The Top Five Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

"Most great plans aren't. They are just nice, high-level ideas."That's how one of our survey... Read More

How to Achieve E-commerce Success ?You Gotta Plan!

Before becoming a netpreneaur, I was an entrepreneur. First, I owned a successful child care... Read More

Communication Strategy During A Time Of Strategic Planning

"Rubbish!" shouted the large, aggressive man in the red-striped shirt (we had to pay attention... Read More

Planning For The Slow Season Of Your Business To Increase Sales

Every business experiences slower periods. For some, they sell more during the Christmas season while... Read More

19 Questions to Supercharge Your Business Plan

Whether you are seeking capital for your company or are optimizing your business strategy, the... Read More

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits

It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail" Success in... Read More

Top Reasons To Form A Strategic Business Alliance

A strategic alliance is when two or more businesses join together for a set period... Read More

Completing the Annual Planning Process

Imagine an office without a desk, or lights, a computer, or even something as simple... Read More

Six Key Areas For Evaluating A Strategic Alliance

Strategic alliances are increasing at a rapid rate. It is good for business, good for... Read More

Menu Driven Business Planning

A menu is the foundation of any restaurant; Guests will support or avoid a restaurant... Read More

Fail to plan... or Plan to FAIL??

Running a business, whether it be an offline multi-billion dollar company or an online part... Read More

Dotcom Business Plans Archive Project

One of the most important initiatives in the domain of business documentation is that of... Read More

Business Plan: The Simplest Business Plan Ever

If you're a solo professional like I am, you know how tough it is to... Read More

Ten Steps To A Great Strategic Plan

Ask a small business owner about their strategic plan and they'll either laugh or get... Read More

Will and Vision

Remember Chux? The disposable diaper that took the market by storm in 1932? Of... Read More

Business Planning and the ?Bozo? Factor

"Bozo" ? A clown with a forlorn look, always finding negative implications in every activity... Read More

Thinking Like A Farmer

One of the difficulties we face in our industrialized age is the fact we've lost... Read More

Business Ideas: 3 Smart Ways To Generate Profitable Business Ideas Anytime

Creativity is one of the greatest tools for success in business.All businesses are created first... Read More

Business Strategy Planning Made Easy

Ask Yourself three simple questions that affect your strategy planning... What direction is my... Read More

More Uses for Your Business Plan

You have invested a lot of time and energy on writing a business plan just... Read More

6 Steps To Laying Out Your Competitive Strategy

Why do so many companies languish and watch as their business turns into a zero... Read More

Is Your Company Growing Fast Enough for You?

Are you frustrated by the lack of growth in your firm, or the effort required... Read More

Becoming Wise - Wild & Free - Writing A Successful Business Plan - Part 2 - Do It In Steps

So you've decided to write your own business plan because you know the value that... Read More

Hunters and Gatherers - Are You Serving Both Their Needs?

The University of Exeter in the United Kingdom recently published research financed by Barclays Bank,... Read More

Top 10 Tips to Create A Business Plan! (For People Who Hate Business Plans)

One of the key challenges for any business is to remain focused and invest resources... Read More

Writing Your Business Plan is Actually Storytelling

Storytelling and writing a business plan actually go hand in hand. The same ingredients used... Read More

How to Start A Business Plan

A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm's... Read More

The Power of Planning

I am surprised how few sales professionals, independent consultants, and small business owners take the... Read More

When Do I Need To Hire A Business Plan Consultant

Every new business owner knows that a business plan is critical ? it is drilled... Read More

The Chief Cause of Business Failure & Success

Business rises and falls on leadership. According to business guru, Brian Tracy, "Leadership is the... Read More

8 Ways to Earn More Without Working Harder

Conventional wisdom has it that there are only three ways to grow your business: find... Read More

6 Changes You Can Make to Increase Business Profits

I read once that something like 30 percent of all drinkable water gets wasted on... Read More

Elite Positioning Brings Higher Profits

Imagine spending the same amount of money on marketing and performing the same amount... Read More

Five Crucial Components of a Business Plan

The format of a Business Plan is something that has been developed and refined over... Read More

3 Ps of Planning - Prepare, Personalize, Pilot

Here's a really simple way to make sure your plans always produce the results you... Read More

Troubled Waters Require Capable Leaders at the Helm

Canada's lean leaders need to look beyond the horizon and chart the futureIn stormy times,... Read More

Your Business: Will It Have A Happy Ending?

"Begin with the end in mind," says Stephen Covey in his book Seven Habits of... Read More

2 Simple Steps Before Starting Your Business

There is so much small business information available today that it's easy to be bogged... Read More

Building a Better Brick-and-Mortar with the Billion-Dollar Web

More than $117 billion passed hands from Internet shoppers to Internet vendors in 2004, according... Read More

Don?t Allow Yourself to Get Burned

I am not a big fisherman, but I do enjoy it whenever the opportunity comes... Read More

Laying It Out On Paper

You might be thinking to yourself, "Why should I waste my time writing a business... Read More

How to Write a Business Plan in Five Steps

People often ask "What makes a good business plan? Or, "How do I make my... Read More

How To Leverage Your Current Ideas And Products Into Multiple Revenue Streams

Diversify - to make diverse, give variety, to balance, to divide securities in different industries,... Read More

The Top 10 Priorities That Guard Your Five-Star Reputation

Making money doesn't make your reputation... your reputation makes you money. Gala GormanWhether your business... Read More

SWOT Analysis

If you've ever listened to Warren Buffett talk about investing, you've heard him mention the... Read More

Art of Succession Planning

Succession planning, like any business acumen, is both an art and a ... Read More

GOT MEME? How to Attract Your Clients and Customers Attention

No "meme" isn't a typo and Got Milk, the more commonly know phrase, is actually... Read More

5 Strategies That Will Boost Your Business Productivity Today! - Part 2

Growing your own small business can be one of the most exciting journeys you could... Read More

5 Strategies That Will Boost Your Business Productivity Today! - Part 1

Building a dynamic small business is a constantly evolving, increasingly demanding role.It is very easy... Read More

A Backup To The Internet Is Vital & Now Cost Effective

It doesn't take a Terrorist Act, Tsunami or Earthquake to put a business heavily dependent... Read More

The Top Ten Rules of Effective Networking

Many of us are discouraged by the networking events that we go to. We feel... Read More

A Unique Joint Venture Twist: Make Huge Profits Even If You Have No Money, No Products, and No List

Would you like to jumpstart your online or offline business without spending a ton of... Read More

Have You Identified the Enemy?

One of the most powerful driving forces in human nature is competition. The desire to... Read More

The Magic Of Exponential Business Growth

Is there a 'magical' way to exponentially grow your business?It's about the timeless business principle... Read More

Are You Ready To Go International?

Although North Americans were the dominant population on the Internet, that has now changed, and... Read More

For Business Owners Only - You Can?t Be Fired But Neither Can You Quit

The decision to sell, or not to sell your business is a difficult one. There... Read More

10 Ways To Make Your Business Unique

1. Largest Selection -One way that you can make your product or service stand out... Read More

How To Kick Start Your Business And Double Your Profits

This will make some people angry as hell, but it's time to debunk the myth... Read More

Online Promotion: 10 Ways To Use Focus Groups To Ignite Your Profits

A focus group is a group of employees or current customers that discuss and brainstorm... Read More

Leverage - A Small Step For You /A Big Change For Your Career

Cassy was an employee of a nonprofit who had been at her job 5 years.... Read More

Turning On The Lights

Fun From The StartFor those with the will to start a new business the rewards,... Read More

The Power of Strategic Thinking: Creating Meaningful Success

Too much goal setting and strategic planning can leave you feeling like you're working against... Read More

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

Business plan financial projections seem daunting because they are so uncertain. This very uncertainty, however,... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

Pave the Way to a Successful Strategic Plan

Many very successful business owners may never have had a formal strategic plan. Some think,... Read More

Innovators Role at Hard Times

One Research Scientist at the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Imaging Systems laboratory said Carly Fiorina was a... Read More

Top Ten Traits of Strategic Thinkers

Want to become more strategic? Add these traits to your collection of skills and watch... Read More

Own Your Niche by Building a Niche Community

In 1997, David Steele was making the transition from a professional therapist to relationship coach.... Read More

The Impact of Price Popularity on Profits

The goal of almost every business owner is to generate a profit either for themselves... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

How To Get More Business During The Winter Months

Business seems to drop, slow or even stop during the winter months. As tourist traffic... Read More

How Good Is a Business Plan To Your Business?

You know you need a business plan. You probably realize that it is one of... Read More

Strategy Without Tactics is Futile

From time to time there seems to be a flurry of studies and surveys on... Read More

Rules to Setting Business Goals and Objectives: Why and How to be SMART

We all know that nothing runs without a plan, and a plan cannot run without... Read More

How to Develop a Successful Board of Advisors (...and Why You Should!)

In today's rapidly changing and highly competitive markets, many privately held companies are creating outside... Read More

Alice In Wonderland - A Parable for A Business Plan

Remember reading "Alice in Wonderland?"She asks the Cheshire Cat, "which way I ought to go... Read More

Be Like Bill - Think!

Twice a year, Bill Gates goes to a remote island hide-a-way for a week at... Read More

Documenting the Exit Strategy in Your Business Plan

All investors greatly desire and are motivated by a clear picture of a company's exit... Read More

Titanic Precautions

Many movies have been made about the tragic story of the Titanic. Arrogance and ignorance... Read More

Three Easy Ways To Know Thy Competitor

"Did you hear what your competitor is doing?" This question has caused many business people... Read More

Regroup - How To Do It And Why It Works

Regroup?is this a new management trend? Not a chance! Regroup is simply an opportunity to... Read More

Bounced Checks in Your Business Location Outlets

The new check cashing instant clearing will take some time to get use to. If... Read More

Sample Business Plan Outline

If you are looking for a partner, funding, angle investor or venture capital you will... Read More

College Students and Graduates to Run Company Outlets or Franchises

Does your overall business strategy include the recruitment of college students to run your locations?... Read More

Site Selection and Demographic Tips for Establishing Outlets

Many cities have home pages on the Internet. Many of these cities use these sites... Read More

Financing Business Expansion for Your Small Company

How you finance the expansion of your business is important. Borrowing and understanding the consequences... Read More

Family and Friends Referrals Make the Best Franchisees

As a franchisor it is imperative that you seek, find and recruit the best franchisees... Read More

Water Conservation and Water Issues for Mobile Car Washers and Auto Detailers

Obviously, there will never be an actual water shortage since two-thirds of our earth's surface... Read More

Invalid Excuses for Poor Business Results - The Economy

Note to Rite Aid and CVS: It's not about the economyWhen Bill Clinton successfully unset... Read More

Invalid Excuses for Poor Business Results - Rising costs

Note to Northwest Airlines ? It's not about fuel costsFor the first quarter of 2005,... Read More

Business Results - Four Critical Success Factors

Scenario OneDuring a recent presentation, a business owner was given the following challenge. If 10... Read More

Abstract thought on Business Strategy and Nature

Here is an abstract thought on studying nature and the natural order of things; things... Read More

Abstract Thought; Business Strategies and Biological Systems

To stop a computer virus you must understand how it works, grows and what it's... Read More

Designing an Efficient Distribution System

Let us look at a few of the big distribution networks in the US that... Read More

Expanding your business in a franchise system

If you are a successful franchise of a large franchise brand or chain, chances are... Read More

Who is Responsible?

While writing an article recently on effective ways to bridge the IT/Management communication gap, I... Read More

Buying Used Detailing Equipment and Rainy Day Services

Mobile auto detailing equipment becomes very inexpensive around March each year. If you look on... Read More

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Business Ideas: 3 Smart Ways To Generate Profitable Business Ideas Anytime

Creativity is one of the greatest tools for success in business.All businesses are created first... Read More

The Power of Planning

I am surprised how few sales professionals, independent consultants, and small business owners take the... Read More

Abstract thought on Business Strategy and Nature

Here is an abstract thought on studying nature and the natural order of things; things... Read More

Site Selection and Demographic Tips for Establishing Outlets

Many cities have home pages on the Internet. Many of these cities use these sites... Read More

How Good Is a Business Plan To Your Business?

You know you need a business plan. You probably realize that it is one of... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Implementation: Pharmaceutical Corporation Specifics ? overview

Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains serves mid-size and large clients in horizontal and vertical markets.... Read More

Five Crucial Components of a Business Plan

The format of a Business Plan is something that has been developed and refined over... Read More

Communication Strategy During A Time Of Strategic Planning

"Rubbish!" shouted the large, aggressive man in the red-striped shirt (we had to pay attention... Read More

Sony?s PSI Project

In 1989, Sony founded its Institute of Wisdom at the request of its founder Masaharu... Read More

Legal Strategies in Business Plans

Writing a Business Plan these days is tough, venture capitalists are busy and there are... Read More

Shortening Product Life Cycle!

The current state of the available technology at the disposal of designer is the most... Read More

3 Undercover Ways to Make Big Profits from Your Competition

You have heard that there is extra money on the table marketing products related... Read More

Six Key Areas For Evaluating A Strategic Alliance

Strategic alliances are increasing at a rapid rate. It is good for business, good for... Read More

Top Reasons To Form A Strategic Business Alliance

A strategic alliance is when two or more businesses join together for a set period... Read More

Business Plans Keep You On The Success Course

Where would your business be without a proper plan? A business plan sets the direction... Read More

Strategy Without Tactics is Futile

From time to time there seems to be a flurry of studies and surveys on... Read More

Benefiting from Strategic Thinking

I recently took an organizational behavior class where my professor conducted a strategic thinking exercise... Read More

Family and Friends Referrals Make the Best Franchisees

As a franchisor it is imperative that you seek, find and recruit the best franchisees... Read More

During the election we heard about Ohio?s Economy

Much of what we heard in the mass media about Ohio and the down and... Read More

Vision Getting Dim?

A recent conversation started with a typical question, "How's business?" The reply was equally typical... Read More

SWOT Analysis Is No Magic 8 Ball

Q: A key investor in my business has suggested that I hire a consultant to... Read More

Thinking Like A Farmer

One of the difficulties we face in our industrialized age is the fact we've lost... Read More

10 Ways To Make Your Business Unique

1. Largest Selection -One way that you can make your product or service stand out... Read More

Offense: Beat the Odds

When in doubt, cut that out! Yeah, yea, doubting Thomas may have had a point... Read More

Take A Systems View To Ensure Your Business Stays Healthy

How are you feeling today? Good, not so good, great? Let me ask the same... Read More

Invalid Excuses for Poor Business Results - Rising costs

Note to Northwest Airlines ? It's not about fuel costsFor the first quarter of 2005,... Read More

Becoming Wise - Wild & Free - Writing A Successful Business Plan - Part 2 - Do It In Steps

So you've decided to write your own business plan because you know the value that... Read More

Are You Ready To Go International?

Although North Americans were the dominant population on the Internet, that has now changed, and... Read More

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... Read More

What is a Shared Vision?

So what makes a vision successful? Everyday companies try to create a vision that will... Read More

The 7 Critical Steps to Formulating Your Annual Strategic Business Plan

Businesses tend to avoid doing their annual business plan thinking that it is an arduous... Read More

Clearing the Path: 4 Ways Fear Wreaks Havoc on Your Dream and What to Do About It

Please take a moment before you read any further and answer these three simple questions:1.... Read More

Innovate Today for Great Leaps Forward Tomorrow

How often does your company make a quantum leap forward? My guess is that, on... Read More

3 Ps of Planning - Prepare, Personalize, Pilot

Here's a really simple way to make sure your plans always produce the results you... Read More

Advice To Manufacturers Creating A Business Plan

If you are a manufacturer wanting to use your business plan to attract investors, then... Read More

Business Process Methodologies

I've either been involved with or held a process-related role since 1994. It started in... Read More

Memo: Sustaining Growth in Your Business

What gets measured gets done.How do you keep your business growing? How do you ensure... Read More

Consolidation in the Software Industry is Hardly New: Obsess About It or Risk Losing it All

Some analysts credit [Larry] Ellison with anticipating the consolidation in the enterprise software industry and... Read More

Three Steps to Give Your Strategic Plan Traction

We all agree Strategic Planning is a critical part of a company's success. All too... Read More

Why Create an Annual Plan?

Can you imagine going on a road trip without knowing your destination? Or, building your... Read More

Designing an Efficient Distribution System

Let us look at a few of the big distribution networks in the US that... Read More

Is Plan B Ready?

Business owners and entrepreneurs are, by nature, risk takers and adventurers. If we didn't have... Read More

Be Like Bill - Think!

Twice a year, Bill Gates goes to a remote island hide-a-way for a week at... Read More

Home Improvement Construction Project Planning

The first task before hiring a contractor for home remodeling is laying out the details... Read More

Planning for Success

Business planning is widely acknowledged as one of the keys to business success. Yet there... Read More

6 Changes You Can Make to Increase Business Profits

I read once that something like 30 percent of all drinkable water gets wasted on... Read More

Financing Business Expansion for Your Small Company

How you finance the expansion of your business is important. Borrowing and understanding the consequences... Read More

Making a Decision to Outsource: Strategic Constraints

Many companies are reluctant to dive into outsourcing ocean because of various reasons of strategic... Read More

Breaking the Growth Barriers in the Information Technology and Software Sector

There's nothing automatic about corporate growth, particularly in the information technology industry; build it and... Read More

Abstract Thought; Business Strategies and Biological Systems

To stop a computer virus you must understand how it works, grows and what it's... Read More