Strategic Planning

Organisational Strategy Made Simple

Organisational Strategy Made Simple When preparing high-level strategy, the first question – where are we now? – needs to be addressed. Senior managers and directors will, for example: analyse current and recent operational data – e.g. from accounts, sales figures... Continue Reading →

9 Tips For Successfully Planning Ahead

9 Tips For Successfully Planning Ahead Planning ahead is a critical success factor for any manager: you MUST be in a position where you know what is up and coming in the future so that you are ready to rise... Continue Reading →

Why Should Managers Plan?

Why Should Managers Plan? Planning takes time and effort, we tend to put it off if we can, it’s a bit of a chore and why not just go with it and get on with the job? Planning gives you... Continue Reading →

Business Plan Template

Business Plan Template Even if  you are a sole trader who works alone and provides a simple but effective service or a one-person Consultancy you will need a basic but effective Business Plan to chart your path and to ensure... Continue Reading →

The Six Business MEGA TRENDS Of Now.

The Six Business MEGA TRENDS Of Now. What are the real, earth-shaking issues that face ALL businesses today? Choosing to ignore the Big Six is a business failure waiting to happen so be warned! Globalization . A new economic world order is... Continue Reading →

How Do Customers Judge Service Quality?

How Do Customers Judge Service Quality? There is intense, often bruising competition in the service sector for revenue and market share and the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that purchasing decisions are made on the criteria of price... Continue Reading →

What Is the Balanced Scorecard?

What Is the Balanced Scorecard? The Balanced Scorecard was developed in the early 1990s by Robert Kaplan and David Norton. The key problem that Kaplan and Norton identified in the business of the day was that many companies tended to... Continue Reading →

Setting Out Your Business Model

Setting Out Your Business Model What are the key questions any new business needs to ask itself? How will I make money? should always be the first very practical – if you realise there is no way you will make... Continue Reading →

How To Write A Mission Statement

How To Write A Mission Statement The Mission Statement serves as a guide for day-to-day operations and as the foundation for strategic planning and future decision making. It should always contain the following content; Focuses on satisfying customer needs:Focus the... Continue Reading →

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