Frequently Asked Questions
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Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you when using our NXT-9 platform.
SME stands for Small and Mid-size Enterprises.
The eight business disciplines are the science behind scaling a business. It refers to the eight basic management disciplines that successful scale-up leaders follow to grow their business. Consistently implementing the 250 practices related to the eight disciplines is empirically proven to grow businesses and requires building maturity in each discipline, layer-by-layer as a business scales up and becomes more complex to scale.
Follow the path-to-scale and design a scalable core business model in an attractive
Build culture and management systems to execute.
Recruit, retain and fully utilise remarkable people who thrive.
4. Board & Advisors
Foster an executive team, board, advisors, and ‘smart money’ investors.
5. Sales & Marketing
Develop scalable sales and marketing functions to predictably generate quality leads and
repeat sales from sweet spot customers.
Create operational processes and systems that systematically deliver delightful customer
Maintain future proof financial management practices and make financially informed
Be attractive to funders and build strong relationships with good investment partners.
The Business Maturity Index (BMIx) is a single summary score out of 100 indicating the overall maturity of your company across the eight business disciplines. The more complex your business is to scale, the higher your BMIx score needs to be for you to successfully scale. Factors driving up your business complexity include your product complexity, market rate of change, and your company growth rate.
SaaS is Software as a Service. Instead of buying a very expensive license fee to use the software, you pay an affordable amount each month to use it. The software is hosted in the cloud, and users access its features and applications remotely. The significant benefits of a SaaS platform over legacy approaches to software include affordability, flexibility, and free and regular product updates and new feature releases.
NXT-9 is a business software platform and diagnostic tool for CEOs, management teams and coaches of Small and Mid-size Enterprises who want to grow their organisations and improve their knowledge and skills to build great companies.
Every entrepreneur has great ambitions for their business. For most, it means more business growth and cash flow, for some it means more cash with less stress and more free time and for others it means building a great business that leaves a big legacy. For all, it means dramatically improving the business’ performance, ultimately to achieve life goals. But that outcome is sadly quite rare. Your mission may seem humble, but it’s still your moon shot. It’s your version of man’s quest to do the impossible and land on the moon. Only 24 people have ever landed on the moon and the NEXT NINE who will be making that journey are being trained. They will need help from those who’ve been there if they are to succeed. That is our job. To train the NEXT NINE who will achieve their moon shot. Are you the NXT-9?
NXT-9’s mission is to help Small and Mid-size Enterprises to grow, at scale, using world-class technology. Born of an entrepreneurial spirit, NXT-9’s culture is built around being customer focused, taking ownership, collaborating as a team and driving exceptional performance.
NXT-9’s customers are businesses:
• anywhere in the world;
• with an annual turnover of between $0.5 and $50M;
• led by ambitious entrepreneurial CEOs and management teams, whose goal is for the business to grow, produce more profit and cash flow, with less stress and more free time, and;
• who are hungry to learn how to get there.
NXT-9’s platform has been developed to equip CEOs, their management teams and their business coaches to build a great company by supplying the insights, guidance, know-how and tools they need to level up themselves and their business with the best. The NXT-9 X-Ray identifies and addresses the root cause business issues most responsible for the chaos, inertia and stress in their business. Our AI Assistant prioritises them, so you know exactly where to start, and gives you practical action plans to address them. Our smart Academy supplies just-in-time and highly curated how-to-guides, tools, templates, nano books and courses you need to learn on the job so you can execute on those actions. The Navigation feature helps you systematically build a stronger company by assigning ownership for actions and tracking your progress.
Ambitious, entrepreneurial leaders of growing businesses who want to take the guess work out of scaling a thriving company and are open to learning and growing themselves to get there.
Established business coaching practices and coaches who want to grow a thriving company that makes positive and meaningful contribution to their clients’ success.
Business Development or Capacity Building organisations who need to generate income whilst solving their clients’ problems and growing their businesses.
Investors who want to be proactive and systematic in building saleable assets that generate good exits, and recognise they need X-Ray vision into their investments to identify the areas of focus early on.
NXT-9’s technology empowers CEOs to quickly pinpoint why their business is stuck and how to get it growing again with a clear, systematic plan. NXT-9 is like a GPS navigator. It provides your business with turn-by-turn directions out of frantic firefighting. NXT-9 guides you through five critical steps into business growth, really fast: 1: Identify why you are overwhelmed and stuck; 2: Prioritise where to start; 3: Take action; 4. Learn how, fast; 5. Navigate to success. Visit our Business Enterprise Benefits page to learn more. NXT-9 is also the ideal business building tool for coaching practices. Its technology equips business coaches with the best tools to systematically scale their practice and deliver valuable impact to their client’s businesses. Visit our Business Coach Benefits page to learn more.
There are many testimonials throughout our website. Here are some testimonials from CEOs and business coaches who love using the solution Visit also our Case Studies page.
It has meant the difference between certain death and survival for Inoxico by helping us address critical issues proactively. We love using this tool. Dominique Pitot, CEO
Peopletree Group has been around for 25 years. We have worked on a lot of exciting ideas to grow our business and some worked, but we just weren’t scaling. NXT-9’s X-Ray showed us what we really should be doing. We now have a comprehensive, sequential, and shareable game plan. We’ve made more progress in one month than we have in the last 25 years. Martin Sutherland, CEO
The NXT-9 X-Ray is the most powerful business diagnostic tool out there. As a business coach, I searched the globe to quickly assess a business’ strengths and weaknesses. I found nothing. My AHA moment came when I discovered the NXT-9 X-Ray. Alistair Gordon, Business Coach
Built by entrepreneurs for elite coaches serious about really helping clients to scale responsibly and sustainably. Ben Schoeman, Business Coach
The NXT-9 X-Ray is a customised assessment of a business’ scalability in eight important business building disciplines. It highlights your business’ strengths and weaknesses and provides AI-powered recommendations. The tool also enables tracking and updating your progress.
The NXT-9 X-Ray enables you to:
• Conduct a comprehensive online assessment of the eight business disciplines in your company to determine your Business Maturity Index (BMIx) score and readiness to scale.
• Receive a prioritised list of the next milestones that your business must reach on its path to scaling growth.
• Receive an interactive, online assessment report customised for your company that identifies a prioritised list of the gaps that your business must close to scale and specific, actionable recommendations to do so.
• Accelerate your growth by constantly updating your plan, setting new, measurable goals and tracking your progress.
The X-Ray is best suited for an entrepreneurial business in the scale-up stage of its business lifecycle that is not growing, or not growing as fast as it could or needs to, and the CEO doesn’t know what is wrong or how to fix it and is struggling with the crises and stress of being stuck.
It takes around 1,5 to 2 hours to do the complete X-Ray covering all eight business disciplines. However, you can complete each sectionof the X-Ray separately and receive the results immediately. You can be working on an action plan to solve your top priority weak links in 20 minutes! You can then complete the rest of the survey, starting with Strategy, Execution. People and followed by whatever section is most relevant to your business. Each survey section is laid out as a separate Discipline Card on your NXT-9 dashboard showing you the estimated time to complete the section, as well as your progress. You can resume any time from where you last left off by simply clicking on the Card.
The CEO and senior managers who are responsible for the core business functions associated with the eight business disciplines should complete the X-Ray.
We say that this is impossible. We are so certain of this that NXT-9 will give your money back if you don’t see any value in its technology.
NXT-9’s cutting edge Academy provides CEOs and business coaches with highly curated how-to-guides, tools, templates, nano books and courses you need to learn on the job so you can execute on those actions. No need to search for knowledge and tools. We’ve already done that for you.
The NXT9 Academy gives you access to:
• A curated knowledge library of world-class articles, tools, templates, courses and other materials to learn how to implement the X-Ray’s top recommendations.
• Hyperlinks to the X-Ray’s Top Recommendations to take you directly to the content in our Academy that is specifically curated to help you implement the recommendation
• More than 120 nano books for quick, on-demand learning. Our nano books distil key learnings and insights from books that every scale-up entrepreneur must read, saving you time! Investing as little as 15 to 30 minutes per book gives you, and your client, the core learning you need keep moving forward.
Sign up for a Freemium account. Our Freemium account gives entrepreneurial CEOs ambitious about growing their businesses access to the Execution X-Ray, which is a great tool to improve your business’ execution management systems. You get one business license for up to 10 users in your company to:
• Do NXT-9’s Execution X-Ray online
• Access NXT-9’s interactive Execution X-Ray report
• Download a pdf version of the Execution X-Ray report to share internally or with your business coach
• Access the Execution section of NXT-9’s online Academy
• Build a culture and the management systems you need to successfully implement your growth strategy using the 9 disciplines of best practice Execution
Business coaches can do a SELF-HELP WALK-THROUGH OF OUR PLATFORM or schedule a FREE DEMO session with our Coach Advocate.
Yes! Watch our demo video for a step-by-step guide.
Pricing & Payment
NXT-9’s subscription fee is US$85 per month. The first 12 months is to be paid upfront, in advance, thereafter monthly. The subscription facilitates improvement of all your management disciplines with NXT-9’s full X-Ray. Visit our Pricing page for more details. Business coaches have free access for now to our coach portal including a license to use NXT-9’s platform in their coaching practice, as well as full access to NXT-9’s Academy.
NXT-9 does not offer any discounts. Our Freemium option is, however, free of charge for up to 10 users to access the NXT-9 Execution X-Ray and Execution sections of the Academy.
NXT-9 will give your money back if you don’t see value in its technology.
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