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Strategic Planning

  • Take Simple Steps To Protect Margins When Operating Abroad
    By Gail Ives Growing your business internationally can be profitable yet risky. With a few simple strategies, you can manage that risk, particularly when navigating currency exchange rates and securing payments from abroad. Many businesses pay international suppliers or accept payment from for...
  • Six Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Blog Now
    There?s a lot of buzz about blogs these days, and for good reason: their impact on politics, journalism and business is felt weekly. What?s a blog and why should you care? Short for ?weblogs,? blogs were originally conceived as web-based interactive journals for teens, but businesses have been dis...
  • Expert Exit Strategies: How to Make a Break Without Getting in a Fix
    Sooner or later we all need a change of pace?a transition to a new role and circumstance in your own life and in the life of your business. You may still be young or at a traditional retirement age. You may be looking to scale down your responsibilities or contemplating the diversification of your ...
  • Ten Tips for a Simplified Strategic Planning Process
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange All businesses need to develop a clear approach to generating the sustainable growth and profits that ensure long-term success. This planning process starts with evaluation, moves on to communication and finally, culminates in implementation. But even t...
  • Ten Tips for Building a Better Corporate Board
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange A board of directors is a legal structure that protects and represents the interests of a company?s shareholders. Choosing a good corporate board takes time and energy, but it?s critical to your company?s success: Picking the right team will increase op...
  • Ten Tips for Measuring & Improving Performance
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange Healthy revenue and profit margins are crucial to any company. However, monitoring your bottom line is only one part of the formula. It?s essential that you determine the factors critical to your company?s success, measure those metrics and put into pl...
  • Ten Tips for Successful Strategic Alliances
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange Strategic alliances can be tricky. Partnerships foster mutual benefits, but the alliances exist only as long as they are advantageous to both parties. Even so, the concept of gaining a marketplace advantage by teaming up with another company whose prod...
  • Ten Tips to Building Competitive Advantage
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange Long-term business success involves creating, managing and exploiting assets and skills that competitors find difficult to match or counter. Developing this advantage is a continuing process, not a fixed event. Here are ten tips to help you develop com...
  • Ten Tips to Competing in Challenging Times
    By Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange As we?ve all been reminded lately, business is cyclical. When your company enters a down period, it?s a good time to fine-tune your strategy to improve your chances for success. Here are 10 guidelines for doing just that. 1) Know Your Company: Develo...
  • Ten Tips to Creating an Effective Advisory Board
    Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange You don?t need to navigate unfamiliar waters alone. Put together a good board of advisers, and you?ll create a powerful asset that can make a huge difference when you need to get objective advice, scout the marketplace, gauge future trends, seek new strat...
  • Ten Tips to Prepare for Sustainable Growth
    Geri Stengel, Womens Leadership Exchange Companies poised for sustainable growth lay the twin foundations of infrastructure and knowledge, and avoid the pitfalls of undisciplined growth that can dissipate quickly. They also know that management adept at one level of business might not be right fo...
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