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6 things that can kill business growth

Growth is vital for the long-term success of your business and you need a detailed roadmap to understand where the business is going and how it's getting there. A strategic growth plan helps you identify and access new opportunities, monitor your progress, and stay on track towards achieving your goals for long-term success. Even the best-laid plans can go awry, however. Here, Lisa Furgison shares some top tips from business professor and startup co-founder Marc Meyer to help you avoid the most ...
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The 2-day goal setting process that will make 2019 your best year yet

While many business leaders prefer to set aside time towards the end of the year to plan for the next, it's not too late to put together your annual plan for 2019. What's important isn't when you do your planning; it's how you do it that matters, says business coach Bruce Eckfeldt. It's important to remember that annual strategic planning is a decision making process that's less about setting numerical targets and more about "making tough but important choices," says Eckfeldt. Her...
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Does your business have a strategic plan?

Growing a business without a strategic plan is like driving without a map. By developing a strategic plan, you set the direction of the business and create a detailed roadmap based on long-term goals and the steps you'll take to achieve them. And by implementing it, you can focus on the main priorities for the business, monitor your progress against specific objectives, and ensure the business continues heading towards its ultimate goals whenever you need to adjust course. Although strategic pla...
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Strategic planning: prepare, create, & deploy your strategy

Strategic planning is an essential process for determining where your company is going and the best way to get there, yet nine out of 10 organizations fail to execute their strategies. A strategic plan is a detailed roadmap the business will follow for the next few years. It includes an action with specific activities and due dates and sets out who is responsible for what. To help yours be among the "10% of businesses that actually make their strategic plan stick," strategy expert Ted Jackson sh...
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