Once you have raised some money (or had some success), you quickly realize that the hard work has just begun. Whether it is helping you manage your exisiting board (by way of any independent board seat) or supporting your long-term strategic planning, Kickstand is here to provide you with world-class services and support:
Independent board seats refer to positions on a company’s board of directors that are held by individuals who are not affiliated with the company or its management. These individuals are considered independent because they do not have any conflicts of interest that would affect their ability to make objective decisions in the best interests of the company and its shareholders, The role of independent board members is to provide an independent perspective and act as a check on the actions of the company’s management. They are often responsible for overseeing the company’s financial reporting, governance practices, and compliance with laws and regulations. Having independent board members is considered good corporate governance practice, as it can help to ensure that the company is being run in an ethical and transparent manner. In addition, having independent board members can help to build trust with investors and other stakeholders, as they provide assurance that the company’s interests are being properly represented.
Strategic planning is the process of defining a company’s direction and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this direction. It involves setting long-term goals, identifying opportunities for growth, and developing a plan to achieve those goals. The strategic planning process typically includes the following steps: Conduct a SWOT analysis, define the company’s mission and vision, set goals and objectives, develop a strategic plan, and implement the plan. Strategic planning is an ongoing process, and companies regularly review and update their plans to stay on track and adapt to changes in the market and their business environment. A successful strategic plan should be flexible and responsive to changing conditions, while still remaining focused on the company’s long-term goals. And, for its part, Kickstand sees itself as your partner in the strategic planning process, from the first values that you establish all the way through implementation of the final plan