Business Planning

Business Planning

Business Planning is an essential part of shaping the future the way you want it.

While plans must remain flexible and to some extent need to emerge as events unfold, having a sound business planning framework is essential to developing and executing a sound strategy.

The following resources aim to help you understand the need for planning and some of the specific matters that are relevant to your business.

Evaluating Business Opportunities! Thubmnail

Evaluating Business Opportunities!

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Evaluating business opportunities is an essential task business owners must undertake effectively. Successfully evaluating business opportunities requires a sound and objective process. Sometimes business opportunities find you (and on other occasions) you need to diligently search for them.  Either way, preferably your efforts identify multiple opportunities with potential. Once you ...

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Finding Opportunities for Business Growth! Thubmnail

Finding Opportunities for Business Growth!

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If you aren’t constantly exploring for and finding opportunities for business growth, you’ll be going backwards. You need to be finding opportunities to create the new value needed to maintain your competitive advantage and stay ahead of your competitors! A lack of business growth destroys your business’s viability, putting your ...

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Why Businesses Need a Mission and Purpose! Thubmnail

Why Businesses Need a Mission and Purpose!

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Your business mission and purpose play a pivotal role in creating your success. Creating success requires planning, innovating and taking deliberate action to shape your future the way you want it to be. You must have a well-developed and clear business mission and purpose that complements and furthers your personal ...

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How to be Successful in Life! Thubmnail

How to be Successful in Life!

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How to be successful in life is very much a personal matter – a unique journey through life! For most, the journey to success involves a degree of ongoing personal discovery. Discovering what’s most important as we negotiate the twists and turns of life. Where we are along this journey ...

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Do You Have a Clear Business Vision and the Right Innovation Strategy? Thubmnail

Do You Have a Clear Business Vision and the Right Innovation Strategy?

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Trying to innovate without a clear business vision and innovation strategy wastes valuable time and money. As business owners, we all want happiness and prosperity.  We may know innovation is key, but where do you start? Many businesses just brainstorm a list of ideas and begin at the top, believing ...

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