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Category: Plan

2 Things Top CEOs Always Do When Creating Business Plans

I have talked many times about the importance of having a focus day. The act of setting aside a day (or two) once a week to work on your business’s top goal and taking steps to make it a reality is crucial to growing your business and gaining independence. We have seen first hand the […]

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Why You Need an Exit Strategy, Even If You Plan on Owning Your Business Forever

To a new business owner the words “Exit Strategy” are akin to “quitting.” The majority of new small to medium business owners are so wrapped up in the passionate phase of growing and scaling their businesses, getting out doesn’t even cross their mind. They have a romantic notion that they will still be actively working […]

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This 1-Page Plan Is the Only Thing You Need to Turn Your Business Around

Do you suffer from BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder)? BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder) affects millions of business owners each and every year. Symptoms include: excitability, difficulty focusing, lack of systems and controls, inability to delegate tasks, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of actions with no progress.   This common ailment has been known […]

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating Your 1-Page Quarterly Rolling Action Plan

Having a 1-page quarterly rolling action plan is a powerful tool for growing your company, just so long as you sidestep these three pitfalls. As important as it is to have a big picture vision for how you plan to grow and scale your business, it’s equally important to bring that broader vision back to […]

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A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Startup Business Plan Template

A 7-part outline to help you create a winning business plan.

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Creating a 1-Page Quarterly Action Plan for Your Business

A powerful format and 3-step process to create your own one-page quarterly strategic action plan to grow your company.

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10 Tips for Year-End Strategic Planning

Here are 10 simple tips to guide your strategic planning for the coming year.

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3 Simple Steps to Create a 1-Page Quarterly Action Plan

Scaling a company the right way requires that you balance keeping a clear focus on those fewer, better things that will make a leveraged difference for your company and that you stay flexible to learn and adjust as you go.

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