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What is Regenerative Business?
Regenerative business is an innovative set of strategies, techniques, and responsible business practices organizations can use to create financial value, and positive social and environmental impacts in their local and global communities. A regenerative business goes beyond sustainability, acting as a beneficial force in their community.
Frequently a regenerative solution to a business goal utilizes conventional business tools and technologies, but applies them in a way that is both profitable and leverages opportunities to create a better world socially and environmentally.
As the ratio of organizations using regenerative business practices increases, it accelerates a societal shift towards values that support healthfulness, collaboration and abundance, rather than degradation, competition and scarcity.
Regenerative business leaders have transformed their organizations from ones that mostly benefit their immediate stakeholders, into powerful forces for creating healthy communities, which benefit everyone.
How will I benefit from working with the Upward Spirals and the Solution Center?
We help forward-thinking small business owners and social entrepreneurs who want to grow environmentally and financially sustainable organizations.
Organizations that work with us quickly grow into leaders in their communities, creating much more value financially, socially and environmentally.
We will help you use your time effectively, save money, and direct your resources to efficiently achieve your goals.
You will benefit from:
- Clear, simple to understand plans to grow your business
- Powerful, integral business models that create value for all
- Online tools to increase productivity and reduce workload
- Market data and plans to make decision making easier and more effective
- Financial forecasts, budgets, and financing ideas
- Process improvements to save time, increase efficiency and reduce waste
- Descriptions, definitions and marketing communications to help you communicate to your clients and community how your regenerative business is creating a better world
- You can implement the plans we create yourself, or we can do it with you. We can guide and train you and your team through the process of learning and using your tools
- Access to our extensive regenerative toolkit and knowledge bases
- Ongoing support in the areas your team needs most
What will working with Upward Spirals and the Solution Center look like?
After filling our brief questionnaire, we’ll connect to set up a time to learn more about your business goals. During the free consultation, we will ask you a series of questions designed to guide our time working together. Using the information you have shared we will then design a customized proposal based on your goals and what you will need to achieve them.
If you like the proposal and want to work on it with us, we’ll design a schedule that helps move you towards your goals.
Our time together will include:
- Visioning what you can achieve with your business
- Sharing information with us about your products, programs, team, history, and current goals
- Meetings in person, phone, or chat
- Written, detailed plans for optimizing your business
- Progress reports posted on our shared online project management platform
- Sharing recent results, explaining new business features, presenting completed upgrades
- Training you and your team on how to use your new tools and plans
- A transition training period when we’ll ensure you are thriving with your new capabilities
How can Upward Spirals and the Solution Center help me create more impact?
(Your best opportunities will be clarified during your personal consultation and design. This is a representative sample.)
Regenerative Business Models
- Life-honoring, holistic impact models that create value for all life
- Personal, community, and societal benefit business models
- Integration of multi-capital models that recognize and cultivate the value of social capital, cultural, spiritual and living capital
- Go beyond sustainability to become a beneficial force in improving and uplifting your community
Revenue generation options
- Design or upgrade your business model and revenue generation models
- How you can leverage your strengths and opportunities to create maximum value
- Optimizing your business model to ease and accelerate growth
- Implementation plans to test and develop your preferred options
Strategic growth plan
- Vision and Goal Setting
- Resource analysis (Determining resources needed for success, comparing with current levels, designing paths to close the gap)
- Help setting priorities and determining the most leveraged path
- Product development / Program development
- Staffing, partnership, and strategic alliance planning
- How to integrate regenerative values into your organization
- Cash flow forecasts
- Financing, fundraising, investing
- Pricing strategy
- Achieving optimal growth rates (Re-investment ratios)
Marketing & Sales plan
- Data gathering and analysis
- Lead generation
- Marketing (Strategy, Social media, Content, Advertising, Networking)
- Website planning and development
- Setup and training on productivity tools
- Digital Tools (for productivity, efficiency, collaboration, and quality)
- And we’ll help you determine what everything will cost, how long it will take, and prioritize where to start
All profits support our social benefit mission to create tools, guides, business plans, and impactful programs for leaders of regenerative organizations.
By working with our team of business and sustainability experts, you will create a symbiotic relationship that builds your business, supports our social mission, and creates an example to inspire others.
What qualifies you to achieve these results?
It will be you achieving the results! We will be supporting your business’ growth with clear plans and powerful knowledge and productivity tools. While working together you will learn modern regenerative business management strategies that will increase your ability to lead dynamic, impactful, purpose-driven organizations.
Our team of business and sustainability experts is supported by a network of advisors composed of management consultants, business leaders, and nonprofit organizers. We are complimented by a diversely skilled support team of dedicated helpers.
You will work directly with Eric Baudry, Strategic Director & Co-Founder of Upward Spirals through every step of our co-creation. Eric has been helping organizations become more effective and sustainable since 2001. Originally for an international strategic consulting company serving the largest corporations in the world, and later after deep reflection on how we can co-create a regenerative society, for eco-social benefit organizations who value much more than quarterly profits and infinite growth.
Or download his latest presentation on Regenerative Business: Creating Upward Spirals of Personal, Community, and Ecological Regeneration
Thank you for considering Upward Spirals to help you catalyze your vision!
Contact us with any questions or to get started at [email protected]