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Simple Business Growth Strategy Development (Part 3) – Study

January 10, 2012

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  We are well on our way to creating our DIY business growth strategy.  At this point, you are just steps away from cutting through the nebulous, mystical perception of business strategy and having a clear, actionable plan to drive your business forward. What we want is to have a growing, thriving business; to have […]

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Simple Business Growth Strategy Development (Part 2) – What are the key Questions?

November 22, 2011

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The basic process for developing a business strategy (Part 1of this series) focuses us on finding that “integrated set of actions” that will define our growth plan.  We steer clear of diving into business plan templates looking for salvation and focus on setting priorities for our strategic analysis. Here in Part 2 of the series, […]

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Try to Crush Your Own Company – Build a Better Business Strategy!

November 3, 2011

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Recently, I lead an international product strategy meeting and completely blew the minds of some of our executive staff. Why?  I used the competition to help us build our business strategy.  Check this out! We probably all know that building a business strategy is important if you want a long-term sustainable and growing business.  And, […]

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Fact Finding vs. Trend Spotting – One is Key to Business Strategy

October 4, 2011

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  If you want to have a chance of your business strategy succeeding, you should have a view of the future state of the market you will be playing in. Strategy for the Future I don’t think it is too hard to understand that long-term strategy to sustain a business needs to be based on […]

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A Must-Have Skill for Building Your Business Strategy

September 26, 2011

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  As you might expect, any business strategy process will include a fair bit of research.  It is certainly common that business leaders and staff (or consultants if engaged in this work) will spend the majority of the early stages of strategy development studying, analyzing, assessing (pick your buzz word) various components of the market, […]

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