The small business network within a community is fundamental to job creation, fosters innovation, and is important to big business success. Eighty-six percent of all U.S. businesses employ less than twenty employees. Thousands of businesses are started in the United States every year. Success is often attributed to hard work, drive, dedication, market demand or even the occasional luck; however, the success rate of a small business can improve with proper business planning. For example, there are a variety of reasons why businesses fail, but one of the most common reasons is due to disaster. A maintained and relevant business continuity plan can help you plan for the unthinkable, as well as lower your insurance premiums before the disaster strikes.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !
INDUSTRY CASE STUDY:
SMALL BUSINESS SECTOR
The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
The Odysseus™|KMS provides small business owners with a central repository where business strategies, plans, and compliance reports can be accessed and shared by staff, investors, and partners. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine.
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The Odysseus™ | KMS gives business owners an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of important business plans and reporting requirements. Odysseus™|KMS offers business owners the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases your organization’s ability to manage and coordinate the development, maintenance and improvement of important business plans.
Business Outreach & Education
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides small businesses with an integrated learning management system that allows business owners to more effectively engage their customers, staff, business partners, and community stakeholders by delivering and measuring the understanding of important business activities. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting.
Community Stakeholder Management
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The stakeholder management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized compliance assessments tools that are consistent with best business practices and regulatory requirements. Small business owners can assess their compliance and integrate the results into their existing reporting and planning framework.
Community Participation and Awareness
The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage customers and partners, and solicit their participation in important business decisions. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows staff, customers, partners, and stakeholders to learn about current business activities and provide real-time feedback and input. Customized Odysseus™|AAT
survey instruments allows staff, customers, partners, and stakeholders to provide input in the planning process and inform your business activities.