Doug Howard is an entrepreneur, government official and small business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in leading organizations and assisting his client companies. Doug owned and served as President of BDG Entrepreneurial Services from 1998 through 2015, providing accounting, tax and consulting services to small businesses with offices in four states. Most recently he founded Growth Team Strategies in 2012 and continued to serve as the President of this organization until October, 2017 when he joined Remodelers Advantage. In addition to his business endeavors, Doug has extensive experience as a local government leader. Doug is in his second term as County Commissioner in District 5 of Carroll County, MD where he has also served on the boards of the Department of Social Services, the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Education, and many others.
RA Strategic Planning Process Program Overview, 2-Day, On-Site Strategic Planning is beneficial to any company, but it is essential for a growing organization, particularly one with multiple owners, shareholders or stakeholders. The strategic planning process is designed to articulate the organization’s vision for the future in as much detail as possible, assess the current status of the business in a wide array of mission critical areas and develop strategies, tactics, timelines and resource allocations for getting the business to its current “place” to its “destination”. The process begins with this two-day, on-site program. It is intended to lay the foundation for an extended process of data gathering, strategic development, implementation and measurement over the following six months. Organization will vary in the time, methods and resource they need and use for implementation.