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Strategic Planning

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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
The Art of War is the first known study of planning and conduct of military operations. Today, it still serves as a de facto strategic and tactical guidebook for managers and business leaders.
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Business BootCamp
Creating a sound business plan is critical for finding funding, determining how your business is managed and run, and planning for the future.
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By David Worrell |  Filed In: Starting a Business and Getting Started
Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of writing your business plan? You don't have to do it all by yourself.
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By Joan Voight |  Filed In: Advertising, Marketing & PR and Sales & Marketing
Faced with limited marketing budgets and stiff competition, some companies are turning to unusual ad campaigns to gain an advantage.
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Wodka Vodka
By Joan Voight |  Filed In: Advertising, Marketing & PR and Sales & Marketing
Faced with limited marketing budgets and stiff competition, some companies are turning to unusual ad campaigns to gain an advantage.
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Jonathan Farrington
In the macho era, support was for failures, but now there is a growing realization that leaders are human after all
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Rieva Lesonsky
Just because you are a small business owner doesn't mean you have to think small. For these four women entrepreneurs, the sky's the limit.
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Manny Davis
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If you own a business, it is important to begin thinking about your 2011 tax return now. Here's where you should focus your efforts.
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Chris Marentis
For a smart small-business owner, there's no such thing as downtime. When business slows, it's the perfect time to step back and do some strategic planning.
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By David Worrell |  Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Before writing a business plan from scratch, consider one of these alternatives. The right approach can make your experience easier and your plan stronger.
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Glen Ross
Want your company's customer service efforts to bear fruit? It all begins with the answers to these four questions.
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Why do some businesses thrive while others fail? There's more to it than luck, and we'll run down the top 10 reasons behind most business failures.
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Why do some businesses thrive while others fail? There's more to it than luck, and we'll run down the top 10 reasons behind most business failures.
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Here are three simple steps your small business can take to perform effective competitive analysis -- a vital tool for business success.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Most experts suggest that a business plan include a vision statement, a mission statement, and key objectives. Here's what you need to know about all three.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Most experts suggest that a business plan include a vision statement, a mission statement, and key objectives. Here's what you need to know about all three.
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Culture and people fuel growth, not the other way around, says Marissa Levin of Information Experts. Learn how cultivating a company culture can help your business succeed.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Your company has goals, but how will you make them happen? A strategic management plan will break down all the steps and point you in the right direction.
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Maura Schreier Fleming
You can sell your consulting more effectively if you think strategically. Here’s how one consulting company used this approach to increase its sales.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
The financial plan is a key part of your overall business plan. Here’s how to create one that allows you to achieve your startup goals.
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strategic planning

implementing an organization's objectives. In any organization, strategic planning occurs in two phases: (1) deciding on the products to produce and/or the services to render; (2) deciding on the marketing and/or manufacturing strategy to follow in getting the intended product or service to the proper audience. Strategic planning decisions will have long-term impacts on the organization while operational decisions are day-to-day in nature.

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