How We Help
CEOs and business owners come to E.A. Lopit to overcome the barriers to great outcomes.
“I’m constantly consumed by the day-to-day, and too caught up in the details. I need someone who can share the load so I can fly at a higher altitude and more effectively lead my business…”
“We just can’t get the traction we need to get to the next level. It’s like we’ve hit a ceiling and we can’t break through it…”
“Everyone is working hard but it feels like we don’t have all the oars pulling together…”
“We’ve got an opportunity to grow, but I’m not certain we’re ready. It would sure help to have a clearer view of the road ahead before we hit the gas…”
“We know what we need to do, but we can’t seem to execute. Sometimes it feels like we just can’t get out of our own way…”
We’ve spent a lifetime specializing in the needs of growing, expanding, or transitioning businesses.
Professional Services Companies
(Consulting, Engineering, Technology, Construction, and Financial Services)
The challenges of a professional services business are unique. A “one size fits all” approach won’t work. While a manufacturing operation is built with components tested to high tolerance and consistent reliability, a professional services firm is dependent upon people who decide if, when, and how hard they will work. While success of a retail business is linked to its ability to market and sell high volumes of products, the professional services firm is dependent upon the effort of its people. Success is therefore dependent upon how effectively the firm can position, motivate, and empower people to perform.
Challenging Environments (Start-Up, Rapid Growth, Repositioning, Turnaround, and M&A)
Between start-up and established enterprise, a business will undergo multiple transformations. The business model, processes, systems, and controls will need to be established, implemented, fine-tuned, and ultimately replaced as the business changes and adapts. Successfully navigating this ever-changing landscape requires unique know-how, ability, and insight.
Small to 500+ Employee Enterprises
There is purity to the small- to medium-size business that is unique. Like the small town, there is an appreciation for people who are more focused on getting results than standing behind status. When everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, it is amazing what people can accomplish. If the choice is between established but bureaucratic, or an upstart striving for success, we prefer the latter. Small-town folks versus big-city types.