Having a well-defined strategy can make or break the future of your small business. This section will provide you with much needed advice, tips and news about strategic development that will help you grow your business.

SMART Goals

SMART Goals Avatar Posted by tathan under Strategy
From http://takisathanassiou.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on December 17, 2014 8:47 am
When it was the last time you set some SMART Goals? How did you draw them? How did you achieve them (If you do)? Read More

How to Turn Around a Business in Trouble

How to Turn Around a Business in Trouble Avatar Posted by businessbanter under Strategy
From http://www.businessbanter.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on December 15, 2014 12:15 pm
The best small business advice on turning around a business in trouble is to take action quickly. These tips will show you how to do that exactly and efficiently. Read More

Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development

Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development    Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Strategy
From http://www.liveplan.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: Copysugar on December 14, 2014 8:43 am
I’ve helped put deals together that took months and months, yet when the deal was done, one or both markets didn’t respond as both parties had hoped, resulting in a waste of time, money, and potentially reputation. This is why I developed this "minimum viable product" approach to doing deals. Read More

Build A Blog Community With The Engagement Superstar!

Build A Blog Community With The Engagement Superstar! Avatar Posted by VanMarcianoMedia under Strategy
From http://www.magnet4blogging.net 11 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on December 12, 2014 7:05 pm
If you're going to be successful with blogging, there's a few essential things you're going to have to get to grips with. Creating epic content is one of them, and the other, building a community for your blog. Yep that's right! You can't just rely on Google for traffic and business... Read More

Three Ways to Prepare Your Inventory for the End of 2014

Three Ways to Prepare Your Inventory for the End of 2014 Avatar Posted by inventoryninja under Strategy
From http://www.waspbarcode.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: colebiz on December 11, 2014 5:53 pm
As the end of 2014 approaches, your small business is likely focused on a number of different objectives, including holiday sales and closing out your books for the calendar year. Inventory impacts many of these year-end objectives, and as you prepare for 2015, consider these three tips to ready yo Read More

Get Out Of Your Inbox - Tweak Your Biz

Get Out Of Your Inbox - Tweak Your Biz Avatar Posted by megantotka under Strategy
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 11 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on December 10, 2014 11:31 am
Email – the great productivity killer. We all wish for an empty inbox without wasting half the workday sifting through messages. With the right tactics, a few useful tools, and some smart sorting, you can get out of your inbox and get some work done. Finally. Read More

Is a Restaurant a Good Business to Buy?

Is a Restaurant a Good Business to Buy? Avatar Posted by ChelseaLeigh under Strategy
From http://www.business2sell.com.au 14 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on December 9, 2014 10:53 am
A restaurant can be an excellent buy, but also the worst purchase you ever made. Be informed before you buy. Read More
From Stefan Engeseth's blog, Detective Marketing:

Before I published my latest book Sharkonomics I tried to connect with the best business shark in the world: Richard Branson. This week he wrote a blog post with the headline Sink or swim. Its great that we both like sharks and see the survival p Read More

How A Virtual Receptionist Can Help Your Business - Tweak Your Biz

How A Virtual Receptionist Can Help Your Business - Tweak Your Biz Avatar Posted by gobnaitcollins under Strategy
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 17 days ago
Made Hot by: fundpr on December 7, 2014 10:43 am
A virtual receptionist can help businesses by providing round the clock, professional customer service in a cost effective way. This article explains how a virtual receptionist can help your business. Read More

Revisit your Return Policy Before the Holiday Rush

Revisit your Return Policy Before the Holiday Rush Avatar Posted by 27will under Strategy
From http://horizonbusinessfunding.com 18 days ago
Made Hot by: ObjectOriented on December 5, 2014 9:59 am
Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, small business owners should revisit their return policies before they experience the full brunt of returns after major gift giving. Read More

Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

While health care reform hasn’t gone into full swing mode yet, your business can lay a firm foundation for 2015 by following …
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Chris Farmer @CorporateCoachG Trains Your Team

If you feel your management style is lacking, Chris Farmer has some ideas for that. Ironically, it was another … More
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