Strategic Planning Information

Strategic Planning Information

Consolidation in the Software Industry is Hardly New: Obsess About It or Risk Losing it All


Some analysts credit [Larry] Ellison with anticipating the consolidation in the enterprise software industry and leading the charge. Ellison 'called a major shift in an entire market, which was impressive.

Why Six Sigma Will Work in Healthcare


If ever there were an industry where we want zero defects, it's healthcare. Patients, medical professionals, and healthcare administrators all want mistakes eliminated and quality and efficiency improved.

What Every Service Provider Ought To Know About Writing A Business Plan


It's easy to lose sight of what needs to be communicated to prospective investors when writing the various sections of a business plan. Successful business owners/entrepreneurs use each section of their business plan to work up interest, to present arguments and, most important, to build trust and confidence.

I Always Play by the Rules and It Stinks!


This week I coached a wonderfully lovely woman I'll call Jill. She's a bright woman, very compassionate and sweet.

3 Undercover Ways to Make Big Profits from Your Competition


You have heard that there is extra money on the table marketing products related to yours. You have also heard that your direct competitors product is off the table.

Why Do a Business Plan?


To Grow (Catapult) Your Business That's Why.When it's in your head it's not as likely to happen--too much missed.

Business Process Methodologies


I've either been involved with or held a process-related role since 1994. It started in the government with TQM (Total Quality Management).

Innovate Today for Great Leaps Forward Tomorrow


How often does your company make a quantum leap forward? My guess is that, on a scale from "frequently (10) - to - never (1)" the answer is much closer to "never" because few companies have a process to innovate or think creatively. Very few attempt to formally think through their business model, their relationships with staff, clients, and vendors, and their product / service offerings.

Attributes of Companies You Dont Want to Buy!


There are no "rules of thumb" in the pursuit of companies to buy. Each purchase opportunity has to stand on its own merits.

Corporate Venturing For Emerging Growth Companies


The boom of the dot-com era in 1999 brought the emergence of corporate venture capital as a major source of funding to the private equity markets. Corporate venture investments peaked in the third quarter of 2000 with 608 deals totaling a combined $4.

Going Self-Employed - A Few Handy Hints


The day you decide to take the plunge and work for yourself will be one of the most life-changing choices you ever make, whether starting a company large or small or as a freelance; from the very first moment of being self-employed, you and you alone will stand or fall by your decisions and actions. You will be responsible for steering your business through all its ups and downs, good times and bad times with no guarantee that everything will turn out right in the end.

Mastermind Your Way to Success


What do Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Anthony Robbins, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Ben Franklin have in common?They all leverage the power of the mastermind team.The mastermind works on the concept that two (or more) heads are better than one.

Offense: Beat the Odds


When in doubt, cut that out! Yeah, yea, doubting Thomas may have had a point in his day, and life may not be what you want it to be, but if you constantly doubt yourself, how can you accomplish anything?Where is your confidence? What possible good can come from taking the negative aspect of any situation and growing it into acceptance?Purpose of achievement is to attain a goal. So, if you set your goals and strive to get there, it should be assumed that you are moving toward your goal (at least so far as intent) no matter what you are doing, right?I vaguely remember an instructor from college saying once, "If there are two ways to take something, always input the benefit of doubt and assume the better more optimistic choice is the right way to take it.

The Chasm of Change---- Restructuring ----- The Goliath


Richard L. Daft one of the country's recognized academic leadership experts raises the question, "What kind of people can lead an organization through major change?" A Turn-A-Round restructuring qualifies as major change and requires transformational leadership.

Writing a Business Plan for Success in Business and for Funding


Writing a business plan to help you direct and manage your company is a key part of starting you new company that will help lead you and your company to success. Creating a "living and breathing" business plan makes that success even easier to reach.

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