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:

Transparency and public safety are two priorities in county's first Strategic Plan  Covington NewsCultivating a culture of trust and providing a safe and secure community are two of the priorities in Newton County's recently unveiled Strategic Plan.
Michael Münter, Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility, City of Stuttgart  Automotive WorldDr. Michael Münter has been working with the City of Stuttgart since 2013. In 2016 he became Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility.
Ajai Sahni: Belligerent rhetoric on Pulwama attack can’t make up for lack of strategic planning  Scroll.inAbsence of sustained strategic preparation and abysmal neglect of defence, internal security and intelligence sectors rule out an effective response.
Colleges need to rethink strategic planning (opinion)  Inside Higher EdColleges and universities would be better served by focusing on the other half of strategic planning: the strategy, Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower argue.
A One-Page Strategic Plan That Your Business Will Actually Use  ForbesWorking hard is no longer enough to differentiate yourself from the competition. Organizations that make the most progress discipline themselves to focus on ...
Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planning: One and the Same?  ATDThese two activities are different, but also support each other as critical elements of the overall business planning process.
MVP Advisory Group Joins Duck Creek Technologies' Partner Ecosystem, Offering Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Optimization Services to Insurers Worldwide  GlobeNewswireConsulting partnership will help P&C insurance carriers meet the growing expectations of changing technology and enhance their customer value propositions.
Strategic Plan  Irish RugbyThe Irish Rugby Football Union has long recognised the importance of planning and accountability in its approach to sustaining and developing the game of ...
Taking control of your institution's strategic planning  University AffairsLike many other businesses, universities face stiff competition. They have to find original ways to respond to the needs of the populations and regions they serve.
City Seeking Community Input During Strategic Planning Process  lstribuneFebruary 11, 2019. The City of Lee's Summit is encouraging residents to play an integral role in developing a new community-wide strategic plan by attending ...
How To Create a Strategic Planning Process for Innovation  Innovation Excellenceby John Carter. Every innovative product begins as a concept in the mind of someone or some group of people. These concepts are the seeds of your company's ...
Strategic planning and research to capture verve of volleyball  The New Indian ExpressThe swirling laser lights continue to affect players, especially when they are about to serve. The lights are also flashed after every point and during time-outs.
Penn State strategic plan: Six questions with the provost  Penn State NewsPenn State Provost and Executive Vice President Nicholas P. Jones shared his thoughts about the current strategic plan and the path ahead in a Q&A with Penn ...
NOTL strategic plan consultant selection turns contentious  StCatharinesStandard.caThe hiring of a company to develop a strategic plan for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a contentious issue for councillors.
Postponed Strategic Plan Meeting Resolves PRC Vote Conflict  Reston NowThe meeting conflict between Fairfax County's Strategic Plan meeting and the scheduled decision on a contentious zoning ordinance has been resolved.
Strategic planning committee presents updated information  The IthacanThe Imagining Ithaca co-chairs presented an update on the work of the strategic planning steering committee Feb. 5.
Fairfax County Strategic Plan: Survey for Residents Released  Alexandria Living MagazineResidents and business owners in Fairfax County can help shape the County's Strategic Plan this year.
Strategic planning listening sessions  The Miami StudentThe Strategic Planning Steering Committee has scheduled seven listening sessions to engage and collect input from the entire Miami community.
Aberdeen Family Y begins strategic planning | Community business  AberdeenNews.comThe Aberdeen Family YMCA, 5 S. State St., has began a strategic planning process, according a news release.
Strategic Planning Committee Addresses Next Steps  The DePauwThe Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is taking measures to address DePauw University's financial security in the midst of concerns about the university's ...
Borough Council Facilitates Community Discussion On Strategic Plan  Onward StateBorough Council led a discussion to gather community input on a Strategic Planning Process that it initiated in late 2018.
Implementing A Strategic Plan? Go From Vision To Project Plan  OPEN MINDSNo matter how good your strategy may look on paper, if you can't move it from concept to reality, it isn't going to be effective. Over the years, I've seen a lot of ...
New strategic plan for Health Sciences North  BayToday'We were pleased to host a consultation with colleagues from other hospitals in our region as part of HSN and HSNRI's strategic planning process,' says Paul ...
Strategic plan presented  The CourierBy JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER. Hancock County government's strategic plan for the next 10 years calls for expansion of the county jail, construction of a new ...
Senior Strategic Planning Officer job with West Northamptonshire | 24235  The PlannerSenior Strategic Planning Officer in Interim, contract & temporary, Central Government with West Northamptonshire. Apply Today.
Commercial Bank Doesn't Have Any Qatar Merger in Strategic Planning, Group CEO Says  BloombergJoseph Abraham, group chief executive officer of Commercial Bank Pqsc, Qatar's third-largest lender, talks about the company's financial results and business ...
Input needed for WSU's next Strategic Plan  WSU NewsBy Todd Mordhorst, Office of the Provost. The university's Strategic Plan establishes WSU's priorities and guides decision making at all levels. The WSU ...
New Strategic Planning Initiative in Schuylkill Haven  PAHomePage.comSCHUYLKILL HAVEN, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) We all know the saying "a new year, a new me."
Foxconn May Scale Back Wisconsin Plant | Strategic Planning  IndustryWeekFoxconn Technology Group is considering scaling back or even abandoning plans to make cutting-edge displays from a $10 billion plant it's building in the U.S., ...
Chancellor Shares 2018-2023 Strategic Plan With Campus | Office of News & Media Relations  UMass News and Media RelationsChancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy today shared a new strategic plan with the UMass community through a campus-wide email. The 2018-2023 plan, “Be ...
Committee plans for Baker's future  Baker OrangeThe Strategic Planning Committee began work toward the Baker University 2022 Strategic Plan in May 2018 through a group discussion. At the forum ...
Hinz: District 47's strategic plan to empower all students  Northwest HeraldIt's hard to believe it's already been one year since District 47 completed its strategic planning process. We'd like to invite the community to learn about this new ...
Yankton City Commission to Review Updated Strategic Plan  WNAXThe Yankton City Commission will review their latest round of strategic planning at their Monday meeting. Commissioners and staff held a two day planning ...
Saint Lucia’s finance department to implement three-year strategic plan (+video)  St. Lucia News OnlineFebruary 6, 2019. Share This On: Share1 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 1 Shares. (PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Finance has partnered with the ...
Town Hall offers look at success, future of University's strategic plan  Penn State NewsWhy is it important for a university to have a strategic plan? What does it mean for the University community? What have been the outcomes of Penn State's ...
Wichita Falls council, staff revise strategic plan for city  Times Record NewsEvery great journey should start with a plan. Over the next two days, Wichita Falls council and staff are reviewing a strategic plan they created two years ago to ...
Yolo County begins drafting 2020 Strategic Plan  The AggieThis year Yolo County will develop a vision for the community's future through the creation of the 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan “is a guiding document used by ...
Community Invited To Give Input On State College Strategic Plan  Onward StateThe Borough is inviting members of the community, including Penn State students, to provide input on State College's new strategic planning project.
Climate Survey Is First Step In Long Term DeSoto ISD Strategic Planning  FocusdailynewsThe 2019 Climate Survey is the first of many steps in the district's upcoming strategic planning efforts aimed at reimagining DeSoto ISD this semester.
City to integrate SDAT report findings into new strategic plan  Sonoma WestLong-term process will occur over series of special public meetings.
Stillwater City Council talks strategic plan | Local News  Stillwater News PressAs the Stillwater City Council looks for ways to move the city forward, this particular group of councilors is putting a special emphasis on strategic planning.
City to host focus groups for strategic planning  Columbia MissourianThe city of Columbia will host three focus group sessions for the community to gather input for its next Strategic Plan, according to Assistant City Manager Carol ...
Georgia Southern invites community to participate in Strategic Planning process through February events | Newsroom  Georgia Southern University NewsroomGeorgia Southern University is creating a new Strategic Plan for the University with the help of community members, students, faculty and staff. The University ...
Carson City Library hosts strategic planning community workshops, online survey  Carson NowCommunity members are invited to free workshops for guiding the Carson City Library's five-year strategic plan, with the first workshop Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 ...
Council conducts strategic planning session - Feature Story, Local News, News  The Sheridan PressMichael Illiano — The Sheridan Press | Northern Wyoming Community College District Planning Director Robert Briggs leads Sheridan City Council members ...
Collingwood's strategic plan headed for a reboot  Simcoe.comWhether the work is undertaken by a third party, or done in-house, will be determined during budget deliberations.
Otter Tail County to host open house for strategic planning - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily JournalYou have read 1 of 10 articles. Log In or Subscribe. The public is invited to attend open house meetings to discuss the Otter Tail County Long-Range Strategic ...
FVRD chair talks transit, trash, strategic planning and more  Agassiz-Harrison ObserverBlack Press asks Jason Lum, chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District, what's ahead for one of the largest RDs in the province.
What is the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan and why does it matter?  Devon LiveMid Devon, East Devon, Teignbridge and Exeter City Council, in partnership with Devon County Council, are teaming up to create the GESP.
District 155 approved new strategic plan Thursday  Northwest HeraldThe Community High School District 155 School Board approved a new five-year strategic plan Thursday night after a presentation from students and staff.
Economic growth top priority in Wichita Falls strategic plan  Times Record NewsAfter an intensive two-day strategic planning session, Wichita Falls city council and staff have a clearer idea of where to invest time and effort to better the ...
Monday Business Briefing: Major Jeffersonville apartment project; UofL starts strategic planning process; Woodford releases Double Double Oaked; and more  Insider LouisvilleWelcome to the Jan. 28 Monday Business Briefing, your weekly business intelligence digest from Insider Louisville.
WSP Unveils its Global Strategic Plan Aimed at Building the Premier Professional Consultancy in its Industry by the End of 2021  GlobeNewswireMONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) ("WSP" or the “Corporation”) today released the highlights of its three-year ...
Announcement of Thinkers kickstarts strategic planning  The ObserverOn Jan. 24 Provost Ben Vinson III released the names of the faculty and staff selected to participate in Case Western Reserve University's strategic planning ...
Dieste brings award-winning strategic planner Marialejandra Urbina to lead agency's Planning department  PRNewswireDALLAS and NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dieste Inc., a leading multicultural communications agency in the U.S., has hired Marialejandra Urbina ...
North Africa: Regional Conference On 'Documentation and Strategic Planning On Gender and Trade' January 30-31 in Tunis  AllAfrica.comA regional conference on documentation and strategic planning on gender in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan will be organised by the ...
Port Angeles council members approve strategic plan after discussion  Peninsula Daily NewsPORT ANGELES — The City Council has adopted a strategic plan for 2019 and 2020.
Vice Mayor Dee Andrews Kicks Off City Effort To Develop 2030 Strategic Plan  Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach NewsA motion made by Long Beach Vice Mayor Dee Andrews during the February 5 city council meeting kicked off the city's process to create a Comprehensive ...
Greenville Public Schools evaluate strategic plan  Greenville Daily NewsLocated in each school building, it reads that the district “will assure all students the education necessary to participate as responsible citizens in an ...
Calgary Strategic Planning Affects Local Landowners  StrathmoreNow.comA public hearing will be held on April 2 at Wheatland County to discuss how the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board's (CMRB) interim growth plan and interim ...
Planning Commission recommends Wade Hampton Blvd. Strategic Master Plan to City Council  WSPA.comA strategic plan to revamp Wade Hampton Blvd. in the City of Greenville is one step closer to realization.
Newcastle Council's strategic planning meeting held at Shoal Bay Country Club  Newcastle HeraldShould Newcastle's ratepayers have to pick up the $9600 tab for dinner and overnight accommodation at Shoal Bay Country Club?
NYISO Issues 5-Year Strategic Plan  RTO InsiderNYISO released a Strategic Plan outlining how it will incorporate market and regulatory trends into its planning processes for 2019 to 2023.
RETRANSMISSION - Global Blockchain Technologies Announces Its Strategic Plan With X2 Games  GlobeNewswireVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (CSE: BLOC.U) (FSE: BWSP) (OTC ...
Our View: Help improve our schools  The Fayetteville ObserverThis is a meeting that needs a full room and enthusiastic participation.The Cumberland County school system is holding a strategic plan town hall meeting at ...
WSP launches Global Strategic Plan 2019-2021  Canadian Consulting EngineerOn January 30th, 2019, Montreal-based WSP Global released the highlights of its new three-year strategic plan (the “2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan”) setting ...
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Education National Education Strategic Plan 2017–2021 - Afghanistan  ReliefWebExecutive Summary. Good achievements but need for more. Since 2001 the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has made significant ...
Final OB Life workshop summarizes public feedback for strategic plan update  Ormond Beach ObserverOrmond Beach Mayor Bill Partington held up a thick binder in front of about 50 people at the start of the OB Life program summary meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
KCKCC invites community to participate in strategic plan development  Wyandotte Dailyby Kelly Rogge, KCKCC. Kansas City Kansas Community College is holding a series of public forums this month as the college continues its strategic plan ...
New General Manager and Vice President Named in St. Louis  TVSpyKurt Krueger will oversee all aspects of the duopoly which includes strategic planning and daily operations. “Kurt has local expertise, strong relationships in the ...
State has new strategic plan for prevention of sex trafficking  Press PubsIn response to a 2017 Minnesota legislature initiative, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a new strategic plan for broadening the state's ...
SPP Strategic Planning Committee Briefs: Jan. 16, 2019  RTO InsiderSPP has been tasked with providing an outline of comments for submittal to the EPA in response to its proposed rulemaking under Clean Air Act Section 111b.
In conversation with Rajeev Sharma, Head - Corporate Services & Strategic Planning, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.  PitchTell us about the new Ad campaign by Mitsubishi? What was the vision behind it? Our new Brand campaign, 'PARTNERING INDIA'S DREAM TO BE NO.1' has ...
Government Shutdown Highlights Importance of Planning Ahead  DecipherWith the threat of another partial government shutdown likely averted (for now), federal security workforce and enterprise security teams can focus on catching ...
Corvallis grinds way through strategic plan review  Corvallis Gazette TimesWhat's that trope about laws and sausages? The punchline is that you should never watch either one being made. And, to be fair, the city of Corvallis strategic ...
Atlas Oil Announces 2019 Strategic Plan and Appoints New Leadership  PRNewswireTAYLOR, Mich., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Oil Company is propelling its Fueling Innovation campaign forward in 2019 across all business verticals ...
Indian Agricultural Tractor Market, 2019-2023 - Market Dynamics, Competitive Landscape, OEMs Strategies & Plans, Trends & Growth Opportunities, Market Outlook - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business WireDUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Indian Agricultural Tractor Market - 2019-2023 - Market Dynamics, Competitive Landscape, OEMs Strategies & Plans, Trends ...
How U of I's new strategic plan impacts Champaign-Urbana  FOX IllinoisThe University of Illinois is moving in a new direction, announcing its strategic plan for the next five years. These new goals could directly impact the community ...
Hanover Identifies Priorities  SteinbachOnline.comCouncil for the Rural Municipality of Hanover has identified seniors housing as one of its priorities for the next two years. The commitment was made at last ...
Geneva County begins strategic plan process and clarifies city dog issue  Dothan FirstGENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) - On Monday, the Geneva County Commission voted to pass a strategic plan proposal which will help county leaders identify goals plus ...
Modern marketing ideas taken on board by Southland A&P Association  Southland TimesEncouraging more organisations to display their goods and services at the Invercargill show is a key part of the Southland A&P Association's strategic plan.
More research into youth, crime urged  Jamaica ObserverKINGSTON, Jamaica — We Transform programme director in the Ministry of Justice, Ella Ghartey, is urging researchers to conduct more studies as it relates to ...
Feb. 8 Is Deadline For Input On Decatur Strategic Plan  Decatur, GA PatchFeb. 8 Is Deadline For Input On Decatur Plan - Decatur-Avondale Estates, GA - City leaders want to know how you think your tax dollars should be spent.
Kent City Council releases agenda for two-day strategic planning retreat  Kent ReporterThe Kent City Council has released the agenda for its Special Workshop meetings on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2, to discuss strategic planning for 2019.
Council OKs community review for new strategic plan  Cody EnterpriseCreated in 2009, the Cody 2020 report at City Hall offers a synopsis of community-defined values and priorities.
Global coalition vs. terrorism  Philippine StarIn September 2014, the United States issued a clarion call to the world's leaders to fight terrorism on all its fronts and demolish the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and ...
News Brief: City postpones strategic planning workshop on economic development  Winters ExpressThe City of Winters has postponed an upcoming workshop that was scheduled for Wednesday on the topic of economic development. In an email sent to the ...
UI set to unveil newest strategic plan called 'The Next 150'  Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteCHAMPAIGN — *Fresh* off a celebration of its first 150 years, the University of Illinois is looking ahead to the next century and a half in its latest strategic plan.
University of Louisville launches Strategic Plan  Louisville Cardinal OnlineBy Sam Combest —. University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi formally launched her strategic plan in two three-year plans instead of a 10-year plan on ...
'Gobbledygook and doublespeak': How 'Gladys' gang' is failing Sydney on planning  Sydney Morning HeraldWant to tell the world about a new apartment development? If you are the NSW government you'll talk about parks.
How Exeter Strategic Plan will affect city  Radio ExeIt is difficult to pronounce and even harder to initially comprehend or care about, but the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan will affect where you live, work, shop, enjoy ...
President Neeli hosts formal launch of U of L Strategic Plan  Louisville Cardinal OnlineBy Sam Combest–. University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi announced the formal launch of her new strategic plan developmental process. Students ...
Fairfax Library Foundation taps new leader | news/fairfax  Inside NoVALisa Bryant has been tapped as executive director of the Fairfax Library Foundation, coming to the organization with an extensive background in fundraising, ...
Camp Fire news and information  Chico Enterprise-RecordOperating hours for the two Disaster Recovery Centers in Butte County have changed. The Paradise center, at 1080 Ewald Court will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
Doss to seek Farrell mayoral nomination | News  SharonheraldFARRELL — Kimberly Doss wants Farrell's future to start today.
Full text of INEC chairman’s address at meeting with stakeholders  The PunchADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION INEC, PROFESSOR MAHMOOD YAKUBU TO THE STAKEHOLDERS' ...
Council Holds Special Meeting and Strategic Planning Retreat  Sheridan MediaThe Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Monday night to approve the selection of Wyoming Machinery for a lease option acquisition of a new motor ...
NYISO strategic plan highlights carbon pricing, energy storage, DERs  S&P Global PlattsCarbon pricing could increase power prices by about $10 $15/MWh Energy storage and DERs could make grid more price responsive, efficient The New York ...
Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau seeks survey input  AdVantageNEWS.comThe Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau (formerly known as Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau) has hired national tourism marketing consultant ...
Breaking Bias: Everyone benefits from growing diversity in healthcare leadership  ModernHealthcare.comWhen I started my healthcare career as a critical-care nurse decades ago, I was often one of a few men at the bedside. Back then, frontline positions—the ...
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