Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Annual planning and business plan updates. It is that time of year. Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time in today’s world! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that: 2021 is…

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success

Success! We all define it differently. We all seek it. And, we all look for perspectives on how to achieve it. Amazon, as well as other online shopping companies and their fast delivery services, has grown and provided an expanded service during our COVID-19 environment. Irrespective of how you feel about Jeff Bezos and Amazon,…

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business
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Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business

Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment?  Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. A great board of advisors can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights, helping you develop new perspectives toward…

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19
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Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19

Our world has changed a LOT in the last six months.  And, we continue to see uncertainty in our economy – recession; changes in how we shop, travel and work for at least a year and likely three; and the possibility that you cannot have the same business model today as you did a month…

Think About It! What Do We Start, Stop and Keep?
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Think About It! What Do We Start, Stop and Keep?

Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side.   Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and take care of your people? Yes! Absolutely!…