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Category: Strategy & Planning


Management, Strategy & Planning

Maximising Stakeholder Buy-in to Product Strategy and Product Roadmap

July 9, 2024

Via: Roman Pichler

Involve the Right Stakeholders Stakeholders can form a large group, especially in bigger companies. They might include senior management, marketing, sales, service, operations, finance, and HR. Securing everyone’s buy-in would be impractical—it would most likely take too much time. You […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Impact of Data Science on Venture Capital Investments: Trends and Opportunities

July 5, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

The rise of big data has revolutionized industries across the board, including venture capital. Today’s investors rely less on gut instincts and more on data-driven insights to identify promising startups and forecast market trends accurately. This shift has intensified competition […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

How to Test Business Ideas

July 3, 2024

Via: CO

Whether you’re growing your side hustle into a full-time business or starting from the ground up, building a new business involves a fair amount of risk. That’s why testing your business idea before launch is so important. Testing not only […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Project Management Software vs Excel: Key Differences

July 1, 2024

Via: The Digital Project Manager

If you’ve ever juggled tasks, deadlines, and team coordination using just an Excel spreadsheet, you know how challenging it can be. Enter project management software. PM tools can make things easier by helping you streamline your workflows and boost collaboration. […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Small Businesses Gear Up to Serve Customers Through Heat Waves

June 28, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

Heat waves often lead to lower activity for small businesses. But for companies that help customers stay cool, from frozen treat stands to AC repair services, heightened temperatures create a frenzy of activity. So, these businesses need to keep an […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

10 Reasons to Apply for the CO— 100

June 26, 2024

Via: CO

The CO— 100 is an awards program run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that recognizes and celebrates America’s Top Small Businesses. This exclusive list honors businesses that excel and stand out in 10 categories: Growth Accelerators, Community Champions, Micro-Business […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Small Businesses Taking Proactive Steps to Prevent Cyber Attacks

June 25, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

An increasing variety of cyber attacks are negatively impacting small businesses. So, it’s often necessary for teams to take proactive steps to protect their data. According to recent data from Accenture, 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. This is […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

What It Is Resource Scheduling & How To Do It In 5 Key Steps

June 21, 2024

Via: The Digital Project Manager

Over the years, I’ve managed small and large-scale projects and encountered my fair share of bottlenecks, resourcing conflicts, and low productivity. So, how do you resolve these common challenges? I’m sharing what I’ve learned about effective resource scheduling—when and how […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Common Startup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

June 20, 2024

Via: CO

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 out of 10 businesses fail in their first year. While that statistic is not encouraging, entrepreneurs can find success with their venture if they avoid common startup mistakes. Here are six […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

How to Choose a Business Name

June 17, 2024

Via: CO

Choosing a name that both captures your business idea and reflects your brand personality can be a daunting task. However, it’s important to spend time developing the right name to create the right impression of your business. Your name should […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Cozy Entrepreneurship is the Latest Trend in Anti-Hustle Culture

June 14, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

For years, the narrative surrounding entrepreneurship has been about hustling and doing whatever it takes to reach your goals. However, some business owners are now pushing back on that idea, launching a new trend known as soft or cozy entrepreneurship. […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Startup spotlight: Hard Skill Exchange and FINQ transformation in business and tech

June 13, 2024

Via: Venture Beat

Disney CEO Bob Iger once said, “You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation.” Conventional systems and structures often jail the potential for groundbreaking progress and creative evolution. The same ideology couldn’t be truer in business and […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Appian CEO Matt Calkins challenges AI industry to prioritize trust, proposes new era of responsible development

June 12, 2024

Via: Venture Beat

Matt Calkins, the visionary cofounder and CEO of Appian, a leading provider of low-code automation solutions, has thrown down the gauntlet to the AI industry. In a major development this week, Calkins unveiled a new set of guidelines designed to […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Navigating Recent Changes That Impact Small Businesses (Video)

May 31, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

In the dynamic landscape of business operations, staying abreast of legal and regulatory changes is paramount for entrepreneurs and business owners. Recent developments in employment agreements and overtime pay regulations merit close attention, as they can significantly impact organizational strategies […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Nearly Half of Small Business Owners Feel Trapped in Their Businesses

May 24, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

Nearly half of U.S. small business owners feel trapped in their businesses, according to a recent report. The survey comes from the low-code AI integration platform Latenode and includes responses from 3,000 business owners around the U.S. Researchers found that […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

How to Integrate Your VoIP Phone System With Business Tools

May 22, 2024

Via: CO

Connecting your Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system to third-party applications enriches customer and employee experiences. It simplifies workflows by reducing app switching while tracking all interactions. The integration process varies by vendor, with some providing native connections available […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

Opportunity Math is Within Your Reach

May 16, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

I’m constantly amazed as I look at performance of organizations. I think, “Why do we revel in achieving our quotas and scaling goals, when we could be doing so much more?” I call this, ‘opportunity math.’ If we achieve our […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

6 Favorite Mom & Pop Shops in the US

May 16, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Voodoo Doughnut – Portland, Oregon “One of my favorite Mom & Pop shops in the US is Voodoo Doughnut, located in Portland, Oregon. This iconic doughnut shop is known for its […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

5 Ways to Build Community Around Your Local Retail Business

May 15, 2024

Via: CO

Local retail shops take note: Consumers’ “love for local” means they’re willing to travel farther and spend more money to support businesses in their community, according to Faire, a leading online wholesale marketplace that connects locally-owned and operated shops with […]


Management, Strategy & Planning

They Say Your B-Plan is a Road Map. But Should You Follow It?

May 15, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

Have you become a prisoner of your business plan? Business leaders are increasingly at a crossroads: You face a scenario or challenge that your current business plan never anticipated, but you cannot afford to lose sight of your long-term goals. […]