Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Three trends of the future Strategic Planning

To pass the time? What seems like yesterday that the intended goals this year and is now six months or God forbid, two years later! As for the future is often difficult because we are so focused on the past and present. Recently talking to two local leaders here in Northwest Indiana and across the […]

Strategic business planning to start online

A business plan is one of the best investments a home you need and is a cornerstone to the success of an online business. Strategic business planning when it comes to online businesses, however, is slightly different from a typical diet. A strategic plan is like a roadmap that will determine where you go. The […]

Big Ten fears scare small businesses outside the strategic planning

A comment often offered to me when I speak of strategic planning for small business owners and managers is that your company or organization is too small for strategic planning. Or are they going to offer any number of other excuses why not use strategic planning for your business. In my opinion, this is a […]

Why financial planning is important

In recent years, we have often heard terms such as financial planning, personal finance, investment management, retirement planning emerged as buzzwords of all kinds. Newspapers, blogs, magazines, TV channels and almost everything under the sun seem to talk about the importance of financial planning. So what is financial planning; More importantly, why is it so […]

Business Continuity Planning : Answer to Cost And Outsourcing Risk

Business continuity planning (BCP) is the creation and validation of a practiced logistical plan for how an organization will recover and restore partially or completely interrupted critical functions within a predetermined time after a disaster or extended disruption. The logistical plan is called a business continuity plan. Hence, BCP is the phenomenon by which a […]

End of Recession Integrated Business Planning

The immediate response to surviving an economic downturn involves battening down the hatches and simply weathering the impending storm, cutting whatever is necessary to make it through the chaos. Marketing usually falls to the wayside, workers are cut, and prime opportunities to position your company as a customer service or market leader pass by unnoticed. […]

The Optimal Exit Strategy – Business Transition/Exit Planning for Private Business Owners

The Challenge This past year has been a difficult one for business owners seeking an exit. Is this the recession, or a reflection of a longer term reality? The answer, it seems, is that exiting business owners will need to engage a new reality for the foreseeable future. According to an article published by Robert […]

The Role of Leadership in Sales And Operations Planning/integrated Business Planning

What is the difference between a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process that makes a modest difference in a company’s operational and financial performance and an S&OP process that, year after year, enables a company to achieve its operational, business, and strategic goals? You don’t have to look beyond the senior leadership team for the […]