A business should have a strategic plan. A simple Vision, Mission, Aims and Values. A road map for the directors to drive their executives towards the investors goals. ( That may, of course, be the same people - shareholder, director and manager, depends on the size and length of time the business has been going)
I help businesses write strategic plans. They are realistic, they involve, the staff (buy-in is so essential to success) and they can be used to demonstrate good management if an exit is the overall plan.
Behind every plan, their needs to be an Internal Audit process and a Risk Register. I also help bring these essential tools to the table to ensure the business' success.