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Is Business Planning Really That Difficult?

Planning is a strength of mine. It’s a strength that I’ve worked hard to develop. Whether a client is good at planning or not, I can usually contribute knowledge, expertise, and skill to their business or marketing planning activities that … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 4: Setting the Course

I am a planner at heart. Setting the course comes naturally to me. I like to think about the future and try to plan my way through the various possibilities in order to achieve the future I desire (and people … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 9—Using Your Plan

A business plan is only as good as the use you put it to.  While a business plan is a fluid document you will revisit and revise, it is also a tool you use to plan out the work you … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 8—Testing and Refining

A good business plan is a fluid document.  It has to be.  No matter how well we plan, we’re going to get some things wrong.   Other things are going to change over time.  We’re going to develop an interest in … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 7—Pulling It Together

Once you’ve sorted your goals into categories and set your priorities, you’re ready to put all the pieces together in a timeline. You need to organize your goals in a way that makes sense to you and there are many … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 6—Sorting Your Categories

At this point you might be wondering how these myriad pieces could possibly fit into a single, cohesive business plan.  You started by analyzing your situation.  Then, I told you to diversify.  Then, I told you to set some goals … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 5—Weaving a Web

Generally, writing isn’t something you start by drawing up a business plan.  Chances are you’ve already been writing.  You’ve found a form that you enjoy.  You’ve experimented with some things that didn’t work out.  You’ve thought about some other things … Continue reading

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