strategic planning


Nov

24

2018
The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

Strategic planning is more important than you think Strategic planning not only defines the direction for your company, but it also addresses complex matters like the especially important issue of how to raise capital. Getting your business off the ground is a major achievement, but to go further, a little bit of additional working capital can broaden your horizons. On a previous post on the...

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Nov

12

2018
Why small companies should do strategic planning

Why small companies should do strategic planning

Size is not a factor when it comes to strategic planning in small companies Contributed by Thomas Stamatis When you hear the terms, “strategic planning” and “strategic plan” you often think of the chore as developing a lengthy business plan covering an extended period of time, typically five years. The purpose is to map out a long-term business growth plan under some company mission statement and...

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Sep

18

2018
The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

Managers today need to know there’s a difference between operations and strategy. Both aspects of the business work parallel to each other, boosting performance and creating a competitive edge. Think of operations and strategy like two separate but essential engines on a boat. Both engines run efficiently and independently to ensure a smooth and fast journey. Running on one engine can lead you in a...

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May

22

2018
Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

The goal of every business is to create value for its shareholders. Setting targets and then achieving them is the work of a good operations strategy in the right direction. The operations strategy of a company defines its long-term goals in sync with its vision and mission. By leading the organization in the right direction, it is able to deliver sustainable growth and security, and...

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Jun

23

2017
Getting Started on Business Development as an Independent Executive

Getting Started on Business Development as an Independent Executive

Why using multiple business development strategies instead of one is your best bet Most executives we meet possess many, if not all, of the characteristics described in this article. It is how they are applied and leveraged that starts to mark the difference between one executive to the next. Because the most common struggle across the board is getting leads and closing business, we are...

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Jan

26

2017
Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

  The results a strategic plan implemented by interim management achieved This article examines the impact of a strategic plan created by interim executive for  $17 million medical device manufacturer. This business brought in an Interim Chief Strategy Officer who was then able to transition into the Quality Assurance Manager, only 2-3 days a week over a total of 8 months to help address many...

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Oct

25

2016
Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Implementation of strategy, an effective strategy, goes far beyond just outlining one in a management retreat. Planning, developing and implementation of strategy in the right way makes it an effective one! There are four steps to ensure you and your team are on the road to a successful outcome. In a previous post on Cerius, we spoke of those four great steps that keep your company moving in...

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Oct

20

2016
The 5 Key Components for Success in Sports and Work

The 5 Key Components for Success in Sports and Work

Contributed By: Jeff Knapp “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard” – Guy Kawasaki, Entrepreneur and Investor In addition to the victories, defeats and fantasy league exploits shared by coworkers, there are key lessons to be learned from sports which can directly enhance our success in the workplace. Below are 5 key components for success in sports which are critical as we strive to create success in...

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Sep

06

2016
Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Intermediaries and Online Marketplaces (Part 3)

Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Intermediaries and Online Marketplaces (Part 3)

Executing sound business development strategies and utilizing marketing resources efficiently speeds up company growth and are drivers of business success. This article is part three of a three-part series. For part one, read Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Networking (Part 1) and for part two, read Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Referrals (Part 2) here. Marketing and business development strategies are the most time consuming and critical...

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Sep

03

2016
Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Referrals (Part 2)

Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Referrals (Part 2)

Executing sound business development strategies and utilizing marketing resources efficiently speeds up company growth and are drivers of business success. This article is part two of a three-part series. For part one, read Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Networking (Part 1) here. Marketing and business development strategies are the most time consuming and critical parts of being independent. At one point or another, every executive will...

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