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:

Strategic Planning That Strengthens Your Culture  ForbesDo you include your corporate culture in your strategic plan? Culture is the key to moving the needle on revenues, and every opportunity to enhance it also ...
One launches new strategic planning division  Prolific NorthManchester-based integrated communications agency One has launched a new strategic planning division headed by Claire Keegan.
What Every Digital Marketer Needs To Know About Strategic Planning  ForbesBefore you launch a new offering, take a step back to consider your marketing strategy and how the new campaign connects back to it.
Planning for the Future  TheJambar.comAt the strategic planning town hall meeting in Williamson Hal on April 17, the Strategic Planning Organization Team updated the community on a draft for the ...
Jackson County wants residents to participate in strategic planning process  WILX-TVJackson County has begun a strategic planning process. The County Administrator/Controller's Office is in charge of strategic planning. The office hopes to get ...
City outlines next five years with strategic plan  The ReminderThe City of Flin Flon has called its economic shot for the next five years through the release of a strategic plan.
Refining A Strategy: A Missing Component In Most Strategic Planning Processes  ForbesHaving an effective process for refining a strategy increases the chances of consistent and successful execution.
President Collado and Provost Cornish discussed strategic plan at SGC  The IthacanPresident Shirley M. Collado and Provost La Jerne Cornish discussed the strategic plan with the Student Governance Council at its April 22 meeting.
Crookston School District community input strategic planning session held Tuesday  Crookston Daily TimesTo help guide the district forward and set direction over the next five years, a community input session for strategic planning for the Crookston School District was ...
WeHo's 'Smart City' Strategic Plan Scores Major Award from the American Planning Association  WEHOvilleThe City of West Hollywood's Innovation Division has received the American Planning Association Technology Division's Smart Cities Award for the “WeHo ...
Strategy Myth #2: Strategy Equals Planning  ForbesThere are no less than ten myths that hinder progress in how we think about strategy. As part of a series, this article breaks myth #2: Strategy Equals Planning.
Where data privacy executives plan to focus their strategies and budgets  Help Net SecurityAdapting to volatile regulatory requirements is top priority for privacy executives, with only 4 in 10 confident in their current abilities to keep pace.
Meet Manchester Proud's new Community Planning Group  Manchester Ink LinkMANCHESTER, NH – In February, Manchester Proud conducted a city-wide application process, seeking volunteers to join its new Community Planning Group.
University community invited to provide input to inform strategic planning process  Washington University in St. Louis NewsroomUnder the leadership of Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin, Washington University in St. Louis will embark on a strategic planning process this spring, to be heavily ...
Open forum will provide updates on strategic plan, enrollment, campus construction  Western Carolina University NewsThis aerial photo shows construction continuing on the first phase of WCU's Apodaca Science Building, which is located behind the 1970s-era Natural Sciences ...
Saginaw Schools Set To Begin Lengthy Strategic Planning Process  WSGWSaginaw School District trustees are starting a process to plan for the future. Board President Ruth Ann Knapp says the Michigan Association of School Boards ...
Officials say strategic planning process went well  Odessa AmericanClimate and culture, teaching and learning and recruitment and retention of employees were just a few of the issues tackled by members of the team working a ...
Business zen: Strategic planning  New Zealand HeraldDo you have a view of where you will be in your business in five years' time.
Visit Quad-Cities selects firm to create long-term strategic plan  Quad City TimesVisit Quad-Cities officials have selected a firm to assist the regional convention and visitors bureau in developing a long-term strategic plan.
Alhambra City Council To Set Goals at Strategic Planning Meeting  Alhambra SourceThe Alhambra City Council will set city priorities for the next fiscal year during a special daylong meeting Thursday at the Alhambra Civic Center Library.
Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust Provides Further Details on Its Strategic Plan to Reduce the Discount to Net Asset Value and Confirms That it Will Maintain the Current Distribution Policy  GlobeNewswireTORONTO, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust (TSX: DRA.UN) (“Dream Alternatives” or the “Trust”) today announced ...
Council thwarts mayor from paying team with city money  Shreveport TimesFuture funding for the mayor's transition team is undetermined as two prospective money sources are no longer an option for Mayor Adrian Perkins. The City ...
Public's input needed for Otter Tail County's strategic plan - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily JournalThe public's input is needed for the Otter Tail County Long-Range Strategic Plan for Otter Tail County. An online survey is available for the community to provide ...
Stratex Solutions, LLC Launches Ascend, Transforming the Strategic Planning Process  PRNewswireLEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratex Solutions, LLC, released today Ascend, a proprietary software that empowers organizations to reach ...
Community engagement required for School District 71 strategic planning process  Comox Valley RecordComox Valley Schools is seeking participation from the community in the development of their strategic plan for the 2019–2023 school years.
Fermented Plant Extract Market Growth Prospects Analysis and Future Strategic Planning by 2025  Market Research GazetteThe global Fermented Plant Extract Market is carefully researched in the report while largely concentrating on top players and their business tactics, ...
Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction  TheJournal.ieFEWER THAN 40% of all the housing developments approved under a special fast-track planning scheme have actually begun construction. Officials in the ...
Donna school district creating strategic plan  MonitorDONNA — School district administrators and community members here shared ideas in the district board room earlier this week to improve Donna schools.
ECISD delves into strategic planning process  Odessa AmericanEctor County Independent School District teachers, students, administrators and board members, along with business, chamber of commerce and community ...
Recruiting Assessment Tools Market Current Scenario with Technical Analysis, Future Strategic Planning and Top Players-Criteria Corp, ESkill, Interview Mocha, Berke, PAIRIN, Wonderlic, The Hire Talent, Plum, HR Avatar, Stang Decision Systems  openPRRecruiting Assessment Tools Market 2019 Industry research report gives a systematic and competent approach to gather important statistics of Recruiting ...
Warehousing scheme for Alsager refused for second time  Chester ChronicleCheshire East's strategic planning board was unanimous in refusing the scheme off Crewe Road next to BAE System's Radway Green site.
Strategic Planning Committee holds forum with local community members  The IthacanThe Strategic Planning Committee co-chairs held a forum with local community members April 1 to get input from members of the community.
City promotes tourism with new strategic plan - Atlanta Business Chronicle  Atlanta Business ChronicleTen years ago, a group of determined leaders paved the way for the Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau with a clear goal in mind: fill the city's hotels on ...
Lakeshore Nature Preserve wants your input on strategic plan  University of Wisconsin-MadisonThe UW-Madison's Lakeshore Nature Preserve is embarking on a comprehensive strategic planning process and we want your input to help guide the use and ...
Foundation offers strategic planning workshop for nonprofits  The Outer Banks VoiceThe Outer Banks Community Foundation is continuing its nonprofit training series with a seminar on strategic planning. The seminar will take place Wednesday, ...
Council panel has first strategic planning meeting | Local News  Glasgow Daily TimesGLASGOW – A newly assembled Glasgow Common Council committee has begun the process of considering the best route for developing a strategic plan for ...
Surbana Jurong to develop strategic plan for Mexico's interoceanic corridor  The Straits TimesSINGAPORE - Urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong will be developing a strategic plan for Mexico's interoceanic corridor and master plan two ...
Kingston city council starts its strategic planning  The Kingston Whig-StandardCity council met for the first of three strategic planning sessions Tuesday night at Queen's University.Widely regarded as among the most important processes ...
Mayor speaks on strategic planning at State of the Village  The Homer HorizonAttendees listen to Homer Glen Mayor George Yukich deliver his 2019 State of the Village Address on April 16 at DiNolfo's Banquets. Thomas Czaja/22nd ...
Lorain County Community College Trustees approve strategic plans  The Morning JournalThe Lorain County Community College District Board of Trustees adopted the College's new five-year strategic plan on April 18 with the bold goal of 10000 ...
Strategic policy moot over GMO commercial cultivation  Technology Times PakistanThe deliberate policy of commercial cultivation of genetically modified organism (GMO) maize. Defence institutions have strappingly opposed adoption.
Gravenhurst focusing on priorities through strategic planning session  My Muskoka NowHeld last week through the assistance of a facilitator named John Matheson, the council reviewed its current plan for goals and objectives between 2015 and ...
RDN strategic plan sets out vision and priorities of the new board  Nanaimo News BulletinEnvironmental protection and region-wide housing and economic development strategies are priorities the RDN hopes to address in its latest strategic plan.
BizBrief: Today's News To Know  Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach NewsPort of Long Beach Updates Its Strategic Plan This week, the Port of Long Beach released a summary of updates to its strategic plan, which outlines focus areas ...
The Guild's proposals for a successful implementation of Horizon Europe and its Strategic Planning process  Science BusinessThe Guild has published a contribution to the Strategic Planning process of Horizon Europe, presenting principles for the implementation of horizontal aspects of ...
Rethinking Strategic Planning — in a day, AMA in partnership with Spektrix.  ArtsProfessionalExplore how to make strategic planning part of your day-to-day activity. Learn agile techniques, new frameworks and leadership styles to bring your strategic ...
POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump welcomes Biden with a punch in the mouth  POLITICOAnd acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan is cleared by DoD of wrongdoing in a probe over his ties to Boeing.
Pinchot Partners Begins Work on New Strategic Plan  Centralia ChronicleThe Pinchot Partners nonprofit group is beginning work to outline its next long-term strategic plan, a process that will shape the mission of the organization for ...
Emmet board to consider information technology needs | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-ReviewPETOSKEY — Emmet County commissioners will return to strategic planning sessions focusing on current and upcoming budgetary needs as part of a special ...
MiMedx Group (MDXG) Reports Board Approval of Long-Range Strategic Plan  StreetInsider.comMiMedx Group, Inc. (MDXG) today reinforced its priorities for 2019 as part of its long-range strategic plan to enhance value for all MiMedx stakeholders.
Gravenhurst Councillors Begin Strategic Planning Process - The Bay 88.7FM #WeAreMuskoka  Hunters Bay RadioLast week, Gravenhurst Town Council embarked on a special two-day exercise to evaluate the Town's current 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and to begin the ...
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Ieva Augstums, deputy VP for strategic planning and operations in public affairs at PhRMA  PoliticoHow/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “Tonight I will be home with my husband, Todd, and two toddler girls, Emilija and Sabine.
Govan Mbeki Municipality under fire for three-day strategic planning meeting at Badplaas  Ridge TimesHIGHVELD – The Govan Mbeki Municipality is under fire for their three-day strategic planning meeting held at a Badplaas resort last week. Various ...
Norwalk Parking Authority launches strategic planning for the future  Thehour.comNORWALK — Improving signage, transportation to connect all of the garages and lots, addressing parking in the Wall Street area and having a seat at the table ...
Strategic Plan Community Feedback Leads to 9 Priority Areas for the County's Future  Fairfax County Government NewsCenterAfter two months of community engagement and outreach that yielded more than 200000 unique ideas. County Executive Bryan Hill and his strategic planning ...
Rising Blockchain Company SKUxchange Adds Former Coca-Cola Executive To Team & Launches New Signature Product  GlobeNewswireST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rich Staten, former Director of Strategic Planning at The Coca-Cola Company, has joined ...
Global Silicone Emulsion Market Key Strategies Adopted by Manufacturers & Competitive Scenario  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Silicone Emulsion Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Silicone ...
Plan to demolish school pavilion dedicated to fallen war heroes branded 'a disgrace'  Chester ChronicleKing's School, in Macclesfield, is leaving its home of 175 years in Cumberland Street next year for a state-of-the-art building in Alderley Road.
Strategic Plan: Goals to be reprioritized  FH TimesThe Town Council has approved the action by the Strategic Planning Advisory Commission (SPAC) to reprioritize its strategic goals from 2017.
Fairfax County Strategic Planning team to place high priority on education  WDVM 25After nearly two months of collecting thoughts and ideas from the community, the Fairfax County strategic planning team has listed the priorities that the ...
New Delhi's Indo-Pacific 'Great Game' | Opinion  Asia TimesThe global strategic and economic center of gravity is gradually shifting toward the Indo-Pacific region. It is rich in natural resources, especially hydrocarbons, ...
70% of Small Businesses Have no Strategic Plan for Brexit -  Business News WalesOver six million Brits have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union – one of the largest ever recorded on the Parliament website.
City Council | Council Adopts Strategic Plan Without Minimum Wage Objective  The South PasadenanSouth Pasadena city councilmembers unanimously turned aside vocal demands to adopt an accelerated minimum wage schedule for the city after an emotional ...
Regents hear demographics report and new UAHS strategic plan  Arizona Daily WildcatThe Arizona Board of Regents, the governing body for Arizona's three public universities, discussed Arizona demographics and the University of Arizona's ...
Global Feed Ingredients Market Key Strategies Adopted by Manufacturers & Competitive Scenario  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Feed Ingredients Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Feed ...
Council rejects paying for new strategic plan  countylive.caCouncil chose not to spend about $39,000 for a consultant to update the municipality's 2016 corporate strategic plan noting it is still relevant and should not be ...
Campus forums are April 17 | Strategic Plan - A Vision for UTSA  UTSA TodayThe Human Health Planning Advisory Task Force has now completed its report which contains five notional organizational models, in addition to the data ...
Prime Canalside land on hold, but some see 'no time to wait'  Buffalo NewsCity-owned green spaces at Canalside have been used for concerts and leisure activities, but none of the expected development outlined 15 years ago has ...
Columbia Historic Preservation Commission hosts strategic planning meeting  KOMU 8COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia Historic Preservation Commission held its first community meeting of the year Saturday at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home on ...
Global OEMs ADAS and Autonomous Driving Markets Report 2018-2019: Billions of Dollars and Thousands of Software Engineers are Required  PRNewswireDUBLIN, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "ADAS and Autonomous Driving Industry Chain Report 2018-2019 - OEMs" report has been added to ...
Merger collapse plunges Germany’s biggest banks into uncertainty  Financial TimesDeutsche Bank and Commerzbank have abandoned their plan to merge after six weeks of fruitless talks, plunging Germany's largest banks into *fresh* uncertainty ...
Global PBN Rods Market 2019 Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment By Industry Analysis 2024  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global PBN Rods Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global PBN Rods market ...
Strategic Plan | Editorials  FH TimesUnraveling the reprioritization of the Town of Fountain Hills strategic plan has turned out to be a somewhat tricky business. As it turns out, the overarching goals ...
Global Steel Section Market Competitive Analysis 2014-2018 & Industry Overview 2019-2024  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Steel Section Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Steel Section ...
UAB plans to be a net-zero waste campus and hospital. See how they are going to do it.  Bham NowBy 2025, the UAB campus and hospital will implement a net-zero waste plan that encompasses purchasing, operations, recycling and waste.
Downtown Boca Campus Revisited, School Safety, Measles in Broward  Boca RatonA redone Boca campus downtown gets a cooler reception, although aging governement buildings and real estate in Boca and Delray present a problem.
No raise or contract extension for Dist. 59 superintendent  Chicago Daily HeraldElk Grove Township Elementary District 59 Superintendent Art Fessler, who has overseen the implementation of a controversial curriculum, won't get a raise or ...
Global Industrial Degreaser Market 2019 Snippet by Regions with Supply Chain Analysis  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Industrial Degreaser Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Industrial ...
Final strategic plan for Sudbury ready by end of June  The Sudbury StarAfter meeting at Cambrian College a few weeks ago, city council has emerged with a draft strategic plan that should show off the best of what Sudbury has to ...
Amid state funding decrease, lawmakers ask UMN for transparency, accountability  Minnesota DailyThe State of Minnesota had long intended to pay two-thirds of students' public higher education costs; this is now a distant memory that resurfaces at the ...
GrowthClub: Strategic Planning Day at Marriott Pyramid, Albuquerque  Weekly AlibiCreate a winning game plan for the next 90 days for your business. Learn strategies for growth and leave with more focus and inspiration.
AmerisourceBergen Foundation Commemorates National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with Grant to CADCA in Support of Youth-Led Drug Disposal Program  Associated PressPress release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
New CEO targets more aggressive growth for Custom Equipment  BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)Terry Dolan has spent three decades working in the equipment industry, primarily with larger manufacturers.
Times Editorial - School district's new strategic plan would be bolstered by diverse input that reflects the district  Monte NewsA photo went “viral” a while back that showed a bunch of Congresspeople and other power-brokers in Washington, D.C. discussing health care legislation in this ...
President Rowe launches 'Planning to Plan' at campus-wide forum  William & Mary NewsDozens of faculty members, staff and students turned out for the inaugural “Planning to Plan” forum hosted by W&M President Katherine A. Rowe to design the ...
Bidding his ‘MacFam’ farewell  Jacksonville Journal-CourierMark Tierno may be retiring as president of MacMurray College, but he plans to keep in touch with his “MacFam.” When he became MacMurray's 16th president ...
Global Plastic Antioxidants Market Dynamics, Commercialization, Size & Trends 2019-2024  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Plastic Antioxidants Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Plastic ...
Global Ultra-Thin Flexible Glass Market Competitive Analysis 2014-2018 & Outlook 2019-2024  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Ultra-Thin Flexible Glass Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024.
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center outlines new strategic plan  FW BusinessJillian Lee and Amber Harper were honored as two of the top entrepreneurs participating in programs at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center during an ...
Greenwich Catholic School Presents Strategic Planning Update  Patch.comFrom Greenwich Catholic School: This week, the Greenwich Catholic School Board of Directors presented their Strategic Planning Update to GCS parents and ...
Gannett Files Investor Presentation  Business WireDetails MNG's Self-Serving Attempt to Control Gannett and Reiterates that MNG's Unsolicited Proposal Undervalues Gannett and Is Not Credible. Underscores ...
Behavioral Health Commission updates mental health plan, with an eye toward closing disparities.  Monterey County WeeklyThere's an old funding formula for most healthcare providers, and mental health is no exception. A patient goes to see a provider, gets a bill for services, then the ...
CCTS sets out new four-year strategic plan  Cartt.caOTTAWA – After a dozen years of providing dispute resolution *service* to Canadian consumers, telecommunications and now television *service* providers, the ...
“Our Strategic Plan ‘2019-2023’ Is to Promote PAPD”  Liberian Daily ObserverDeputy Finance and Development Planning Minister for Administration, Rebecca McGill, says the ministry's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, when formulated, will ...
KP Community Council Updates Strategic Plan  KeypennewsSara Thompson, KP News. KPC directors work at their recent planning meeting. Photo: Resource Dimensions. The KPC has grown into an umbrella ...
From new faces to new funds, what has changed in the belt and road show?  South China Morning PostIt has been two years since Beijing hosted a forum for the participants and supporters of its global trade plan, and there have been some developments in the ...
Global Control Release Fertilizers Market 2019: Snippet by Application, End User, and Region  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Control Release Fertilizers Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024.
COVER STORY: From vision to reality — President Susan Donovan's team at Bellarmine ready to turn ideas into action  Louisville Business FirstWhere Susan Donovan is from couldn't be more starkly different from where she advanced in her career. Donovan is native to small-town Iowa, but she ...
Global Extra Thick Copper Foil Market 2019 Product Benchmarking and Snippet by Region  Global Industry JournalKnowledge of Global Extra Thick Copper Foil Market by Analyzing End User's Consumption Tendency and Tactical Business Planning 2019-2024. Global Extra ...
All-Purpose Flour Market Growth Prospects Analysis, Landscape Analysis, and Future Strategic Planning by 2025  Weekly WallThe market research report is a perfect tool for digging deep into critical aspects of the Global All-Purpose Flour Market and closely understanding factors that ...
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Completing the Annual Planning Process

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What Every Service Provider Ought To Know About Writing A Business Plan

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Elite Positioning Brings Higher Profits

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Making a Decision to Outsource: Strategic Constraints

Many companies are reluctant to dive into outsourcing ocean because... Read More

Hunters and Gatherers - Are You Serving Both Their Needs?

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Attributes of Companies You Dont Want to Buy!

There are no "rules of thumb" in the pursuit of... Read More

Take A Systems View To Ensure Your Business Stays Healthy

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Changing Strategy Without Losing Your Customers - Three Vital Steps to Refining Your Strategy

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