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Far too many small business owners, operate their businesses without ever preparing a business plan, and this missing link is often the chief reason they do not achieve their desired levels of success.
A business plan is not all that difficult to create, yet many business owners avoid the task, often because they are aware that a well prepared plan can expose gaps of many kinds that cannot always be ignored.
This excellent article, suggests that a business plan clearly identifies how much work lies ahead for a business to succeed in its chosen endeavour and provides a prioritised map of the path to follow, and it offers a six question approach that will provide all the answers needed to help a business owner to prepare a simple business plan.
As a business owner, your biggest problem when it comes to e-mail, is probably the limiting beliefs you have developed over time about what is proper and improper in an age of electronic communication.
A cluttered inbox, is a clear sign that all is not well in the relationship between the owner and how they view e-mail as a communication tool, and their effectiveness in managing an growing inbox.
This excellent article, suggest that psychology is at play in most instances of cluttered inboxes, and it identifies five misguided beliefs that cause problems and then outlines six habits that business owners should adopt to enable them to do their best work.
We have all heard the saying; It is not what you know but who you know. What it really means, is that great relationships in business will trump great knowlege every time.
Building a business, is very much linked to the levels of trust established between a business and all of those with who it deals, on a day in and day out basis.
This excellent article, suggests that strengthening a relationship and developing trust will always separate you from the competition, and it offers a five step process that can be followed to build great relationships.
More businesses fail than succeed, and when all is said and done, generally business owners' lack of key traits is a major contributor in most business failures.
Business owners who succeed, usually possess a full compliment of the necessary traits, and those struggling to succeed need to identify and develop these success traits.
This excellent article, suggests that hard work and perseverance alone are insufficient to guarantee success, and it list the 10 traits demonstrated by successful business owners that those aspiring to success need to emulate.
Customers determine the fate of every business, and business owners who pay scant attention to customer complaints, need to re-examine their approach for the long term good of their business
Businesses that not only effectively address customers problems, but also delve deeper into what other needs the customer may have, can uncover new business ideas and opportunities.
This excellent article, suggests that business owners should see customer complaints as opportunities rather than problems, and it offers five ways that business owners can utilise customer complaints to uncover new business ideas.
Plans develop into projects, and then projects are allocated to managers, who are required to utilise the resources they have at their disposal to deliver the required outcomes.
Sounds simple, but in reality far to many projects fail to deliver the outcomes expected, or fail to meet the deadlines by which the outcomes needed to be delivered.
This excellent article, recognises that effective project implementation is not something that happens without a lot of planning, and it offers 10 tips that business owners can follow to ensure that their projects are effectively implemented.
Are you ever dis-satisfied with the results from your Google searches? Are your Google Search results too old to be useful? Would you like to be more efficient with your Google search usage? Do you know of other great Google search tips not listed in this excellent article?