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Strategic Planning

Take It From The Pros

Plan Your Week Like a Fantasy Football Lineup

Follow these four simple steps to optimize your own personal growth and be as effective as your fantasy team.
Business Plans

Plan How to Take Your Product to Market, Not Just to Potential Investors.

Too little planning is bad but, sometimes, so is too much investment money.
Financial Management

Get Real About Your Business and Avoid Reality-Show-Makeover Syndrome

Work with a trusted advisor to develop a strategic forecast, and you won't need 15 minutes of fame to rescue your business.
Public Relations

4 Ways CEOs Can Create an Effective PR Strategy

Step up, speak up and create your own media. If nobody pays attention, get help.
Planning

Is Planning Your Bugaboo? 5 Steps to Keep Your Startup on Track

Fire up that Excel spreadsheet, and get started breaking down tasks so you can actually complete them.
Take It From The Pros

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Global Companies

Growing companies can learn a lot by studying the strategies of Disney, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and other global business giants.
Budgets

4 Considerations at Least as Important as Not Going Over Budget

If sticking to the budget requires quashing initiative and going rigid in a dynamic business climate, it's time for a new measure of success.
Starting a Business

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.
Business Planning

Why Quarterly Planning Is Critical to Your Content Marketing Success

The key is not your team's ability to develop and stick to a long-term strategic content plan -- it's your ability to always be strategically planning content that works for your goals.
Travel

Planning a Road Trip? If So, Use It as a Guide to Business and Life.

Road trips help us establish an ongoing process of self-recognition, self-definition and self-awareness.
Virtual Teams

Top 5 Tips for Strategic Planning in a Virtual Company

Not being mired in the daily gind of an office can provide you and your team with a clear perspective.
Strategic Planning

4 Strategies to Improve Your Operations Through Visualization

Start up founders are said to be Big Picture, the keepers of a company's vision. But if managers don't picture it, how will they recognize success when it's right in front of them?
The Grind

5 Tips for Continuous Strategic Planning

Over time, your business plan will change. Here are a few tips to smartly and efficiently update your strategic plan and build team buy-in.
Productivity

10 Ways to Maximize Your Workday

Success is the culmination of what we do, and what we get done, every day.
Financial Projections

Why Believing Your Own Projections Is Risky Business

A growing number of tech giants have missed targets and have re-evaluated projections. As a result, they've been forced to slow hiring or initiate massive layoffs.