Building Business Clarity and Helping You Take The Next Step

Our expertise stem from our history of serving the manufacturing community. Having run international sales and marketing teams, new product development programs, market research initiatives, lean champion efforts, doing turnarounds and growth projects along with acquisitions, we understand what it takes to grow a business. Our desire is to help others do the same, and have a little fun in the process.

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We Understand Your Pain

“The Next Step Inc. was founded after my own experiences with the challenge of growing small businesses.  It wasn’t that I, or my fellow friends and peers, couldn’t do all the tasks we needed to in order to move the business forward, we just didn’t have the time, or so often we didn’t have the skill set in the organization to hand it to someone else. I simply think others in the same position should have the utility player they can call to give them a hand. Someone that they don’t have to project manage, someone that will just get it done.”

-Jeff Radichel, Principal
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Jeff Radichel


Ya, we're a bunch of growth oriented, metric driven, type A, continuous improvement drivers, who enjoy knocking out tasks and having some fun in the process.  Yet as a team, our discussions revolve around MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and how we are delivering measurable value for our customers.  It’s why we have the policy that if we don’t deliver value you don’t pay.  It’s why we hire people that are:

Transparent Bias for Yes, Open, Direct
Driven Strives to Move the Ball
Simplifiers Always Looking to Make it Easier
Disiplined In Control, Process Oriented
Brave Testing New Concepts to Find a Better Way

What We Do

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  • Lead Generation
  • Pricing
  • Forecasting
  • Pipeline Development
  • Business Development
  • International Channel Development
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  • Marketing Research
  • Segmentation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Technical Writing
  • International Localization
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  • Lean Transformation
  • Cultural Development
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Capacity Development
  • Metric / KPI Automation
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New Product Development
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Specification Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Roadmap Planning
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Some of Our Customers

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The Process

Our goal is to keep it simple. We work together to ensure we understand the core value of the company and the offering to the customer. With that, we map the elements and metrics to define success. Then we execute!

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If our guarantee isn’t enough, see what others have to say.

Better yet, give us a call, we can provide you with their phone numbers and you can call them.
Dennis Stoffels
Dennis Stoffels, Owner, Ursa Major

"We have been working with Jeff at The Next Step for about two months and we have made more progress than over the last 5 years. He was able to come in and work with our Team and create systems to eliminate wasted time and effort. He was also good at working with the different personalities involved and uncovers the underlying issues. I would highly recommend him."

James Werler
James Werler, President, Chemstar Products Company

"Jeff was hired on a consultant basis and got busy. 6 weeks down the path, we now own a clear vision and template for New Product Development predicated on market data. This guy is 110% devoted to the science of business and product development."

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