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Today on What Keeps You Up At Night, host Brendan Major is joined by Ann Connor of AdviCoach to discuss the importance of things like strategic planning, smart goals and financial planning in your small business. Ann will be discussing why planning is the most important activity a business owner can do, and how you can do it most effectively. She’ll also talk about the importance of creating achievable goals for your business. Lastly, we'll dive into the financial side of owning a business, everything from balancing a budget, to cash flow and more!
About Our Guest
You can learn a lot about Ann Connor from her numbers. One example, in a down housing market, she helped a home inspector’s sales improve 25 percent and an architect’s sales soar 87 percent. “One of the smartest decisions I’ve made as a new business owner was to work with business coach Ann Connor,” one client glowed. She’s helped more than 100 small business owners and non-profit organizations identify their goals, steer them around a multitude of obstacles, and tackle their long-term challenges with a series of manageable steps.
Before running her own businesses, Ann learned from others, through management positions with Sam’s Club and C&S Wholesale Grocers. Her industry expertise includes strategic planning, profit and loss management, inventory control, product marketing and product development. Ann became certified as an AdviCoach in 2008 because it is the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small to mid-size businesses.
What was strategic planning like in 1993? Before the internet, before email, we built our brands on solid planning. What did we miss in 1993 and what will we miss or hit in 2013. Join us to find out how to put on the best performance in 1993, 2013 or any year, including next year. This is the Power of Performance!
Every business must conduct strategic planning to be successful in business. Today we will discuss some of the tools that you can use in your small business to position yourself for more business now and long term.
Part of a series by Melody Campbell, founder of the Northwest School of Business.
Join me on Swamp Fox Radio Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -4) when I interview Christine MacNulty.
She has forty years experience as a consultant in long-term strategic -planning for concepts as well as organizations, technology forecasting, technology assessment and related areas, as well as socio-cultural change. For the last nineteen years, most of her consultancy has been conducted for the Department of Defense. She has also conducted projects for NATO ACT and NATO NEC, and the British Army’s Force Development & Training Command, and the German BBK. We will discuss strategic planning and defense acquisition.
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Tune into this important podcast and gain practical information on developing and implementing a strategic plan in your firm.
But the biggest obstacle of all may be gaining consensus from senior leadership. Our guest shares his expertise on the lifecycle of a strategic plan – from the executive ‘green light’ to roll up your sleeves implementation.
John Remsen, Jr. is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on law firm leadership, management, marketing and business development. After serving as in-house marketing director at two major law firms, John formed TheRemsenGroup, a consulting firm that works exclusively with law firms to help them develop and implement long-term strategic objectives to improve cohesiveness, performance and profitability. Since 1997, he has worked with over 260 law firms and thousands of lawyers. Most of his clients are mid-size commercial law firms, ranging in size from 15 to 200 lawyers.
John is the past president of the Southeastern chapter of the Legal Marketing Association and served on its national board of directors. He will be presenting at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition’s Managing Partner Sessions. John can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.managingpartnerforum.org/index.cfm/planning/
Imagine for a moment your life is a business. Are you getting the highest possible return on the investment of yourself, your life, your time, your treasures, and your talen? Just as it makes sense to have a strategy with a business, you might want to consider the value of having a strategy for your life.
Today I'm going to share with you what I consider to be the sevent most powerul skills you can have when managing your personal strategic plan. How do you get from here to there? Join me to hear more.
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Strategies take our vision and create an approach that will enable us to realize that vision. A strategy is a way to create value and leverage to achieve out outcome faster with less effort. When we think of HOW we do something we understand that there is a sequence no matter if it is about baking a cake, building a house or making a sale. Things have to be done in a particular order to achieve the best desired results. A critical component of getting the results we want is planning. There are different levels of planning effecting the different levels of productivity. On this program we will talk about the various levels of planning, the frequency one should plan and how to overcome some of the biggest challenges around planning.
Paul Hoyt, owner and principal consultant with the Hoyt Management Group and best-selling author, has over 40 years experience leading teams to improved profitability and productivity. He is an expert at helping new and growing businesses develop their strategic plans, create financial models, write business plans, and fund and execute their growth strategies. He has enjoyed tremendous success at helping businesses of all sizes achieve their growth and exit strategy objectives.
He is the author of two business books: The Foundation Factor®- Critical Measurements in Business Strength (2004), which helps business owners develop their own Business Foundation Profile® to measure the strength of their business, and the Capital Coaching Program (2010), which helps entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of raising capital.
Paul also created the highly acclaimed online training programs The Business Survival Boot Camp and Beyond Business Survival (2013), giving small business owners the guidance they need to avoid mistakes that slow them down and shut them down.
REAL WORLD help about how to choose, deal with, and enjoy your bridal party-
There are four MAJOR blunders couples make when choosing their bridal party, its such an exciting time and we give our besties and relatives ample time before, but these factors still creep in
a. Financial Concerns
c. Personality Conflicts
d. Bride Blunders
Finding the right wedding favors — neither too cheap nor too grand — can be difficult. With wedding favors, the line between cute and kitsch is hin. If you either can’t or don’t decide to spend money on favors, then you should forego giving anything at all — it’s not necessary. With a little creativity, however, you can probably find or make the perfect favor.
SANDY MALONE owners of http://weddingsinvieques.com , TLC's Wedding Island , and celebrated columist for Huffington Post speaks to Easy Wedding Planning Blog about the ABC's and 123's of wedding planning.
Write into email@example.com with any questions about this or future podcast. Look for Sandy of Weddings in Vieques on You Tube check out one of her videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49kv9J5rAOc
Strategic Planning is essential for your small business. Yet, if you're like many small business owners you might not know where to start. Let me teach you what the successful business owners know and do.
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