Archive For: Planning

10 Keys to a Successful Business Plan

10 Keys to a Successful Business Plan

I saw this article and infographic in Entrepreneur on how to develop a successful business plan and said “they nailed it!”  You’ve heard me talk about successful business plans from time to time.  It’s not the plan that is important to you as a business owner.  …

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Why is Project Management Critical to Business Growth

For years I have tried to spread the word that business growth is a standardized process  as I documented in my post The Search for Business Growth Continues.

The main premise is that a business matures through stages.  There are a specific set of objectives to achieve in order to mature through each stage of development. …

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What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

Is Your Business Ready for You to Leave?

Last week I post a question, “What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?”, on LinkedIn.  My intent was to get some feedback before writing the next few weeks’ posts on “exit/succession planning.”

While I got a few interesting comments, which I plan to write on later. …

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Are You Missing a Piece of Your Business Growth Plan?

Are You Missing a Piece of Your Business Growth Plan?

Last week’s post was directed at those who set business growth as a goal for New Year.  While the 7 questions addressed in the post are critical, they are not all the pieces to the growth puzzle.

The 7 questions only address the business aspects of strategic planning and without a complete strategic plan business growth is a crapshoot! …

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The 6 Step Business Success Process Re-Visited

The 6 Step Business Success Process Re-Visited

Last week in the post Will Your Business Grow This Year?  I asked some very tough questions to get you thinking about what’s necessary to assure you’ll hit your business goals for this year.  Have you asked the questions yet?  And is your Q4 plan ready to get you there?…

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3 Steps to Get Your Business Growing Again

3 Steps to Get Your Business Growing Again

All the small business economic trends according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) seem to be pointing to the fact that the economy is picking up.  And, businesses are beginning to focus on growing again.

Have you built your growth plan?  …

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