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Your company is too small for a business plan - and other myths
Small Business Planning -- Three Myths
Are you -- like 70 percent of small business owners -- working without a plan?
Here are three myths that need to be dispelled about strategic planning for small business.
1. It has to be formal -- Not so.
The value of a strategic plan for your small business is in putting the ideas on paper, creating action steps that will get you where you want to go and implementing those action steps.
2. I'm too small -- Not so.
Even a one-person business can benefit from a strategic plan. A strategic plan can help you make decisions about time management and budget. You can use your strategic plan to help you determine whether to attend an event or advertise in a publication. It's a check and balance tool.
3. A strategic plan is like a ball and chain -- Not so.
It's your plan. Too many small business owners feel like once it's on paper, it can't be changed. Wrong! Your plan should be an active document that gets reviewed and updated at least monthly, if not weekly. You're the business owner, you wrote it, you know what's happening in your market -- adjust as necessary.
Denise O'Berry helps small business owners take action to grow their business. Find out more at http://www.smallbiz-bootcamp.com
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1 Overlooked Key to Small Business Success
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The single most important activity you can do in your small business is create a unique marketing strategy and plan. When was the last time you saw a company marketing themselves in an outrageous way? In this day and age it looks like everyone has read the same book on marketing - and sorry to say - that book doesn't work!What does work - is a little creativity, a little personality and a lot of effort to make yourself so different from your competition - that there is no real competition.
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Making a Donation to Bring MORE Business
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Direct Mail - For Small Businesses
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