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Strategic Planning

Business Planning

5 Ways to Tell When, and When Not, to Stick to the Plan

When should you pivot? And how can you tell when it's better to stand still?
Strategic Planning

5 Reasons Why Your Strategy Is 'This Close' to Failing

The bridge between setting and realizing a goal is the strategic plan. Yet that's where most business turn to mush.
Creativity

How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success

The creator of a tool that teaches people to play guitar took advantage of a moment of creativity that resulted from hard circumstances.
Startup Basics

The 3 Most Overlooked Ingredients of Startup Success Are All in Your Head

Hard work and a good idea are necessary but not sufficient to succeed the harsh winnowing process that crushes the majority of new businesses.
Business Strategy

Seek Your Strategy for 2015 on a Vision Quest

Sometimes, to see what comes next we need to take a step back.
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Social Media

Apple May Scoop Up This Struggling Social Network

It has been reported that Apple is looking to give social another shot by acquiring this startup.
Small Business Heroes

3 Ways to Remain Dedicated to Your Mission

With endless possibilities, new opportunities and receiving conflicting advice, it can be hard for some entrepreneurs to stay focused on their initial vision. Here are a few tips on staying true to your mission.
Rebranding

CVS Rebrands Itself With Renewed Commitment to Healthcare

In an effort to position itself as a go-to healthcare source, the drugstore rolled out a new name, along with an anti-smoking campaign.
Small Business Heroes

Controlling the Uncontrollable

When getting a startup off the ground, entrepreneurs have to rely on others. Here is how to overcome the challenges of depending on external partners.
Consultants and Advisors

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
Strategic Planning

5 Tips for Turning Uncertainty Into a Competitive Advantage

The most important tool for managing uncertainty is updated information, shared with everyone who needs to know.
Opportunity

Finding Opportunity in a Shrinking Market

Companies thrive in legacy industries when they become thoroughly entrepreneurial.
Marketing

Why You Need a Marketing Plan

With your growth strategy in mind, a marketing plan can help your mission.
Personal Improvement

Why You Should Set Radical Goals

The next increment isn't the next big thing. Going big and thinking far into the future sets you free to excel.