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Is it a Business Plan or a Business Strategy?

August 30, 2011

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Seriously, there’s a lot of difference . . . I was digging the internet, as I’m want to do, looking for some more StrategyDIY inspiration and found 2 great articles related to Business Plan vs. Business Strategy.  Funny enough, they are pretty much aligned on their conclusions.  And I think the conclusions provided are just […]

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Review: Can You Say What Your Strategy Is? (HBR)

August 26, 2011

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  Today I rediscovered a favorite article that really sits well with the StrategyDIY philosophy of simplifying business strategy.  I have linked to the summary on HBR.org at the end of the post (FYI: Not an affiliate link). I can tell you, it’s nice to find those like-minded souls out there that share some of […]

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How many pages does it take to make a good business strategy?

August 24, 2011

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  Is it the document that’s important? Does size/volume of the document determine the value of a business plan or business strategy? We might think the answer is “yes” based on our reviews of business plan templates available online and or if we have experience with formal business strategy systems (e.g. some types of consultants, […]

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2 Common Problems in Business Strategy Development

August 19, 2011

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In our quest for simplifying small business strategy development, it might be interesting to consider two common barriers to successful strategy design.  I will guess that most of us have either suffered from or seen people afflicted by these conditions.  The first affects our ability to start; the second, our ability to draw insightful conclusions […]

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Who Needs a Simple Strategic Business Process?

August 15, 2011

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 Why focus on simplifying strategy? An early spark for creating StrategyDIY as a place to discuss and debate a simple strategic business process, came from what I guess is a common source of many business ideas – my family.  You see, my mom was a small retail business owner.  One night over coffee, we started […]

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