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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Planning for 2013

The start of the year is a great time to develop plans for the coming year and this year, I’ve come up with a few simple steps that will help you get the ball rolling for 2013. 1. It's important that your Annual Plan for 2013 ties in with your Strategic Goals and Plans for the next 3 to 5 years. 2013 should be a stepping stone along the way. For some tips on planning processes look at Planning for Success in 2012 video. 2. Another great tool to use to develop a quick, yet powerful plan for your business is our Simple Strategy Process. This is great process that moves you quickly across the NOW-WHERE-HOW model and uses our Strategic SWOT tool to help you develop some strategies and actions. For a quick run through, watch the Video. With these few easy steps, I’m sure you’ll...

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New Year’s Affirmations

Every New Year brings a fresh start, a new life, a new outlook or perspective. And for most people, the New Year usually brings to mind a bunch of resolutions they would like to accomplish and fulfill. This rings true for businesses too which is why last year, I talked about 10 new year's resolutions for business owners. But this year, I’ve decided to present a new view for businesspeople to welcome the New Year – instead of resolutions, I’ll talk about New Year’s Affirmations. Wikipedia defines the term affirmation as a declaration that something is true. If in 2012, you’ve made some amazing changes in your life, on how you view and manage your business, now is the time to look back at these changes and declare and confirm that what you’ve done is part of your goals and that it is right to...

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