Case Studies

Case Studies and Testimonials

400% Growth

Benefit: Job creation, more personal time

Using this approach, I led a large organization to 400% top-line improvement in a flat, saturated market – profitably growing the business to well over $80 million with over 700 employees at 8 location in 5 states.

Even more amazing, because this approach kept us well organized and focused, I was able to effectively lead from a remote location, rather than spend all of my waking hours in the office, allowing me to enjoy more of the simple pleasures in life – like spending more time with the kids.

This experience led to writing the book, Business is ART, describing the approach, and, ultimately, to the development of Plan Canvas, making following it even simpler.

Jon Umstead – Author of Business is ART and Founder of Plan Canvas

New Levels of Success

Benefit: Happy stakeholders and targets met

When Chrysler gave us a deadline to submit an actionable plan for meeting dealership targets, we used the Plan Canvas approach to develop it.

Although there was a lot more “thinking time” involved, it took us less than 10 hours to create a long-term Strategic Plan and a short-term Business Plan.

Chrysler accepted them on the very first submission – no hesitation, no edits.

Within the first month of managing to the plans, we met our targets for the first time in 13 months. This was no coincidence. The difference was how we focused on achieving goals and objectives rather than hoping something good would happen.

Lance White – Former Manager, White’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram

Successful Startup Launch

Benefit: Reduced risk, saved on expenses

My husband, Lance, and I were anxious to launch. As a creative type, I just wanted to get down to creating. But we weren’t just launching a business, we were building something that would give us more quality time with our daughters. We wanted to do it right. Lance had successfully used the Plan Canvas approach in another role, so we decided to use it before launching FRW.

It helped us think through things like our true vision and mission, our target markets, and our staffing needs. It also allowed us to set and focus on immediate income targets. As a result, our launch went smoothly and we are achieving more, more quickly, than we thought we would.

Julie White – Co-Founder, FRW Studios

A Decision NOT to Launch

Benefit: Saved on cost, effort, and emotion

My team and I ultimately decided not to launch a new business, but I enjoyed Plan Canvas for a few reasons:

  • Action Items – My team members used to get overwhelmed seeing a huge to-do list. Now, from the dashboard, they just see what the next 7-days include.
  • Big picture – The team appreciated having immediate goals and I, on the back end, could see the whole picture.
  • Business planning – Instead of seeing a 10+ page business plan template and feeling like you have to fill it to the brim, Plan Canvas has you focus on small sections at a time.
  • Simplistic, effective and easily navigated – I encourage startups, pre-startups and even my own clients to use Plan Canvas!

(see related A Decision Not to Launch is Not Failure to Launch)

Anastasia Button – Author, Coach, Speaker

Plan Canvas is a community and a powerful software for improving your odds of business success and personal fulfillment.

© SeaSeven LLC 2017.
Developed with FRW Studios.