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  1. Three Easy Ways To Know Thy Competitor By Ernest Oriente
    “Did you hear what your competitor is doing?” This question has caused many business people to freeze in their tracks. How about you? Does your sales team know what your competitors are doing? And if a prospect was to ask them, “give me 10 unique reasons why I should buy from you and your company," could they answer this question without a pause? “Knowing thy competitor” is critical, and this article will outline three easy ways to know more about them, than they know about you! Let’s get…


  2. Strategy Without Tactics is Futile By Helen Wilkie
    From time to time there seems to be a flurry of studies and surveys on effective communication in the workplace. As a communication specialist, I'm always eager to read these studies, but am often disappointed with what I see. That's because they all seem to be about communication strategy.• We must put in place strategies to get our message out to our various publics.• We must have a communication strategy so that our image and reputation will be disseminated in the way we want it.It all …


  3. Simple Business Plan; Preparing One That Will Work For Your Business By Shaunta Pleasant
    Creating and starting your own business should be an exciting and thrilling time in your life. And a simple business plan can help. Many people dream of striking out on their own and creating their own financial future, but few have the courage and the skill it takes to succeed in this competitive world.Those who have such a bold vision should be encouraged every step of the way. It is hard to overestimate the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit to the success of the nation as a whole.=…


  4. Top Ten Reasons To Create A One Page Business Plan By Maria Marsala
    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.So she moved 3000 miles from "home" and three months later, came across an all day business plan seminar that had a profound effect on her life and business. It was taught by Jim Horan. Three years later, she taught the class in same exact place. This is a very true "story".So never start with a blank page. Create your One Page Plan soon …


  5. How to Grow Your Business by Clearing the Way to Growth By Greg Roworth
    Is your business growing as fast and effectively as it could, or is it stuck at the same level it has been at for years? Research (Larry Greiner, 1972) has discovered 5 specific stages of business growth. Most business never grow beyond the second level. At this level, the business is characterised by a small group of owners (if not a sole owner), supported by a small team of people at an operational level. This describes the 90 plus percent of businesses, which have 10 or fewer staff.Why…


  6. Why Do a Business Plan? By Alan Boyer
    To Grow (Catapult) Your Business That's Why.When it's in your head it's not as likely to happen--too much missed.Before becoming an executive business coach, in my previous career as an electrical engineer I discovered some key practical things about business planning that showed me how to explode the growth of a business.When I was in college if I was asked to design something my designs always worked….on paper.When I got out of college, my boss would frequently come to me and ask if I knew h…


  7. Top 10 Tips to Create A Business Plan! (For People Who Hate Business Plans) By Philip E. Humbert
    One of the key challenges for any business is to remain focused and invest resources for maximum pay-off. It's said that 80% of a business's activity accounts for only 20% of total profits. In plain language, most of the work we do is unfocused, poorly designed and ineffective. In today's competitive world, no business, whether it's an individual professional or a large manufacturing operation, can survive with that much lost time and wasted effort. A business plan can help, but most small bus…


  8. Business Results - Four Critical Success Factors By Leanne Hoagland-Smith
    Scenario OneDuring a recent presentation, a business owner was given the following challenge. If 10 of his 100 employees were asked to name the top 3 organizational goals for the current year as they perceived them to be, would he receive the same 3 goals from everyone or would he receive 5, 10 or even 25 different goals? The business owner shook his head and thoughtfully responded, “No, I am sure that I would receive more than 3 goals.” He was then asked to consider what these misdirected a…


  9. 3 "P"s of Planning - Prepare, Personalize, Pilot By Bill Thomas
    Here's a really simple way to make sure your plans always produce the results you expect."There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." - Napoleon HillEvery plan must provide its leader with the capability to fulfill this multi-level purpose:=> To inspire the commitment of others,=> To execute on the plan's promises=> To supervise the plan to successful conclusions.The reasons why m…


  10. Is Your Company Growing Fast Enough for You? By Chris Anderson
    Are you frustrated by the lack of growth in your firm, or the effort required to squeeze any up-tick in performance? Are inadequate policies and procedures a root cause? To find out, take this simple self assessment to see if this may be inhibiting real growth at your company.Q. Can you take an extended vacation without the company falling apart?A. If you answered “no” then you have a job and not a business. A business must have a system of standard operating procedures to ensure the work gets…


  11. Writing Mission Statement For Your Business By Shaunta Pleasant
    A Mission Statement is a brief description of your business.It is the present and future task that your businesses plan on accomplishing, in about a paragraph or more, up to one page. You should mention the reason your business is in existence.There are 8 key components that you can include when writing a Mission Statement. Note: you do not have to put them all in your Mission Statement. You can include only the ones that you feel are important to the mission of your business.The Main Parts Of…


  12. Leverage - A Small Step For You /A Big Change For Your Career By Alvah Parker
    Cassy was an employee of a nonprofit who had been at her job 5 years. She came to me because she felt that the organization she was working for didn’t value her and was upset because others had been promoted but she had not.By the time we began to work together she had already written her resignation letter and asked me to review it with her. Her letter was not an angry one. She even thanked the organization for the training she had received that had enabled her to have some notable achieve…


  13. How To Write A Business Plan for Your Business By Shaunta Pleasant
    A business plan is a very important document, both for new business and existing ones. While many people think of business plans as important only for newly created startup companies, the truth is that a quality business plan will also be very important to obtain financing to expand the business and help it grow.The typical business plan will help a new business look ahead and prepare for success, and it will help an existing business assess their past and plan their future.A well prepared bu…


  14. Strategic Acquisition Strategies for Small Businesses By Ted Burbank
    Growth through acquisition should not be considered an option reserved solely for large or Public Companies. Small and mid-size businesses that opt to grow by acquiring other companies, rather than growing one new customer at a time, can gain benefits in addition to increased sales and profits.Timing is Right - Two elements have combined making growth through acquisition an attractive option for small and middle market companies.Demographics - The maturing of the Baby Boom generation, many of…


  15. BAG THE ELEPHANT is NOT About Sales By Ben Mack
    I have no financial interest in the success of Bag The Elephant by Steve Kaplan. I have never met Steve nor John E. Peppers, the former P&G Chairman and CEO who wrote the forward.Few books allow for the techniques of big business to be translated into scaleable tools and tactics, equally applicable to big and small businesses. When I come across books that transcend scale, I tell as many people as will listen or read my ideas.I am a former Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy Director for B…


  16. Business Continuity Testing Starts with the Risks By Albert Streab
    All business continuity analysis should be risk based, and risk prioritised to deal with the important business risks first. This means that any risks to your business need to be identified, examined and dealt with. There are 4 options for dealing with each risk:1. Reduce the risk. Reducing the risk falls into 2 categories – reducing the likelihood of the problem occurring and reducing the impact of the problem if it does happen. A simple example is that by having a fire alarm you are redu…


  17. Content Management: Wise Investment for Business Prosperity By Alex Polonski
    The time when a website was just a simple set of HTML pages has gone by. It’s true, just five or seven years ago simple websites developed with HTML and JavaScript were usual. Nobody thought there could be another option. However, year by year, Internet becomes a place where companies can interact with their clients, can develop online showrooms and online shops, can announce the latest news, and even make market researches. A new era of dynamic web development has come.PreconditionsDynamic we…


  18. Call in the SWOT Team: Produce More Opportunities to Expand Your Business By Sara Pedersen
    Have you ever done a SWOT analysis? No, it's not some dangerous military maneuver. It's actually a fun and incredibly helpful business development exercise that will give your company focused direction and great marketing ideas -- whether your business is brand new or has been around for years. This SWOT exercise will show you where your business is flourishing and where it needs to grow to gain clients and produce more sales. I recommend getting someone else (such as a friend, family member,…


  19. Business Plans Keep You On The Success Course By Marianna D'Ambrosio
    Where would your business be without a proper plan? A business plan sets the direction for the future of the business. It gives the business owner or manager a sense of guidance, listing the goals and objectives of the business from the start.Writing a business plan requires your attention; a successful business plan cannot be rushed. Once a concept for a business has been developed, looking at the many facets of owning and operating your business is the next most crucial step. Often, your loc…


  20. Do You Really Need a Business Plan? By Raj Khera
    "I don't need a business plan."Neither did Alice in Wonderland."Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?""That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat."I don't much care where," said Alice."Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.As a consultant, I have people ask me "How can I increase my business?" The answer is often easier than they think. But before figuring out how, they must decide where they want to take their business. This is…


  21. Mining Market Data By John Vinturella
    With a heightened awareness of opportunity, ideas can often be generated by market research. The National Women’s Business Center (NWBC) defines market research as “a systematic, objective collection and analysis of data about your target market, competition, and/or environment with the goal being increased understanding. Through the market research process, you can take data–a variety of related or non-related facts–and create useful information to guide your business decisions.For example, i…


  22. The 7 Critical Steps to Formulating Your Annual Strategic Business Plan By Graeme Nichol
    Businesses tend to avoid doing their annual business plan thinking that it is an arduous task that does not accomplish much. Formulating your annual plan is, however, critical to your business success and if done correctly should be quick, easy and generate bottom line results.Rather than creating a business plan that achieves no results, other than to gather dust, you should be writing a strategic and operational plan. The words ‘strategic’ and ‘operational’ are important as they give purpose…


  23. If You Don't Focus, Innovate and Evolve, You Die By Mark Rosenberger
    After 128 years of business, a household word, Montgomery Wards, Inc., closed their doors forever and filed bankruptcy.With 258 stores and 28,000 employees in 30 states, Wards fell victim to competition from service-driven retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Circuit City. Wards claimed a "poor retail environment" for the failure. Interestingly, Wal-Mart and Home Depot didn't shut down. (Editorial sarcasm).Wards is a perfect example of a company that thought it was in the retail business an…


  24. Rules to Setting Business Goals and Objectives: Why and How to be SMART By Otilia Otlacan
    We all know that nothing runs without a plan, and a plan cannot run without having its objectives set.That applies to any kind of plan, whether we're talking business or personal finances, university degrees or NGO programs, website promotion or weight loss.Setting objectives and milestones is of crucial importance for any planning activity and is the core of its success, or failure. Knowing how to set objectives is not exactly rocket science in terms of complexity, but any strategist should …


  25. Microsoft Great Plains in Agriculture – implementation highlights By Andrew Karasev
    In this small article we’ll concentrate on farmers associations and non-profit state-sponsored organizations, dealing with subsidized state and federal programs distribution and management – loans to farmers and rural communities. As we realized this is relatively narrow market niche and it is almost ignored by software developers. In the typical case you should take generic ERP application, such as Microsoft Great Plains and integrate it with legacy systems or create custom piece in Great P…






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