All businesses are trying to grow, but it’s the strategy and the foundation supporting them that often determines who is successful. Start planning for growth. Download “Chapter 11: Strategizing for Growth and Sustainability” from our book Strategic Planning Kit for Dummies to learn to: Differentiate strategy from tactics Determine the value-creating strategy for your organization Grow your business by using current products and developing new ones
We are happy to share an improved option for viewing your Strategy Dashboard (the Dash) on your Tablet. The Puffin web browser is flash compatible and with recent updates it is a great option for Dash users. Puffin for iOS devices: Puffin for Android devices: $2.99 – More Info Free – More Info $2.99 – More Info Free – More Info While we are at it… the Dash will be upgraded/enhanced in Q4. We would [...]
Stoplight logic for Goals, Actions and KPIs and applies to Track My Progress, Reports, and Gantt Chart Gray Light: The start date has not been reached User chose “deferred” or “waiting on someone” for status Yellow Light: Start date has passed, but not the end date. User has not chosen another status for the goals: i.e. “achieved”, “in progress”, “deferred”, or waiting on someone” User has chosen “Not on target” as the status Green Light: [...]
Updates to the MyStrategicPlan application are going live Friday, February 1st. These enhancements are a result of your feedback and we are excited to bring them forward. Changes not displaying? You may need to refresh your page. PC: CTRL+F5 MAC: Opt+Cmd+E, then Cmd+R What do these updates mean for you? These features focused on Track Performance > Track My Progress. Filter: Separate what matters to you with seven different options. Sort: Columns are sortable top-to-bottom [...]
Looking at the next step in productivity, we took a fresh approach to building and cascading goals and actions. The challenge was to improve the simplicity of goal setting, thereby increasing your success in the execution of your plan.We just released the new “Linear View” page for adding/editing goals. This new page is dynamic and more intuitive for entering and editing goals, and it also works great on iPad and other tablets..The original add/edit page (listed [...]
Performance Implementation and Management Because your strategic plan is a work in progress the MyStrategicPlan System gives you a comprehensive, one-screen module to stay current on your key performance indicators. You need to install or upgrade Flash Player to view this video, install or upgrade here:
Strategic Objective Examples Tammy Tantalizing Tacos’ top line financial goal is to increase her annual revenue by 10%. How will she achieve her financial goal? To sell more tacos. In order to sell more tacos, what must she do from her customers’ perspective? Provide great customer service. And what does she need to do to deliver great customer service? Have efficient processes that deliver food quickly. And how does she excel at quick food delivery? [...]
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In the second part of our church planning series, Dr. Howard Olsen & Nancy Olsen will be advising how to find your strategic plan model through a step-by-step process of the elements of a strategic plan.
In a two-part series, Dr. Howard Olsen and Nancy Olsen describe the details of creating and implementing strategy specifically for churches. Through this series of articles, churches can gain great insight on how executing strategy can work for their church.
Knowing how you’ll reach your vision is the meat of your strategic plan, but it’s also the most time consuming. Not to oversimplify how to create a strategic plan, but by placing all the parts of a plan into three areas, you can clearly see how the pieces fit together. Each part has certain elements to show you how and where things fit it.
Various business analysis techniques can be used in strategic planning, here we focus on internal and external approaches, SWOTs, competitive analyses and market analyses. All these offer insight needed to properly begin setting goals and objectives within your strategic plan.
Talk of being a visionary goes hand-in-hand with talk of leadership. So ask yourself: What will your business look like in 3 to 5 years? What new things do you intend to pursue? What do your future customer need to be satisfied?
Mission statements define a company’s purpose. It is a single statement of why something or someone exists. It is like your North Star, which is not a place you go, it is a fixed point giving you perspective on where you are going.
Customer Loyalty provides remarkable value to a company. Beyond statistics of retention and referrals, how can loyalty be measured in long-term worth? Understanding ways to estimate the Lifetime Value of your loyal customers can help offer long-term perspective.
It is important to have a good understanding of where your company stands in the mind of the customer, otherwise known as the “position” your product/service has in the competitive marketplace. Are you positioned the way you want to be, or are you just a brown cow – invisible and boring?
Bring fundamental analysis into your strategic marketing efforts, by integrating ways into your campaigns to track your Return On Investments. Like any management function, managing your marketing requires proper process and measures to make sure your spending is hitting the mark.
EL DESEMPEÑO SUPERIOR DE UNA COMPAÑÍA UNA MEJOR RELACIÓN CON LOS CLIENTES UNA VENTAJA COMPETITIVA La competición para obtener acceso a los bolsillos y al dinero de los consumidores es intensa y a consecuencia de ello el consumidor cada día se está volviendo más exigente en su manera de comprar. Por ese motivo se necesita tener una filosofía dinámica para los negocios -esa filosofía debe existir en todas las funciones de la empresa y debe [...]
If you want to out perform your competition and keep your customers coming back, implement one basic business strategy – focus on your market. This means taking customer focus to a higher level and having a company-wide strategy that is not only customer focused, but is also market focused.
Customer knowledge you already have is literally a hidden goldmine of profit that can grow your business and increase your company’s top line. It is this customer-focused information that will provide the foundation for generating more sales, retaining and cross-selling customers, and acquiring new customer business.