find themselves in a less familiar, more strategic, role.
12Faces assists business leaders, as individuals, and according to their experience. We act as your personal “brain’s trust”!

Many business owners have a wider perspective of their business than just profit.  Also important may be personal satisfaction, reduced stress, comfortable lifestyle and pleasant work culture.
12Faces helps guide your strategy to foster any broader criteria important to you!

Time is scarce, formal education is expensive, books and blogs are not integrated into a strategy.
12Faces offers an on-line, 24/7, step-by-step method of identifying problems, then guiding progress towards your goals for the enterprise!

Any strategy implementation will have road bumps and questions of detail.
12Faces has an online, 24/7, business diagnostic service to identify, and then manage, problem root causes!

Some advisors may push a particular solution.
12Faces is open-source so we draw on “best practice”; not one ideology!

Like a carpenter needs a hammer, our clients need tools to implement their strategy.
12Faces provides a “toolkit” to address these common, repeating, management issues!

Due to their overheads, many advisors must charge high fees over long periods.
12Faces is a for-profit business able to offer competitive prices due to our low overhead costs.
Our profits are channelled into a registered charitable foundation focused on educating young people at schools and higher
education.  Since we are giving it away, we are incentivised by Service; NOT Profit!

Why the 12Faces name?

Our branding is 12Faces , but what does that actually mean and how does it relate to our business?
We think there are 12 faces to managing any business. Six relate to the business. Weaknesses in any of these areas will damage your business (remember the adage "a chain is no stronger than its weakest link").
The other six relate to the leader and their team. In other words they apply to the individual, not the business as a whole.  These individual areas use  Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  to improve the personal skills.

You'll be familiar with a Rubik's cube and its 6 faces.  The challenge is to get the same colour on every cell on a face of the cube. In geometry, a 12 faced figure is called a Dodecahedron.  We refer to our 12 faced approach by the catchy term "Dodeca".

Our Mission is to get each face of your Dodeca showing green for good health.

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