Founder and CEO Chris Stern announces IFEM's 20th business anniversary

Institute For Efficient Management, IFEM, celebrates 20 years of consulting excellence

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IFEM Management Consultants, Inc. doing business as Institute for Efficient Management – IFEM – is proud to announce its twentieth year as a premier specialty consulting firm for corporate strategy, international business improvement and market expansion.

IFEM began operations in 1996 when Chris Stern, the company's founder, started advising mid-size organizations in crafting pragmatic and simple business strategies.

IFEM's straight-forward approach and compelling methodology soon allowed clients to design strategic plans within just days instead of the typical months-long process. Early success allowed IFEM to serve larger companies, and with IFEM's growing network of affiliates, the firm was able to offer services in the U.S. and in Europe.

1999 IFEM added concepts to improve the performance of U.S. subsidiaries of European companies, and European subsidiaries of U.S. corporations.

"Many reasons can lead to business underperformance. In most cases, it is a mix of five to seven ingredients that gets a business entity to fall between the cracks" says IFEM principal Chris Stern. He goes on to state "Unfortunately, many businesses blame everybody but themselves for not achieving their goals. Our experience shows that in most cases it is simple to design a successful business case". Stern concludes: "All it takes is a set of coordinated measures to reduce amplitudes of business deficiencies, leverage strengths, and subsequently enforce coherence of actions with strategic goals."

IFEM's customer base has expanded during its twenty-year history and the company is now focused on combining training and consulting services  into a blended mix of business success solutions. These services help customers learn to apply IFEM's tools specifically and with more accuracy to their particular enterprise. Customized on-site training  is an important part of this integrated approach to business consulting.

To kick off the anniversary celebration, IFEM will host a series of free webinars dubbed Business Performance Series, beginning this Spring. For details, visit our website at

About IFEM

IFEM Management Consultants Inc, doing business as Institute For Efficient Management, is a management-consulting firm delivering integrated business administration solutions for organizations needing to simplify the processes of strategic and business management. IFEM helps its clients design and implement strategic plans that are highly efficient and effective. IFEM's founder Chris Stern is best known for his statement that "Business is simple until academics and consultants make it complicated". IFEM serves corporate clients throughout the United States and Europe, and specializes in improving the performance of U.S. subsidiaries of European companies and EU subsidiaries of U.S. companies. Click here to read the IFEM Website and to contact IFEM. To read more about Chris Stern's latest book Business Is Simple, click here.

Media Contact: Chris Stern, IFEM Management Consultants, Inc., 919 521 8907,

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