We help mid-market businesses plan and build a foundation for profitable, rapid growth.
WE call it scalable execution.
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We know how growth can strain an organization and destabilize it.  We also know where to look to get it under control.

Using The Sharpen Group’s proprietary TOPS evaluation framework, we can help you:

  • Pinpoint the high leverage projects that will lower stress levels
  • Improve operations and margins
  • Set the foundation for more growth

We call it SCALABLE EXECUTION.

50+ years leading companies through 3x - 10x growth
Kendall Hoyd

Kendall Hoyd,
CEO

Sharon Hoyd,
President

Sharon Hoyd
What got you this far won't be enough to get you to the next level.
SCALABLE EXECUTION is key.
OUR frAMEWORK
TOPS framework

There are four foundational elements (Strategy, Organization, Process, Technology) that will cause a business's growth to stall out. Additional growth is sporadically achieved, but with less efficiency, lower margins, and high stress levels on the organization.

We call this point where incremental growth comes with unsustainable friction the scalability gap. Missing pieces in any or all of these four elements of scalability can lead to limits on the success and value of the enterprise.

Putting in place the missing elements leads to what we call SCALABLE EXECUTION: the ability to exend the value creation assets of the business beyond the personal and leverage them throughout the organization.

Having guided several businesses across the scalability gap through rapid growth phases, we have developed a clear picture of what strains an organization, adds friction and overhead, and keeps it from successfully scaling.  

Take our preliminary scalability diagnostic that's based on our TOPS Assessment. These 14 questions will help you start to understand what’s keeping your organization from reaching your growth objectives.

TAKE OUR PRELIMINARY SCALABILITY DIAGNOSTIC
technology

Use of technology is no longer optional, and defines Differentiation and competitiveness and the importance of it increases relentlessly every day.

process

Back-office processes, including Finance and Administration, must be organized for scalability to maintain Operating Efficiency with growth.

strategy

Getting across the scalability gap requires Alignment – a shared ambition to win and plan for how to do it.

organization

The Culture must be one in which  roles and responsibilities are designed for the right interactions and accountability.

scalability EXPERTISE
Digital transformation
DIGITAL
TRANSFORMATION

Remove paper, automate workflows, and integrate systems to set the table for rapid growth and create one source of the truth for your company.

Analysis and Insight
analysis
and insight

Look a layer deeper and get the business intelligence to find the hidden friction in the microeconomics of your business.

process balance
process
balance

By balancing the organization and key processes, you can create a less stressful, more rewarding work environment for your team.

M&A and financing
M & A
and financing

We have deep experience in M&A, debt financing, and equity transactions and can help you take risk out of this important part of your growth plan.

Analysis and Insight
better pricing model leads to increased profitability
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process balance
dramatically reduced time to close books
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M&A and financing
90 days to public company readiness
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Digital transformation
digitization conversion in accountING department
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case studies

Analysis and Insight
better pricing model leads to increased profitability
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process balance
dramatically reduced time to close books
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M&A and financing
90 days to public company readiness
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Digital transformation
digitization conversion in accountING department
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process balance
stabilized operations, created platform to double business
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Digital transformation
automated accounts payable, reduced ap staff by 40%
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Analysis and Insight
shop floor data used to increase capacity utilization by Approx 30%
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process balance
dramatically reduced time to close books

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M&A and financing
90 days to public company readiness
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Analysis and Insight
better pricing model leads to increased profitability
READ MORE >
process balance
dramatically reduced time to close books
READ MORE >
M&A and financing
90 days to public company readiness
READ MORE >
Digital transformation
digitization conversion in accountING department
READ MORE >

let's connect

We’d love a chance to get to know you better and talk about your business.  Send us your contact information and we’ll set up a time to get acquainted and talk about how we can help your company gain value and help you lose the stress.

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