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Creating Future Directions

If you don’t know where you are going, then how can you get there? Writing business and strategic plans can dramatically help you focus on the journey to business success.
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How To Future-proof Your Career

By Karen Schmidt CSP

The 2018 'Future of Jobs' report by the World Economic Forum listed the top 10 careers that will be in decline by 2022 as a result of the increase in robot technology.

Evaluating A New - Or Existing - Market

by Tony Gattari

How do you reliably assess a market for a new venture? How do you determine if the business that you are already in is still relevant? It's vital to perform due diligence when evaluating markets you're currently in, or about to go into when looking at expanding your business. If you go through these ten steps as you would a checklist, you will have achieved some seriously good due diligence.

Seven Secrets Of Successful Strategic Alliances

by Wendy Buckingham

No business is an island. Here are seven tips to help you develop strategic alliances that deliver the goods, rather than turning out to be full of hollow and unfulfilled promises.

5 Steps To Focusing On Your Business Priorities

by Jenny Stilwell

Whether you are trying to get clear on your business direction, or your daily tasks, you have to chunk up from the detail swimming around in your head to a higher level focus.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A Business Plan

by Barb Dearing

A business plan guide is a great place to start when you are getting ready to write your first business plan. But we're going to ignore the step-by-step tutorial for a moment and focus on the real world mistakes you need to avoid.

A Simple Strategic Planning Framework That Gets Real Results

by Lee J. Colan

Let me cut through the clutter to offer a simple framework for strategic planning that will turn your strategic plans into the results you want.

Redundancy - A 'How-To' For Managers And Employees

by Fiona Webster

When an economy is experiencing a decline or downturn, restructures and redundancies will always gain greater attention. But this can be part of any business during their life cycle - due to circumstances such as loss in business, a directive from global head office, new management or the merging of two or more businesses.

Predictors Of Success When Entering A New Market

by Graham Haines

How to quantify the attractiveness of entering a new market.

Creating The Future - Writing A Business Plan

by John Mce

What are the essential elements of an attractive business plan?

Reducing The Risk Of Business Plan Failure

by Roger La Salle

Whenever anybody has a new idea or initiative, before investment dollars are won, the necessary prerequisite of a business plan is demanded, as it should be. The problem is, too often those tasked with writing the business plan are the very same people that conceived the idea, and thus they are biased even before they start.

Ship-Shaping Your Partnership

Things to consider when starting a business with anyone other than the person that stares back at you in the mirror.

How To Write A Dynamic Business Plan

by Jane Schulte

Want to start a business? Start with a great business plan! The elements below will aid you in formulating and writing a dynamic plan that is sure to get you closer to fulfilling your dream.

Increase Profits Through Financial Review And Planning

by Terry Cartwright

An essential first step to improving profitability is to step back from the day-to-day business and analyse the activities and financial accounts from a third party perspective.

Assessing Your Dream Franchise

by John DiNatale

Every prospective franchisee wants to hop onto the next big thing. But how do you evaluate the 'best' franchise opportunity? This article shows you what to look for to make the right decision for you.

Simplifying Strategy And Execution: Transparency Is Essential

by Ian Berry

Transparent decision making and problem solving processes are essential in deciding and executing strategy.

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