Management

The Business Benchmarking Process
Business planning

The Business Benchmarking Process

Benchmarking is the continuous process of measuring products, services, and practices against the toughest competitors or those companies regarded as leaders. Benchmarking is a method of comparing processes, products, and services against organizations with the best practices. You can benchmark best practices to identify how others achieve outstanding results, and […]

Common Questions in Strategic Planning
Business planning

Common Questions in Strategic Planning

There are seven key questions in strategic planning, both for you and for your business. These are questions that you need to ask and answer over and over, throughout your career. Sometimes a new answer to any of these questions can dramatically change the direction of your business and your […]

Strategy Innovation vs. Strategic Planning
Business planning

Strategy Innovation vs. Strategic Planning

If you are intrigued by the potential of strategy innovation for your company, be aware that you will not get it from your current strategic planning process. You will have to create a separate process for strategy innovation, one that is: 1. Creative 2. Market-centric 3. Heuristic (discovery-driven) Creative Strategy […]

Basic Elements of an E-business Model
Management

Basic Elements of an E-business Model

The emerging e-business market affords companies of all sizes and types the opportunity to leverage their existing assets, employees, technology infrastructure, and information to gain or maintain marketshare. For example, in the telecommunications industry, service, rather than technology, is now the key differentiator. With lower barriers to entry, new competitors […]

How to Prepare a Good Business Budget
Management

How to Prepare a Good Business Budget

Preparing a good business budget is an essential step for the success of any business. Not only an effective budgeting strategy influences long-term development for the company but also establishes solid relationships with other business partners and prospective customers. Sales Planning Consider the historical patterns of behavior for your customers, […]

Basic Business Planning Strategies
Management

Basic Business Planning Strategies

There are a number of reasons why planning is necessary: 1. The future is not an extension of the past. 2. The rate of change in the marketplace will continue to accelerate. 3. Technological progress is taking place at an extraordinary rate. 4. Regulatory issues require constant attention. 5. Population […]