DoubleStar, a manufacturing and distributor of sporting rifles, handguns and accessories, wanted to improve its growth and business performance and therefore hired Growth Strategy Partners to conduct their business growth and performance evaluation.  Growth Strategy Partners has developed a unique business evaluation based on their research into the 7 Keys to Growth which has proven to accelerate growth and performance.  The firm has extensive experience in the shooting sports industry which contributes to their insightful recommendations.

Over the course of 4 days, the Growth Strategy Partners, in association with George Harris from International Firearms Consultants, evaluated DoubleStar’s sales, marketing, service, manufacturing operations, organizational design and culture, products, management systems and financials.  At the conclusion of the evaluation, the firm provided a significant number of recommendations to improve the growth and profitability of DoubleStar.  Three of the strategic recommendations were to consolidate the four brands DoubleStar was promoting into a single core brand, the hiring of a Director of Operations as well as reorganizing the roles and responsibilities of the current organization.

DoubleStar retained Growth Strategy Partners to assist in the hiring of the Director of Operations and within a few months, the person was successfully hired.  For many privately held companies, finding a technically qualified candidate is less difficult than finding one which fits the culture and management style of the owners.  DoubleStar is working on implementing many of the other recommendations and has seen profits and morale improve because of them.

“Growth Strategy Partners provided very valuable recommendations focusing exactly on what we needed at our stage of growth.  They helped us hire a great director of operations along with providing effective  recommendations in streamlining and running our business more efficiently. I believe the fact that they know and live in the shooting sports industry is very valuable.  I’d definitely recommend them for any business looking to improve their performance.”  Jack Starnes, President

Growth Strategy Partners is a management consulting firm which accelerates the revenue, profit and organizational growth of small and mid-sized businesses by implementing their research driven 7 Keys to Growth. The firm partners with George Harris’s International Firearms Consultants, who are a team of experts in the design and development of firearms, shooting ranges as well as all levels of firearms training and education. Together the firms bring the business, technical and industry knowledge to solve the challenges facing today’s firearms and firearms related businesses.

To learn more about the growth diagnostic and other services please visit  or call Chris DiCenso at 781.837.3276.