With the support of artifi­ci­al intel­li­gence, we optimi­se your business ideas.

Identi­fy and develop real unique selling points

Identi­fy and elimi­na­te weakne­s­ses in the business model

Concre­te measu­res for signi­fi­cant increa­ses in turno­ver and profit


Is your business model future-proof?

As an entre­pre­neur, you have done every­thing right: Your business not only defies crises, but is excel­lent­ly positio­ned in the market and is also growing sustain­ab­ly - but how do you compen­sa­te for the uncer­tain­ty factors of the future?

Are you and your employees prepared for the challenges of the future? Which immedia­te Will the impen­ding shorta­ge of skilled workers, advan­cing digita­li­sa­ti­on and increased clima­te protec­tion requi­re­ments have an impact on your compa­ny?

And: Do you know exact­ly where the sustainable value enhance­ment poten­ti­als of your compa­ny lie?

KERN Business Succes­si­on. provi­des you with an inven­to­ry of your current business model compared to thousands of other compa­nies around the world with the support of artifi­ci­al intelligence.

Based on the indivi­du­al strengths and weakne­s­ses of your business model, we will provi­de you with immedia­te, concre­te impul­ses and sugges­ti­ons on how to sustain­ab­ly increase your turno­ver and profitability.

Future-proof your business model and increase the value of your compa­ny for a planned compa­ny sale.


An effici­ent & trustful process

Conduct a confi­den­ti­al analy­sis meeting with our KERN business model optimi­sa­ti­on experts online or on-site.

Within a few days you will recei­ve from us a concre­te analy­sis of your indivi­du­al business model positio­ning with immedia­te­ly imple­men­ta­ble recom­men­da­ti­ons for action to increase the effici­en­cy of your compa­ny value.

In a joint and confi­den­ti­al exchan­ge, we exami­ne the extent to which an indivi­du­al business model optimi­sa­ti­on can be an intra-family soluti­on. Genera­ti­on change or a planned Compa­ny sale can have a positi­ve and lasting influence. 


Syste­ma­ti­cal­ly shaping your future

Our KERN experts for business model­ling work with funda­men­tal methods of business model and product develo­p­ment, which are based on the analy­sis of the compe­ti­ti­on and the data. The larger the analy­sed databa­se, the more valid the forecast. And that is exact­ly what the Use of AI ? it signi­fi­cant­ly facili­ta­tes the analy­sis of very large amounts of data and the subse­quent develo­p­ment process. The strategy recom­men­da­ti­ons develo­ped as a result of this process become signi­fi­cant­ly more robust and effec­ti­ve due to the broader data base. Thus, business model develo­p­ment, which is often driven by experi­ence and gut feeling, recei­ves a broad data-based foundation.

In additi­on, the KERN approach to corpo­ra­te develo­p­ment still offers three decisi­ve advantages:

Flexi­bi­li­ty: This exclu­si­ve process, previous­ly only used by large, global­ly active groups, has now also been adapt­ed to the requi­re­ments of small and medium-sized family businesses.

Appro­pria­te budget orien­ta­ti­on: The budget to further develop existing business models or to open up comple­te­ly new business areas in times of radical changes in the environ­ment is tailo­red to the needs of family businesses.

Practi­cal relevan­ce and multi­ple appli­ca­bi­li­ty: The result of this develo­p­ment process is not just presen­ta­ti­ons or dossiers that explain theore­ti­cal­ly what you could do better based on exten­si­ve data, figures and facts. Rather, you will recei­ve concre­te, reali­sable sugges­ti­ons and ideas on how to elimi­na­te weakne­s­ses in your business model and open up new business areas. This appli­es to business models in the consu­mer market as well as to the B2B sector.

Our promi­se: The further develo­p­ment of their business model is not an expen­si­ve and lengthy process. The risks are signi­fi­cant­ly lower than when awarding expen­si­ve strategy consul­ting manda­tes, becau­se our KERN business succes­si­on process, support­ed by artifi­ci­al intel­li­gence, is up to ten times faster and signi­fi­cant­ly more cost-effec­ti­ve than standard market approa­ches to business model optimisation.


Case study

A craft­sman manufac­tu­rer of venti­la­ti­on techno­lo­gy for agricul­tu­re and indus­try is challen­ged by current indus­try develo­p­ments. Saving energy and reducing CO² emissi­ons are just two key buzzwords for the future. Together with KERN, the compa­ny review­ed its current positio­ning and added key unique selling points to its business model as part of the subse­quent strategy process. With the start of imple­men­ta­ti­on, the compa­ny launched a publicly funded innova­ti­on process that made the product and service portfo­lio unique, impro­ved the quali­ty of inter­nal proces­ses and opened up new custo­mer groups and sales channels.

Final­ly time for a new life plan 

Mr Grepp­mair from KERN assis­ted me with the sale of my caret­a­ker service in Munich in an always pleasant and very compe­tent manner. In just nine months, he managed to sell my compa­ny at a satis­fac­to­ry price despi­te falling sales and the Corona crisis. In doing so, he made a decisi­ve contri­bu­ti­on to a new life plan that I had longed for for a long time. Many thanks for that!

Stefan Krebs  , GEON-Gebäudemanagement 

Especi­al­ly the serious­ness and profes­sio­na­lism gave me a secure feeling at all times 

My pre-selec­tion decis­i­on to 100% proved to be the right one. KERN did a really good job from the prepa­ra­ti­on of my compa­ny in an exposé, to the search for buyers, to the facili­ta­ti­on of negotia­ti­ons and the comple­te imple­men­ta­ti­on of my succes­si­on. In parti­cu­lar, the serious­ness and profes­sio­na­lism gave me a secure feeling at all times. Our goal was successful­ly achie­ved in a good 8 months. I am happy to recom­mend KERN to others.

G.O.K., entre­pre­neur from Hamburg  , Service provi­der with own branch locations 

Without Karl Rehfuß I would proba­b­ly have despai­red of the story long ago 

Without Karl Rehfuß and his often selfless and always optimi­stic commit­ment, I would proba­b­ly have despai­red of histo­ry long ago. All of us here are really glad to have had exact­ly this CORE expert at our side in these past diffi­cult times.

Jürgen Bantel 

Compa­ny sale profes­sio­nal­ly accom­pa­nied and imple­men­ted from start to finish 

KERN profes­sio­nal­ly accom­pa­nied and imple­men­ted my compa­ny sale from start to finish. Finding a buyer was surpri­sin­gly quick and the subse­quent succes­si­on process was compe­tent­ly accom­pa­nied and modera­ted at all times.

H-J. N., entre­pre­neur from Neuss  , Germany’s largest dealer of a premi­um brand of copiers and DMSs 

… we succee­ded in finding exact­ly the right compa­ny for our parti­cu­lar niche 

We had our growth strategy accom­pa­nied by the specia­lists from KERN. With a precise target analy­sis and detail­ed market research, we succee­ded in finding exact­ly the right compa­ny for our parti­cu­lar niche. The effort invol­ved in such a step should not be undere­sti­ma­ted. With KERN, we have found profes­sio­nal support. At the same time, the succes­si­on problem of the compa­ny to be taken over could be solved substan­ti­al­ly and in the long term.

W.S., Managing Direc­tor from the Frankfurt/Main area  , Waste manage­ment service provi­der, market leader in a niche segment 

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