Business Frameworks

Business Frameworks

Business Growth Consultants

If you are growing your business or ready to grow, you will need a proven a business framework, an individualised approach and expert advice to get you there. As business growth consultants we have made it our life’s work to find, understand and implement world leading business structure and strategy to help businesses grow.

SSBG Consultants Leigh Paulden and Mike E. Kennedy are two of only three GI Business Consultants in New Zealand. Their certification requires continued and rigorous training on internationally proven business structure frameworks and tools so they can help you get focused, get working and grow.

Leading Business Frameworks

The three business frameworks most recognised for success globally are Scaling Up, Four Decisions Framework and Outthinker:

Scaling Up

Used by 40,000 businesses globally and includes the famous Rockefeller Habits Checklist, and One Page Strategic Plan.

Four Decisions Framework

Helps you attract and keep the right people, create a truly differentiated strategy, tighten up execution habits and conserve cash to weather the storms.


Provides a strategic pathway to breakthrough strategy and is becoming recognised as the leading business framework to achieve company-wide strategic clarity, disruptive strategy and innovation.

Scaling Up

The Scaling Up Framework is successfully used by 40,000 businesses globally and is based on Verne Harnish’s book Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Scaling Up introduces two now famous tools for business growth: The Rockefeller Habits Checklist that specifies the 10 Essential Habits that are proven to significantly improve net profit and reduce the time it takes to run your business. The second important tools is the proven and effective One Page Strategic Plan.

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The Four Decisions Framework

In any growing business, there are four critical decisions that impact your ability to grow and scale.

The Four Decisions Framework is based on the “Four Decisions” that companies must get right to attract and keep the right people, create a truly differentiated strategy, tighten up execution habits and conserve cash to weather the storms.

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Your business is your people. Is your team ready for the changes growth will bring?


Strategy is the most powerful driver of growth. Do you know where your company is going?


Execution drives profits and time. Is your team ready to do things differently to achieve your goals?


Growth sucks cash. What are your cash conversion cycles, and do you have the dollars to grow?

In the video below, Leigh explains how you can drive revenue and profit with the Scaling Up and the Four Decisions Framework.


The Outthinker process has been developed by a team of ex-McKinsey consultants and honed in practice over 10 years. Focusing on strategy, the methodology is proven to accelerate growth rates by 100%-120%. Outthinker has been applied to over 300 companies globally including Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson.

SSBG Consultant Leigh Paulden is one of only six Certified Outthinker Growth Strategists in Australasia. In the video below, Leigh explains how to Outthink your competitors and create an innovative and disruptive strategy.

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