strategic planning


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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Aug

31

2016
Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Networking (Part 1)

Business Development Strategies and Marketing Resources: Networking (Part 1)

Executing sound business development strategies and utilizing marketing resources efficiently speeds up company growth and are drivers of business success. Marketing and business development strategies are the most time consuming and critical points of being independent. At one point or another, every executive will be challenged with keeping a consistent portfolio of clients. Some of the more common business and marketing resources are networking, referrals, online...

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Aug

28

2016
How to Make Strategic Plan that Keeps your Employees Focused

How to Make Strategic Plan that Keeps your Employees Focused

Create a Single-Page Strategic Plan to Keep your Employees Focused on What’s Important Employees are hired to do a job, but sometimes getting them to focus on the most important aspects of the business is a challenge itself. Some are uninterested in work, while others are overwhelmed by all the information and opportunities. We suggest making a single page strategic plan ground, focus, and align your...

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Jun

15

2016
How Your Business Can Be One Of The Most Profitable Companies In Your Industry

How Your Business Can Be One Of The Most Profitable Companies In Your Industry

The Most Profitable Companies, Solve Problems That Nobody Else Can Solve    “Companies that make money, solve problems that no one else is willing to or has the know-how to solve.” Most business ideas are about keeping customers happy. And one of the most effective ways of doing that is by eliminating problems. While there are obvious issues like hunger, acne, travel, bad breath, etc.,...

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May

02

2016
Processes and procedures – Where do I start?

Processes and procedures – Where do I start?

Processes and procedures are like the brains of a company. They direct how to utilize your resources to accomplish desired outcomes.  They can be the lynch pin that makes or breaks a company.  They wind through every part of a company and are the basis for leveraging the most critical resource most companies have – People. A succession of clearly defined steps that results in...

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Dec

08

2015
How to effectively communicate your strategic plan

How to effectively communicate your strategic plan

Effectively communicating your strategic plan to everybody involved in the organization, is as important as creating it. The plan outlines the direction and long-term objectives of the business, and for the business to function in accordance with its strategy, every person must be aware of it. Clearly articulating your strategic plan is essential to the growth of the business. Internal and external stakeholders must be...

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Dec

03

2015

How to Build an Effective Internal Communications Strategy

An internal communications strategy is extremely valuable for both small and large businesses. Especially if you can’t afford a high staff turnover and low productivity, and honestly which business can? When the business starts out with only a few people, communicating is easy but as the company grows, you need sustainable measures that adjust with the growing size and makes sure that communication does not...

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Sep

17

2014
Strategic Planning: Searching for a Cure for the Common Strategy

Strategic Planning: Searching for a Cure for the Common Strategy

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. Strategic planning, for many companies, represents the classic definition of an oxymoron. The annual process is neither strategic nor does it incorporate meaningful planning. To jump in a car and start a vacation with a general idea of the destination, but no specific route or budget in mind, is most likely something most of us would not do, particularly if...

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Oct

29

2013
Four Steps to Effective Strategic Planning & Implementation

Four Steps to Effective Strategic Planning & Implementation

Contributed by David Shaffer Learn to “Charter” Strategic Initiatives, Manage Accountability and Achieve Results Most companies schedule their management retreat to develop and establish the strategic direction for the remainder of the year, as well as a 3-5 year outlook. The process, although it can contribute to team building by “getting away” from the daily grind, frequently does not result in strategy. That’s because what...

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