Articles on: Strategic Planning

Lane Maintenance… Are you being proactive?

A little maintenance can go a long way.  A few weeks ago it was clear some type of road work was going to be starting on a main street that leads to our neighborhood, as traffic cones and signs were being placed along this mile long section of 4 lane asphalt and concrete.  For those […]

Do You Bother Planning When You Can’t?

Owning a business these days is an exercise in uncertainty. Sure we’re slightly better informed than we were last summer, but we still face a lot of unknowns when it comes to how things will play out this year. That’s a challenging situation on a personal basis, but it’s a huge issue for a business […]

Are you chasing Growth or Success?

In business it’s easy to focus on growth as the only measure that really matters. It’s easy to measure (especially top line revenue or number of customers) and it just feels good. But is that really the best thing to focus on? *Spoiler alert – probably not…! ūüėČ I’m currently reading the book Company of […]

Are you clear on the ‘Who’ (and the ‘What’)?

One of the great things about a smaller business or a start-up is the feeling of teamwork you get (if you’re doing it right). Opportunities or challenges come up and it’s all hands on deck, with everyone chipping in to rise to the challenge. When you’re trying to scale your business, that level of teamwork […]

Does your planning have any strategy?

This is the time of year when a lot of businesses will carve out some time and do some strategic planning. But unfortunately many of those businesses will leave out the strategic part. When you think about strategy, you should be thinking about a cohesive response to an important challenge. Instead many businesses will throw […]

Do you have Fall Back strategies for your business?

Every business needs strategies in place to ‚Äúfall back‚ÄĚ on for the unexpected.¬† No company is 100% insulated from unexpected challenges that interrupt the normal operations of owning or managing a business‚Ķeven yours. This past weekend was the annual ‚Äúcatch up on all the sleep you lost over the last year in one hour event‚ÄĚ […]