Steven Imke October 12, 2020 Most businesses require some form of funding to get started. However, based on what business stage the business is at, the sources of capital will be different. This is where your funding plan comes in, to identify how the business can secure financing for each stage. A product company goes … Continue reading The 5 Stages of a Funding Plan
Jeff Previte September 23, 2020 As you are strategizing for business growth, you might realize that you need to reset and consider what your business is doing well, what you’re struggling with, what your growth opportunities are, and what obstacles stand in the way of your goals. The best way to check in with the … Continue reading How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis
Bob Apollo September 18, 2020 I’ve written before about the persuasive power of a Mutual Success Plan in technology-based B2B sales, and I believe the concept is so important that it is worth returning to it, particularly in the light of recent developments in collaboration technology. You may have come across the spiritual precursors to … Continue reading Mutual Success Plans: A Collaborative Approach
Barasha Medhi September 15, 2020 Implementing the right corporate wellness plan is an important pre-requisite that’ll hugely impact the overall wellness of your company. The right wellness plan will boost long term health by improving employee morale, productivity, and performance. Meanwhile, a subpar health plan will inspire false hope for the short term but fail … Continue reading 7 Tips For Designing a Successful Corporate Wellness Plan
Tasneem Sachee August 25, 2020 It has been said that strategy is destiny. Robert Burgelman’s book notes that, “successful and unsuccessful strategies shape a company’s destiny. But if strategy shapes destiny, destiny has ways of asserting itself and constraining strategy.” With COVID-19 many organizations and businesses have had to rethink and re-imagine their business strategy … Continue reading Business Strategy Planning: Is Strategy Relevant in the Absence of Leadership?
Jeff Greenstein June 18, 2020 Today the commonly accepted conclusion of Charles Darwin’s seminal work, The Origin of Species, is that the bedrock of evolution is “survival of the fittest.” In actuality, this interpretation represents a morphing of what Darwin proclaimed centuries earlier. His key theory was that evolution favored the survival of the most … Continue reading Adapt or Fall: Why Darwin’s Ideas Still Matter to Modern Businesses
Dave Brock — June 12, 2020 Anyone who has spent any time with me knows that I’m focused on planning and preparation. Whether it is applying design thinking to the next meeting with a customer, or a manager doing a pipeline review, or developing and executing a deal plan; I am hard over on planning … Continue reading On Planning and Preparation
Alice Corner — May 24, 2020 geralt / Pixabay If you work in business, marketing, or project planning there’s a good chance you’ve conducted a SWOT Analysis. The classic four-way evaluation technique asks you to identify “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats” to your project or product. But have you ever considered conducting a personal SWOT … Continue reading Is It Time to SWOT Yourself?
Lee Wilson — May 4, 2020 Both personally and professionally, there is a genuine human need to believe that the current situation is moving closer to a ‘return to normal’. While the notion of ‘normal’ is undoubtedly subjective, there are positive indications that a return to a ‘new normal’ may be sooner rather than later … Continue reading ‘Return to Normal’ Business Planning
Laura Patterson — March 31, 2020 The future is unknowable, which is why there is so much merit in the scouting motto coined by English soldier Robert Baden-Powell: Be prepared. He believed that one must “always be in a state of readiness.” Organizations invest in strategic planning initiatives as a way to peer into and … Continue reading The Power of “What If?” in Strategy Planning