Category Archives: Business Planning

Your SWOT Analysis is Broken (Here’s How You Can Fix It)

Gleb Tsipursky — November 21, 2019 Follow @Gleb_Tsipursky Isn’t it wonderful to have certainty, confidence, and clarity about what you’re going to do going forward? In the context of our increasingly disrupted, globalizing, and multicultural world, business leaders greatly appreciate the security and comfort of clear-cut strategic plans for the future. After all, following our … Continue reading Your SWOT Analysis is Broken (Here’s How You Can Fix It)

What Are Your Software Options For Strategic Planning?

Ted K. Jackson — November 15, 2019 Follow @clearpointstrat Choosing a software solution to help manage your strategic planning process is less about bells and whistles, and more about where your organization currently sits within the actual process. If you’ve only just begun to solidify your goals, full-featured strategy software may be overwhelming, and you … Continue reading What Are Your Software Options For Strategic Planning?

Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

Gleb Tsipursky — November 12, 2019 Follow @Gleb_Tsipursky You probably heard the business advice of “failing to plan is planning to fail.” That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst. Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that … Continue reading Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

Get Your Business Budget Ready for the Holidays

Robert Gloer — October 22, 2019 Follow @IOUFinancial Your business’ budget should reflect the challenges and opportunities of the holiday season. The process starts with goal-setting: What volume of business do you want to achieve in the holiday period, and what expenditures should you make now to reach your goals? It’s easier to update your … Continue reading Get Your Business Budget Ready for the Holidays

3 Essential Topics for Your 2020 Strategic Planning Session

Susan Quinn — September 24, 2019 As we get ready to step into the final quarter of the year, it’s the perfect time to look ahead and plan your company’s growth strategy for 2020. Whether you’re leading or participating in the strategic meeting, it’s always helpful to “tap the brakes” and reflect on where you’ve … Continue reading 3 Essential Topics for Your 2020 Strategic Planning Session

4 Ways to Plan for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond

Personal Branding Blog — September 17, 2019 — September 17, 2019 In business, planning for the future is as difficult as it is necessary. Branding your business, just like building your personal brand, means you have to think about the long term. What works in establishing your brand today might feel stale tomorrow. It’s impossible … Continue reading 4 Ways to Plan for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond

How to Budget for Change in Your Strategic Plan

Jeanne Hardy — September 17, 2019 Follow @creativebizinc — September 17, 2019 rawpixel / Pixabay We’re quickly approaching budget season, which means many business leaders will spend weeks crunching numbers and forecasting for 2020. While many businesses do simple growth calculations to project their revenues and expenses for the coming year, the more successful businesses … Continue reading How to Budget for Change in Your Strategic Plan