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Planning – Quote of the Week

Planning – Quote of the Week

“Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I’d toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four and Five as pure fantasy… Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.” – Mark McCormack, US entrepreneur (1930-2003) Do you agree with McCormack’s statement that business plans lose their effect…

Is your business ready for Christmas?

Is your business ready for Christmas?

It might seem too early for your small business to start planning for the festive period, but larger companies certainly don’t think this is the case. If you walk into any of the major supermarkets this weekend you will see that they have a lot of their Xmas stock out already, so small businesses should…

Plan for a lifetime

Plan for a lifetime

Successful businesses aren’t usually created overnight. They sometimes require years of planning to get off the ground. That’s why the “pay once, use forever” model of the Cloud Planning App from WinWeb is ideal for any entrepreneur just starting out shaping the future of their business. Plot with SWOT, cashflow plans and more.

(via WinWeb Business Blog)

Pic of the Day: Strategic Plan

Pic of the Day: Strategic Plan

What’s your strategic plan? For many entrepreneurs, the only strategic plan they’ve ever needed is simply “doing things” – even if the results are sometimes lacking. This picture contains a quote from Herb Kelleher, former CEO of SouthWest Airlines, who evidently did not put a lot of stock in the merits of the planning process!

If You Want Your Business To Fail ….

Don’t focus on your business goals Do your own, at best, mediocre website Don’t find other business owners who could help you Don’t look after your cash-flow Be late with your tax returns Ignore your customers Ignore your team Follow every distraction and every rabbit hole Don’t business bootstrap your business Don’t sell online

Life Is In Session

Last night I watched a movie with my wife, and the actress in the movie kept on saying, “Life is in session”. What was the movie? No, seriously – it got me thinking about the whole life journey thing, what makes it interesting and what gives it meaning? It being Easter (obviously not enough work…

Data management – failing to plan is preparing for failure

In the 1980s, the idea of protecting your company against a data loss may simply have been a policy of “back that file up on a floppy disk”. Fast-forward a quarter of a century and the reliance on digital systems is so massive it is a safe conclusion to say that the vast majority of…

Mirror Mirror on the wall…’tis the season to reflect

I have often been quoted as saying you need more than just a good idea to get a business off the ground.  I’m sure over the festive season many people taking a rest from work will be hearing the cogs whizzing as they take some time out to ponder on a new business idea, and…

VIDEO: How To Plan Your Small Business Cashflow

I know from listening to many readers of my blog, and small business owners, that cashflow planning is something that can be intimidating. I made this video to show just how simple and uncomplicated cashflow planning can be. There’s no need to make it complicated or time consuming, cashflow planning is vital for small business…

Planning for Small Business Success

Embarking on a new business venture or project can often be a difficult and stressful period for a business owner. This can often be made even worse due to a lack of sufficient planning to guide them through the turbulence. In my many years in business I’ve learnt than nothing is more important than planning…

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