Strategic Planning Information

The Top Five Reasons Strategic Plans Fail


"Most great plans aren't. They are just nice, high-level ideas."

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


Before becoming a netpreneaur, I was an entrepreneur. First, I owned a successful child care center which grew to capacity in less than two years. When I sold that, I bought a little flower shop that had less than 300 customers and grew it to what it is today, one of the most successful, award winning companies in South Florida with more than 7,000 customers who purchase from us on a regular business. To better serve our customers, we took our business to the Internet. We still have a brick and mortar storefront, yet everyday we receive more and more customers via the Internet.

Communication Strategy During A Time Of Strategic Planning


"Rubbish!" shouted the large, aggressive man in the red-striped shirt (we had to pay attention to him because he owned the company).

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 others move at a snail pace. Some sell more during the summer and others less. The key is being aware of your seasons and alternatives available to solve the challenge and change the results.

19 Questions to Supercharge Your Business Plan


Whether you are seeking capital for your company or are optimizing your business strategy, the most important element - particularly for outside investors - may be your written business plan. You can tune-up and supercharge your plan using this 19-step checklist. When your written plan firmly answers yes to each of these 19 questions, your market/product strategy is in terrific shape plus you increase the odds of attracting investment capital.

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits


It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail"

Top Reasons To Form A Strategic Business Alliance


A strategic alliance is when two or more businesses join together for a set period of time. The businesses, usually, are not in direct competition, but have similar products or services that are directed toward the same target audience. Below are ten reasons to create a strategic alliance.

Completing the Annual Planning Process


Imagine an office without a desk, or lights, a computer, or even something as simple as a chair. When the architects and designers started planning a building or office space they knew they would have to make concessions for these items during each of the building activities. As marketers, we take part in many activities, much like a builder or designer does.

Six Key Areas For Evaluating A Strategic Alliance


Strategic alliances are increasing at a rapid rate. It is good for business, good for the consumer. A strategic alliance is similar to a joint venture. Everyone remains in his or her own entity, yet come together for a single purpose or period of time to create something that could not otherwise be created.

Menu Driven Business Planning


A menu is the foundation of any restaurant; Guests will support or avoid a restaurant for its food. Starting with a preliminary menu is a simple and basic approach to restaurant development. Begin with a menu, and you are light years ahead in the restaurant development process. A menu will tell you and your Guest what you are trying to be as a business, and greatly enhance your chances for success.

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


Running a business, whether it be an offline multi-billion dollar company or an online part time home business, they share many similar traits.

Dotcom Business Plans Archive Project


One of the most important initiatives in the domain of business documentation is that of professor David Kirsch from the University of Maryland, who thought of a dotcom Business Plan Archive - , a project that consists of collecting business plans for posterity. The project was started in 2002, through the Web portal businessplanarchive.org. The site was built by Webmergers.com and the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, in collaboration with the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.The project received financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Business Plan: The Simplest Business Plan Ever


If you?re a solo professional like I am, you know how tough it is to find any time at all to do any business planning. Doing a full business plan is a must if you?re planning to seek financing or investors, but most solo professionals don?t need anything that complicated.

Ten Steps To A Great Strategic Plan


Ask a small business owner about their strategic plan and they?ll either laugh or get that stricken look in their eyes. Yet it?s well documented that businesses with a strategic plan are more successful. No matter what size business, from solo practitioner to hundreds of employees, a thoughtful strategic plan will help you achieve your dreams.

Will and Vision


Remember Chux? The disposable diaper that took the market by storm in 1932?

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