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Janice Feutz, Business Coach, Idea Mapping
I found the Foundation Business Mapping tool to be an invaluable exercise. I had plenty of ideas on what my business would encompass and how I would run the operation, but they were all ideas running round in my head with no structure. The connections between the various aspects, while obviously linked, were somewhat disjointed.
By mapping my ideas in the format provided and using the Guidelines, I could practically map out the various aspects.
Everything became clearer and by assembling the information in a logical order I could more clearly see how everything fitted together.
I also found while I was writing this logical process up I thought of a lot more things to add.
To summarise my ideas became structured and orderly rather than in a jumbled mess as they had been previously. It was so much easier to ‘see the wood through the trees.’
Just over a year ago, the Foundation Business Planning process clarified the structure of two small businesses that I believed would ideally suit a country lifestyle region. These results showed that both these businesses made sense and they fitted with me.
Since relocating to a new rural area, I discovered some Local Council Restraints which I believe would make one of my original ideas nonviable. I then applied this Business Mapping process to a new idea and I am now confident that these two planned ventures have good potential.
I am very confident in recommending Janice Feutz to you as a business coach. Janice guided me through the aspects of idea mapping and planning to help me identify relevant key aspects of my new business idea.
We had two meetings and Janice guided me through some exercises to identify my goals, values, dreams and experiences. This proved to give me very useful information to help me make decisions related to the future direction of my project.
Janice‘s wealth of knowledge in the business world and her joyful disposition made her a pleasant person to work with. I can wholeheartedly recommend Janice if you are at the curb of starting your own business, wanting to take your existing business further or explore a transformation
After my experience with the Foundation Business Planning process I started working on bringing my idea to fruition. This grew my confidence and I have since extended my idea into other avenues.
The Foundation Business Planning process gave us the confidence to proceed proceed with re-focusing our organisation, re-developing our website, and establishing a modern, supportive structure. This has seen a growth in membership by both organisations and individuals, an expanding subscriber base for our newsletter, and requests from various parts of the country for us to visit for the purpose of running workshops and information sessions. At the end of our first year we were in a position to hold a retreat which attracted attendees from around the country and was hugely successful in both financial terms and the quality of attendee experiences.
I was able to attend the Foundation Business Planning workshop in both small group and one-on-one sessions.
The activities and guide given during the small group session helped me extract thoughts that would support my main business idea. It was useful for me coming from an employee background.
The one-on-one session, on the other hand, encouraged me to use my life experiences and not just work to pursue any future plans when perfect timing comes. I’m impressed with what Janice has achieved in life and her ability to express it clearly with strength, confidence and composure.
Group Client Comments
- We are all different, and I think everyone will gain something from Foundation Business Planning in a different way as well.
- Calling myself business woman, I became more confident about my new business to start. I know it will happen if I feel like this.
- Your process framed me in a positive way – that is great – thank you.
- The Idea Mapping and Self Mapping coaching sessions with Janice provided useful insights and helped to identify new ideas and areas for future development.
- An easy, fun way to explore my/our new idea
- Definitely do this before writing a Business Plan
- It’s easy to show someone and explain
- YES I can visualise success -Finding out what I need to know, builds confidence
Comments from Business Advisors and Accountants
- ‘Well, at first I thought you were trying to put me out of a job but then I realised it was actually very helpful, especially for those clients with their first ‘Business Idea’. Not just for them but for me to understand their vision faster and then we can get on with the planning. I like it. Add me to your partner list.’ David, Business Advisor
- ‘This is a great framework for our new clients who have no idea or very little understanding of what their business and tax requirements are.’ Chris, Accountant
- ‘Why hasn’t someone thought of this idea before!’ Roger, Business Advisor
I have recently undertaken the Foundation Business Life Plan and Self Map exercises and found both to be an excellent process to work through.
They allowed me to take stocktake of where I am at, really determine what my skills and expertise are, what opportunities I can create from them and what I want to create for the future.
Janice has developed a process that is well thought out, well laid out and easy to follow.
I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who is looking for some direction or looking to map out a business idea.
Building Valued Business Relationships
Harry Page CTO Core Technology
I worked with Janice in her role as Business Manager at Core Technology from 2006 to 2015 Janice is a gem! Nothing was ever too much bother for her and you could always rely on Janice to do the right thing in a crisis. Janice is an amazing networker. She maintained great staff and business relationships with everyone she met. During our time working together she worked tirelessly to maintain our company’s good name and obtain support from our investors, partners and bank. She is also a great negotiator helping us to get excellent deals from our suppliers and made sure our bills were paid. Janice also managed our international patent and Government grant processes during this time.
I would not hesitate to recommend Janice for any Business Management role as she would be an asset to any company. She manages a “tight ship” while still maintaining a sense of fun.
Shane Mercer: Solutions Director, Certus Solutions
Janice was a valuable member of the Core Technology management team for 9-years; from late 2006 until late 2015 at which time the business was acquired by Certus Solutions. During her tenure, Janice had the role of Business Manager where her ability to manage the business, and relationships both externally and internally, were crucial to the 25% year-on-year growth of the business across three locations. Janice is very adaptable to change as is evident by the three different stages of Company growth she was a part of:
During the early days, Janice’s broad range of business skills were essential to the professional running of the business – as she was the only person looking after the day-to-day operations of the business and the needs of our staff.
Then she took a lead role as we grew the administration team to three full time people, covering all the aspects required to run a 70 person organisation. During this time Janice continued to play the key role in HR matters and managed key relationships, such as with our Bank. During the more recent 1-2 years, she took a more specialised role in the Product Development team handling all Intellectual Property related matters and key relationships with our Bank, NZTE and Callaghan Innovation to ensure product funding levels were maintained.
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