Business Planning, Part II

May 17, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Recently, I had a terrific session with one of my clients on business planning. I have written articles before on the importance of business planning, but this session resonated with me. What was reinforced to me during our meeting is that no matter how you approach business planning, ultimately (read on...)



Business Planning Can Be Conducted Successfully Through A Management Consultant

May 12, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Have you ever wondered if there are any easy ways to achieve a successful business plan? Business planning is a science that requires the achievement of business goals and objectives. The achievement of these business goals and objectives can be done by the successful execution of the set (read on...)

What Do the Colors You Choose Signify About You (Or Your Business)?

May 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Branding 

When describing and promoting one’s business, items such as logos, words and images spring to mind. Do you also think of color? Color is an important factor when considering your message. For instance, white on black is how I am writing this article – basic, functional, traditional (read on...)

What Is a Business Project

April 11, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I know it sounds strange, but a few days ago, one of my small business clients actually asked me, “What is a business project?” I found myself wondering how to answer that. After all, we’re all being bombarded with advice about projects. The media is constantly filled with news (read on...)

Profit Boosting Tip – Cut Out Layers

March 30, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Big businesses love their hierarchies and love to add layers. They are full of middle managers on their way up the corporate ladder who see success in terms of how many people they have in their “empire” and how many layers they have in their teams. It can be hard to resist the (read on...)

Are You A Strategist Or Tactician?

March 7, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a ruler of a country 500 years ago. Let’s also imagine that your peaceful existence has been disturbed. You’ve just found out that your land has been invaded by barbarians. Knowing full well that talks are going to be pointless, there is (read on...)

How Well Do You Follow Your Plan?

February 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

“If you plan your work you will not find yourself standing on the corner wondering where to go next.”John H. Patterson. Yet, if you plan your work and you create an eloquent plan and you write it on the best paper or put it together on the best computer – and you don’t do (read on...)

Looking in the Mirror – What Clients Are Really Teaching Us

February 15, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Do you find that your clients all seem to exhibit the same patterns at certain times? For example, you always seem to attract clients that want to negotiate your rates. Or you attract clients that challenge your boundaries. When patterns begin to emerge for my clients I begin by exploring (read on...)

Is Your Business Ready for Social Media? When Social Media Goes Bad and How to Prepare

February 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Every organization I’ve worked with over the past ten years has shared a common desire, to create a social media campaign that taps their company into the riches that are social media. More often than not the attempt is a flop. It’s somewhat like practicing to be spontaneous or (read on...)

Woo Hoo! Time For Business Planning!

February 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..” Ah yes…..the annual business planning cycle is upon us. The time of the year to huddle all of your business colleagues in a room to hash out the key initiatives for the upcoming year. The time to throw everything up on (read on...)

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