The Top Five Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

"Most great plans aren't. They are just nice, high-level ideas."That's how one of our survey respondents answered our question, "What are the top three obstacles that prevent great plans from reaching effective implementation?" Despite the universal chatter around the need to be "strategic", and the untold hours spent developing strategic... Read More

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... Read More

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). "The staff don't need to be told anything. When we've sorted out all the details and have the adverts ready to run, then we'll tell them. They don't... Read More

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. All... Read More

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... Read More

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits

It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail" Success in business comes as a result of planning. You have to have a detailed, written plan that shows what the ultimate goal is, the reason for the goal, and each milestone that must be passed in... Read More

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. 1.... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

In The News:

The Seven Keys To Successful Strategic Planning  ForbesStrategic planning is a critical business practice for positioning an organization for success, aligning leaders to a common plan, and guiding management ...
Realtors Hold Meeting Here - On Strategic Planning | Pacific  The MissourianThe Franklin County Board of Realtors held a strategic planning meeting Tuesday for its 2019-20 year at the Pacific Opera House.
Teams report findings for strategic planning process  Odessa AmericanMembers of the action teams formed as part of Ector County Independent School District's strategic planning process reported their findings at a one-day retreat ...
Dian Brownfield column: Citys strategic plan needs revision  The Augusta ChronicleYogi Berra, former New York Yankees catcher and famed “philosopher,” offered this advice, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace ...
Another piece in the planning puzzle: NSW councils release draft local Strategic Planning Statements for public comment  LexologyTwelve local councils in the Greater Sydney Region have now released their draft Local Strategic Planning Statements on public exhibition and are…
Transformative Strategic Plan Announced for Jackson Public School District  PRNewswireJACKSON, Miss., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 18 months of community engagement, visioning, research and planning, Mississippi Governor ...
How To Be Strategic About Strategic Planning  ForbesA professional *service* firm is hired for its strategic insight on a business challenge, whether it's a law firm being asked to guide a client on litigation or a ...
Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses at the Midyear Point  Atlanta Small Business NetworkIn today's ASBN article, we discuss strategic planning, and how to craft a strategic plan that can serve as a blueprint for your small business.
Wellesley seeking public input on its new strategic plan - The Observer  ObserverXtraWellesley officials are looking for feedback as to how to improve the township's strategic plan, which will guide the municipality for the next four years.
Aledo city, ISD officials talk strategic planning | Local News  Weatherford DemocratThe City of Aledo and Aledo ISD came together for a historic joint meeting Wednesday night to continue the process of updating the city's strategic plan with a ...
Premier calls for strategic planning at work places  IPPmediaPRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday challenged public servants to prepare strategic work plans which will enable them achieve targeted results.
Strategic Plan Deep Dive Week 1: Excellence in research and creative works  CommuniqueAfter a full year of 2030 strategic planning campus conversations – over coffee and lunch, during Town Hall sessions, through surveys and emails and listening ...
Manasi Patwardhan Joins BioSig as Director of Strategic Planning  GlobeNewswireBioSig enhances operational excellence through talent acquisition in program management and strategic planning from Fortune 500 background.
Essential KPIs for the IT strategic planning process  Redmondmag.comDo you have a strategic plan for getting the most out of your IT investments? For many, it's challenging enough to get a reliable view into the full investment plan, ...
How data analytics will dictate the future of strategic planning  Credit Union JournalThis is the second story in Credit Union Journal's ongoing series on strategic planning, which will run throughout the month of July. The first story can be found ...
WIPP Plans New Strategic Plan  ExchangeMonitorThe contractor for the Energy Department's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., is working on a five-year strategic plan that should be ...
How joint strategic plans are progressing across England, and the obstacles that they face  PlanningResourceA new generation of sub-regional strategic plans are being prepared in five different areas of England. But their progress faces a number of hurdles, Adam ...
Procurement Perspectives: Strategy — the science of systematic planning  Daily Commercial NewsIt can be said that good procurement is at the heart of good government. Proper conduct of public procurement entails proper stewardship by each level of ...
Board of supervisors approve strategic plan as roadmap to future  GoDanRiver.comCHATHAM — The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a strategic plan to help guide the county Tuesday night.
Volunteers required – Espanola Strategic Planning  My Eespanola NowThree volunteers are needed to join the council-appointed Corporate Team in Espanola. The team will provide council with recommendations to better position ...
VMLY&R India ropes in Ajay Ravindran as Director - Strategy & Planning  Exchange4MediaRavindran's last assignment was with Lowe Lintas, Mumbai, where he was Vice President – Strategic Planning.
Steering Committee presents strategic plan  Miami StudentAanceelintaakani – meaning “an instrument used to change how one thinks” — is a Myaamia phrase, and has been the inspiration for Miami University's ...
Analysis: Oi's 'make-or-break' strategic plan  BNamericas EnglishAs Oi paves the way to exit the bankruptcy protection it filed for in June 2016, the Rio de Janeiro-based telecom group presented a new multi-year strategic plan.
Shawnee Mission sets objectives for every student in new strategic plan  Shawnee Mission PostSix month ago, first-year Superintendent Mike Fulton kicked off a comprehensive strategic planning process that he said would serve as a new “north star” for ...
DISA Strategic Plan Pushes Modernization, Acquisition Reform  MeriTalkThe Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on July 10 released its strategic plan that aims to sharpen the Defense Department's (DoD's) military readiness ...
Twitter Releases Major Events Calendar for July to Assist with Strategic Planning  Social Media TodayWe've moved past the halfway mark of 2019 - and we're now less than 6 months away from 2020. Have you started planning out your Christmas campaigns yet?
Nomfundo Msomi Appointed Strategic Planning Director at Isobar Hong Kong  Branding in Asia MagazineIsobar has appointed Nomfundo Msomi as Strategic Planning Director. Reporting to David Jessop, Managing Director of Isobar Hong Kong, Msomi will take the ...
Isobar appoints Nomfundo Msomi as strategic planning director  Marketing InteractiveNomfundo Msomi has joined Isobar as its strategic planning director. She will take the lead on driving experience-led digital, communication and brand ...
After Cabinet review, 2030 Strategic Plan takes shape  CommuniqueOne year into the planning process, the 2020-2030 UCCS Strategic Plan is another step closer to completion – and feedback from campus continues to help it ...
Aldermen Complete City Strategic Planning Session | South County Times  Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc.To broaden Crestwood initiatives and revisit multiyear city goals first set in 2017, Crestwood aldermen conducted a strategic planning session on July 8.
Strategic Planning Software Market 2019-2025: Report Includes Regions, Import/Export, Companies, Revenue and Size Forecast  The Jеnnеr NеwsGlobal “Strategic Planning Software Market” an overview of the global market is provided with a prime focus on factors boosting and hampering the market.
Strategic planning workshop offered in Spanish | Local News Briefs  Scottsbluff Star HeraldSCOTTSBLUFF — Entrepreneurs in the Scottsbluff area are invited to a strategic planning workshop series in July. This free event will be held in Spanish and is ...
San Antonio pediatrician built business by embracing technology and strategic planning - San  San Antonio Business JournalWhen Dr. Richard T. Schlosberg and his partner opened their private practice, ABCD Pediatrics, in the early '90s, they knew they had to differentiate themselves ...
CRA to hold strategic planning session next week  Crestview News BulletinCity Manager Tim Bolduc said the CRA already had a redevelopment plan from 2017, but a new strategic plan will help get things going.
Ithaca College Board of Trustees Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan  Ithaca CollegeThe Ithaca College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the college's five-year strategic plan. Titled “Imagining Ithaca,” the strategic plan is a blueprint ...
ACT govt digital strategy ineffective for IT planning, audit finds  iTnewsThe ACT government has been told to improve its strategic IT planning efforts after the territory's audit office labelled its attempts to do so through the 2016 digital ...
Natural Gas and LNG Market Size, Share, Gross Margin, Future Strategic Planning, Comprehensive Analysis and Business Opportunity by 2025  Rise Media“The Global Natural Gas and LNG Market has seen various technological advancements in the past couple of years and is foreseen to turn out to be a lot further ...
JPS launches new strategic plan  WJTVIt's a big day for the Jackson public school district. Leaders are rolling out a new strategic plan.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, ...
Diabetes Treatment Devices Market Comprehensive Analysis 2019 | Current Scenario, Future Strategic Planning  Science News PressThe Global Diabetes Treatment Devices Market to gain from rapid technological advancements taking place in the market. Recently Fortune Business Insights ...
The Italian Navy's Strategic Planning and Fleet Composition Until 2034  Naval NewsThe Italian Navy (Marina Militare) published an updated version of its 2019-2034 Strategic Planning (Linee Di Indirizzo Strategico 2019-2034) which outlines the ...
Facebook Launches New Holiday Season Insights Guide to Assist in Campaign Planning  Social Media TodayIt may not feel like the holiday season is getting close, but now is the time to start planning your Christmas marketing campaigns, to ensure that you tap into all ...
Help the Town set goals and priorities by reviewing the 2020 draft Strategic Plan  Estes Park Trail-GazetteThe Town government has many responsibilities and roles in a community. It's easy to lose focus and try to be all things to all people. Add to this the fact that we ...
Here are the next steps for Collingwood's strategic planning process  Simcoe.comCollingwood councillors hit the refresh button on the town's strategic plan, taking the first steps to look at the now four-year-old document with an eye to updating ...
Pam Mackenzie joins C2 - Competitive Computing as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Implementation  PRNewswireCOLCHESTER, Vt., June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Computing, also known as C2 (www.competitive.com), a leading digital solutions company ...
Speaker NA signs Strategic plan 2019-23  Business RecorderISLAMABAD: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Saturday signed the National Assembly Strategic Plan 2019-2023 and made a formal ...
Association for Individual Development to host strategic planning focus groups  Chicago Daily HeraldThe Association for Individual Development will host multiple strategic planning focus groups for AID clients, parents and guardians. These interactive sessions ...
Region Manager (Logistics Operations), Employment  Transport Topics OnlineDescription: Position Summary: The Region Manager will have overall strategic responsibility for a single large strategic customer on-site at the customer ...
Spinach wins creative and strategic planning for Drummond Golf  AdNewsFull-*service* agency Spinach has been appointed to manage strategic planning and creative for Australia's largest golf retailer, Drummond Golf.
Livingston County adopts 2019-2020 strategic plan  The Livingston County NewsGENESEO — The Livingston County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous vote this week, adopted a new 2019-2020 Strategic Plan that lays out goals, ...
Economic Effects of Intubation Cannulae Market, Advancement Strategy, Main Top Players, Analysis and Forecast To 2024  Ketchum Keystone -- An e-newspaper for the greater Ketchum Idaho communityIntubation Cannulae Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global. Key stakeholders ...
It's time for CMOs to rally a cross-functional approach to customer experience  strategy+business TodayBusinesses have realized the importance of building an outside-in culture. Now chief marketing officers have an opportunity to lead by engaging their C-suite ...
RDEK sets goals in creation of new strategic plan  Kimberley BulletinThe RDEK is eyeing a new strategic plan after establishing a series of organizational goals focused on all areas of the regional government body such as safety ...
Clear Creek ISD readies for new strategic plan  Community Impact NewspaperJun 25, 2019: In September 2013, Clear Creek ISD began working on its second strategic plan, which became official in May 2014. Now the district is preparing ...
New boss for Cornwall Council strategic planning committee  Cornwall LiveTwo people were nominated as chairman of the committee as a vice-chairman was also elected by fellow members.
President releases draft of Strategic Plan  Louisville Cardinal OnlineBy Maggie Vancampen and Matthew Keck —. After six months planning, President Neeli Bendapudi has released the first draft of the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
Sodium Citrate Market Forecast, Size, Strategies, Top Vendors, Trends and SWOT Analysis 2024  Ketchum Keystone -- An e-newspaper for the greater Ketchum Idaho communitySodium Citrate Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global. Key stakeholders can ...
City Above the Clouds: The City of Woodland Park’s strategic plan  Colorado Springs GazetteOver the last three months City Council, along with residents, stakeholders and staff have been developing an in-depth strategic plan. This planning process has ...
England round-up: Malthouse advocates strategic planning; Masterplan for Heathrow expansion goes out for consultation  The PlannerHousing and planning minister Kit Malthouse has signalled his support for long-term strategic planning. He wants local authorities to think not just five years ...
Marshall board looks at 2019-2020 economic strategic plan | Government  hngnews.comShould the Village of Marshall try to build its residential base to support downtown businesses? Or should the village work towards downtown development to ...
AWI adds traceability to marketing focus in 2019-22 strategic plan  Sheep CentralAUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has listed traceability, consultation, measurement and evaluation as major priorities in its strategic plan for the next three years.
Nanaimo city council adopts strategic plan  Nanaimo News BulletinStrategies for economic development, climate resiliency among priorities.
Many councils lacking 'soft skills' crucial for strategic planning, conference told  PlanningResourceMany local authorities are lacking the type of "soft skills" needed for cross-boundary strategic plan-making, the Planning Officers Society (POS) annual ...
16 essential questions to ask for effective scenario planning  StrategicRISK EuropeScenario planning can help executives better understand the impacts of new goals and objectives set out in the organisation's strategic plans. Here's how you ...
Portable Ultrasound Equipment (Portable Ultrasound Devices) Market Analysis, Major Competitor and Strategies, Regional Outlook 2019 To 2024  The ConnectionPortable Ultrasound Equipment (Portable Ultrasound Devices) Market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. Portable ...
Economic Effects of Infrared Anti-Collision Sensor Market, Advancement Strategy, Main Top Players, Analysis and Forecast To 2024  The ConnectionInfrared Anti-Collision Sensor Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global.
Fiber Glass Market Size, Share, Gross Margin, Future Strategic Planning, Comprehensive Analysis and Business Opportunity by 2025  A Technology Market“Fiber Glass Market Study Report 2025: Global Fiber Glass Industry was valued at USD 13.5 Billion in the year 2017. Global Fiberglass Industry is further ...
How to build disruptive strategic flywheels  strategy+businessA large auto manufacturer asked a consulting firm to evaluate its competitive position in relation to ride-sharing startups building autonomous vehicles. Instead of ...
Global and Regional Mechanical Steam Trap Market Report with Major Vendor Landscape and Their Strategies  Ketchum Keystone -- An e-newspaper for the greater Ketchum Idaho communityMechanical Steam Trap Market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. Mechanical Steam Trap market data reports ...
DISA Releases Four-Year Strategic Plan; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted  ExecutiveGovThe Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a strategic plan setting the agency's direction through 2022. DISA said Wednesday that the plan provides ...
Chelan PUD Offering State Park Passes for Customer-Owners - NewsRadio 560 KPQ  KPQChelan PUD is again offering a free day-use, parking pass for three state parks that were built by the utility, Confluence, Daroga and Lincoln Rock state parks.
Global Certification Management Software Market Overview 2019 – Qualtrax, Strategic Planning Online, VigiTrust, Centrieva  Market ReportsMarket Research Insights has recently announced the addition of a new research report to its repository named, Global Certification Management Software ...
Epsom Salt Market Global Demand, Future Strategic Planning, Top Companies, Revenue and Growth Factors Details by Forecast to 2027  The Market PlanGlobal Epsom Salt Market is expected to grow at the CAGR of 4.53%. Epsom salt is regarded as organic fertilizer which is added to the soil or applied to the ...
Policy Summary: Guidance for designating Welsh strategic planning areas  PlanningResourcePOLICY: Designating a Strategic Development Plan Boundary and Establishing a Strategic Planning Panel (SPP). Cardiff: cross-border cooperation ...
Food Industry Automation Market Share, Analysis, Trend and Future Strategic Planning by 2025 | Mitsubishi Electric Corporation ,ABB Ltd ,Rockwell Automation, Inc.  topnewsdesk.comLos Angeles, United State, July 15th 2019– QY Research always aims at offering their clients an in-depth analysis and the best research material of the various ...
Metro To Consider Adopting Transit-to-Parks Strategic Plan  Streetsblog CaliforniaNote: Metropolitan Shuttle, a leader in bus shuttle rentals, regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog Los Angeles. Unless ...
Zorra holds meetings for strategic plan  Woodstock Sentinel ReviewZorra township will hold a pair of public meetings to review the 2018 to 2022 strategic plan starting Tuesday at the Embro-Zorra Community Centre in the small ...
Communities in Action present Richland County Quality of Life Strategic Plan  Sidney Herald LeaderKali Godfreed and Carrie Krug have been presenting local city councils and the county commission with the Richland County Quality of Life Strategic Plan from ...
Ball State commencement speaker urges new grads to fly  Ball State University NewsJuly 20, 2019. Ball State University commencement speaker Sharon Paulson told new graduates participating in today's ceremonies at Worthen Arena that they ...
X-ray Inspection Machines Market Analysis, Major Competitor and Strategies, Regional Outlook 2019 To 2024  Ketchum Keystone -- An e-newspaper for the greater Ketchum Idaho communityX-ray Inspection Machines Market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. X-ray Inspection Machines market data ...
Yolo County supervisors meeting agenda looks at ‘No Man’s Land’  Daily Democrat1. Consider approval of agenda. 2. Public Comment. CONSENT AGENDA. 3. Approve the minutes of the July 9, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting and July 16, ...
Anika Appoints James Loerop as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning  Business WireAnika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK), a global, integrated orthopedic and regenerative medicines company specializing in therapeutics based on its.
W&M BOV to meet for annual retreat next week  Virginia GazetteWilliam and Mary Board of Visitors will meet for their annual strategic planning retreat next week.
Bomba showcase impressive skills at International Firefighters' Day event - Nation  The Star OnlineKUALA LUMPUR: Personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department displayed impressive tactical skills before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah ...
Global Optical Imaging System Market Analysis by Market Leaders, Region, Product & Application  The ConnectionOptical Imaging System Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global.
Global Worm Gear Market Opportunities, Challenges, Forecast and Strategies To 2024  Chеstеr RеgіstеrWorm Gear Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global. Key stakeholders can ...
Audit finds holes in government's ICT planning  The Canberra TimesThe Auditor-General has found some critical government systems are not fit for purpose.
Marrons Planning set for growth with two strategic hires  East Midlands Business LinkMarrons Planning, a specialist town and country planning consultancy, and part of law firm Shakespeare Martineau, has made two senior appointments across ...
The Louvre Revamps Its Digital Strategy with Help from Accenture Interactive to Further Enrich Visitor Experience  Business WireThe Louvre, which hosts more than 10 million visitors annually, is revamping its digital strategy with the help of Accenture.
Director of Development and Marketing  Charlotte AgendaOverview: This is a full-time position that requires someone who is skilled at multi-tasking, self-starter attitude, has a background in grant research and writing, ...
CU system Board of Regents to discuss relationship with new president, strategic planning at summer retreat  Boulder Daily CameraThe University of Colorado system Board of Regents this week at its annual retreat will discuss its working relationship with the newly hired President Mark ...
Lack of strategic planning made WC success unrealistic — Skerritt  Jamaica ObserverPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt says he was hurt by the Caribbean side's performance at the ICC World ...
Osoyoos bids farewell to CAO of 10 years - Osoyoos Times  Osoyoos TimesAfter 10 and a half years of serving the Town of Osoyoos, and a near lifetime of public *service* before that, Barry Romanko and his wife are going to spend his ...
RDEK adopts first step in new strategic plan | Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, East Kootenay, Elk Valley, Kimberley  E-Know.caThe Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors has established a series of organizational goals as the first step in the creation of a new ...
Mobile Content Management Market Opportunities, Developments, Market Size and Future Forecasts To 2024  The ConnectionMobile *Content* Management Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global.
Eastgate gets $210000 grant for strategic planning  Youngstown VindicatorWASHINGTON. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, today announced a grant of $210,000 to to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments from the U.S. ...
Strategic Planning Software Astonishing Growth: Planview, Cascade, ClearPoint, OnStrategy etc  A Technology MarketThe latest market report by a Reports monitors with the title 'Global Strategic Planning Software Market size (in 2018) and CAGR between 2019 and 2025.
How to ensure successful 'organisational transformation' | HRD Asia  Human Resources DirectorA lack of strategic planning and C-suite support are killing Singapore firms' chances at a successful digital transformation, according to a new study. Only half of ...
Global Coal Tar Pitch Report By Industry Development, Trends, Investigation 2019 and Forecast To 2024  The ConnectionCoal Tar Pitch Market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. Coal Tar Pitch market data reports also provide a 5 year ...
Global PVC Artificial Leather Market Future Forecast, Major Industry Participants, Marketing Channels and Strategies To 2024  The ConnectionPVC Artificial Leather Market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. PVC Artificial Leather market data reports also ...
Anti Vibration Rubber Mounts Market Analysis, Major Competitor and Strategies, Regional Outlook 2019 To 2024  Ketchum Keystone -- An e-newspaper for the greater Ketchum Idaho communityAnti Vibration Rubber Mounts Market reports provides 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global.
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