Strategic Planning

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Turning On The Lights


Fun From The StartFor those with the will to start a new business the rewards, both financial and emotional, can be excellent, but the risks can also be significant to both sanity and mortgage. Of course, the chance of success increases if a company has a good, well thought through strategy before they strike out.

The Power of Strategic Thinking: Creating Meaningful Success


Too much goal setting and strategic planning can leave you feeling like you're working against the forces of nature; too little and you end up where you never intended to be-with a life or business that is bigger, smaller, or different than what you genuinely desire. Though getting you and your organization where you most want them to be at any given time can be hard work it can also be exhilarating.

Business Plan Financial Projections: Stop Worrying About Being Right...


Business plan financial projections seem daunting because they are so uncertain. This very uncertainty, however, is what makes preparing them easy because you can't possibly be right.

Could You Be Setting Your Business Plan Up For Failure?


David E. Gumpert, author of Burn Your Business Plan, often tells the story about how he and his partner failed to raise money after sending their business plan around to venture capitalists and meeting with several others to make presentations.

10 Critical Facts to Put On the Cover of Your Business Plan...


In most business plans, no matter how striking the idea, the covers are critically important. The majority of investors may flip to the executive summary, if they get past the cover, when deciding whether or not they are interested.

Pave the Way to a Successful Strategic Plan


Many very successful business owners may never have had a formal strategic plan. Some think, "Why do we need to do strategic planning? We're doing great just like we are.

Innovators Role at Hard Times


One Research Scientist at the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Imaging Systems laboratory said Carly Fiorina was a marketing person put in change of engineers who cared nothing about the art and beauty of technology. She just wanted saleable stock to bring to market.

Top Ten Traits of Strategic Thinkers


Want to become more strategic? Add these traits to your collection of skills and watch your success soar!1. Maintain a self-responsible attitude.

Own Your Niche by Building a Niche Community


In 1997, David Steele was making the transition from a professional therapist to relationship coach. Part of his strategy was to become a center of influence and THE Relationship Coach for his community.

The Impact of Price Popularity on Profits


The goal of almost every business owner is to generate a profit either for themselves or their shareholders. This can be challenging at best.

How to Snuff Out the Competition Without Leaving a Mark


Does the competition drive you crazy?Are they relentless about taking your clients away?Are customer loyalties becoming a thing of the past?In our ever changing world, it seems securing business these days comes down to, who will provide the most service at the lowest possible price.To add insult to injury your previous customers have taken on a new militant attitude about obtaining your services.

How Copying the HBO Schedule Can Boost Your Business


I'm not talking about posting the HBO schedule on your website or sending a Xeroxed copy around to all your customers. When HBO came onto the scene they were innovative, fresh, and willing to do things other people were not.

Top Ten Reasons To Create A One Page Business Plan


There is a story, about a business owner who wasn't doing very well. She had no business plan, but had heard, quite a bit, how creating one would help.

How To Get More Business During The Winter Months


Business seems to drop, slow or even stop during the winter months. As tourist traffic slows or stops during the winter months so does the incomes of many local business owners.

How Good Is a Business Plan To Your Business?


You know you need a business plan. You probably realize that it is one of the best ways to get your business up and running.

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