The Top Five Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

"Most great plans aren't. They are just nice, high-level ideas."That's how one of our survey respondents answered our question, "What are the top three obstacles that prevent great plans from reaching effective implementation?" Despite the universal chatter around the need to be "strategic", and the untold hours spent developing strategic... Read More

How to Achieve E-commerce Success ?You Gotta Plan!

Before becoming a netpreneaur, I was an entrepreneur. First, I owned a successful child care center which grew to capacity in less than two years. When I sold that, I bought a little flower shop that had less than 300 customers and grew it to what it is today, one... Read More

Communication Strategy During A Time Of Strategic Planning

"Rubbish!" shouted the large, aggressive man in the red-striped shirt (we had to pay attention to him because he owned the company). "The staff don't need to be told anything. When we've sorted out all the details and have the adverts ready to run, then we'll tell them. They don't... Read More

Planning For The Slow Season Of Your Business To Increase Sales

Every business experiences slower periods. For some, they sell more during the Christmas season while others move at a snail pace. Some sell more during the summer and others less. The key is being aware of your seasons and alternatives available to solve the challenge and change the results. All... Read More

19 Questions to Supercharge Your Business Plan

Whether you are seeking capital for your company or are optimizing your business strategy, the most important element - particularly for outside investors - may be your written business plan. You can tune-up and supercharge your plan using this 19-step checklist. When your written plan firmly answers yes to each... Read More

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits

It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail" Success in business comes as a result of planning. You have to have a detailed, written plan that shows what the ultimate goal is, the reason for the goal, and each milestone that must be passed in... Read More

Top Reasons To Form A Strategic Business Alliance

A strategic alliance is when two or more businesses join together for a set period of time. The businesses, usually, are not in direct competition, but have similar products or services that are directed toward the same target audience. Below are ten reasons to create a strategic alliance. 1.... Read More

Completing the Annual Planning Process

Imagine an office without a desk, or lights, a computer, or even something as simple as a chair. When the architects and designers started planning a building or office space they knew they would have to make concessions for these items during each of the building activities. As marketers, we... Read More

Six Key Areas For Evaluating A Strategic Alliance

Strategic alliances are increasing at a rapid rate. It is good for business, good for the consumer. A strategic alliance is similar to a joint venture. Everyone remains in his or her own entity, yet come together for a single purpose or period of time to create something that could... Read More

Menu Driven Business Planning

A menu is the foundation of any restaurant; Guests will support or avoid a restaurant for its food. Starting with a preliminary menu is a simple and basic approach to restaurant development. Begin with a menu, and you are light years ahead in the restaurant development process. A menu will... Read More

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Your phone can do a lot more than you realize, but no one points out the countless hidden settings and features when you buy it.
It's easy to get sucked in and find it difficult to put the phone down
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It's a bit stomach-turning when you think about the germs, viruses, grime, and other crud covering our devices.
In a letter to CBP earlier this week, two U.S. senators called for authorities to allow Americans to opt out of facial recognition at airports.
In the world of tech, there is a slew of new features and hidden tricks hiding in your everyday devices.
It’s best to back up your photos, so they're safe and sound
Here are a few ways to boost your security, increase your productivity, and tidy up your digital life in 2022.
You won't get any official notice if someone blocks your calls — but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.
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Social media company Grabien was banned from Twitter on Friday after posting a quote from a US representative
When it comes to the rest of your tech, it’s never too late to adjust your settings and get back just a little privacy.
We all know that prickling feeling when we see an ad online or on our phone for something we just talked about with a friend.
YouTube TV has restored access to Disney, ESPN, and other networks following an outage last week. The outage stemmed from contractual disputes that resulted in an interruption of service.
If your computer is unresponsive, slow down and follow these steps.
Before you visit the Google Play or Apple App Store again, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep nosey and dangerous downloads off your phone.
Security pros say one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they've ever seen has been exploited by state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers, rogue cryptocurrency miners, and others.
It's nice to know if your text message went through and the person read it.
Security experts around the world raced Friday to patch one of the worst computer vulnerabilities discovered in years.
There are many things you shouldn’t do online. Some are just plain dangerous.
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