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Completing the GPS Diagnostic

To use the GPS Diagnostic to develop a Route to Profits® for your business follow the steps below:

Answer the first 25 simple questions about business issues.

  • They are designed to allow you to score where you are on each item.
  • For example, item 1 is "Our documentation of a clear vision for the business".
  • You can use the slider to select a score between -5 and +5 where +5 is "couldn't be improved", 0 is OK, and -5 is "major issue".
  • Your first response to each item is likely to be the right one.
  • As you enter scores, the top three items for your business change on the bottom right of your screen.
  • Once you complete all 25 items click on the "continue" button

 
Answer the second set of 25 simple questions about personal issues

  • These are equally important as the business issues, because they often lead to personal barriers that block your implementation of your plan.
  • You can use the slider to select a score between -5 and +5 where +5 is "couldn't be improved", 0 is OK, and -5 is "major issue".
  • Your first response to each item is likely to be the right one.
  • As you enter scores, the top three items for you change on the bottom right of your screen.
  • When these items are all scored, click "continue".


Enter up to three strategies for resolving your top three business issues.

  • For each strategy, you score the impact of the business on, growth, profit, and ease of doing, e.g. 5, 7, 6.
  • Then enter the estimated financial benefit (normally in sales but you could do profit) for each strategy, and a brief comment on the benefit of each.
  • A rough estimate of the financial benefit is all that is required.
  • This time when you click "continue", you will see all your data on one screen.


This final outcome is your opportunity to reflect on what you need to do next. Imagine if you were able to successfully implement all your key strategies. 

If you want to, you can take the diagnostic again, this time assuming that you have resolved your three key issues. It would be interesting to score everything again and see what changes. The main benefit of this summary screen is that you can forward the automatic email with your results to your advisor and ask for their comments and advice based on the results. The time to complete the diagnostic can range from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the detail you insert into your strategies. The more time you can invest the better.

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