How A Small Business Mentor Program Can Help

Mentoring For Success: How A Small Business Mentor Program Can Help You Achieve Your Goals A small business mentor (marketing) program is a relationship between a successful business owner and a less experienced entrepreneur. The mentor provides guidance and advice to the mentee, with the goal of helping them achieve their business goals. Mentor programs Read More …

Strategic Narratives: Transform Your Approach to Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a major part of any company’s operations. It relates to developing a vision and a plan for the company to achieve its goals and objectives. Strategic planning is not a one-time activity; it should be an ongoing process. Strategic planning involves identifying your target markets, customers, products, services, and competitors. You must also Read More …

Roles of Intuition and Rationality in Strategic Decisions

Author Julia Sloan in the book, Learning to Think Strategically, emphasizes the need for both a Creative and Rational balance in the approach. Sloan says, “Without a well-honed intuitive sense, problem analysis can remain clinical, sanitized, and ineffectual, in that problems are exposed only superficially and analyzed without much, if any, examination of the “truthfulness” Read More …

Helpful Thoughts on Unpacking Assumptions and Testing Underlying Data

Right now, we need low-cost speedy experiments to test new growth and innovation ideas. Think of the ideas surrounding Learning Launches as proposed by the School of Darden at the University of Virginia and in the book Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization by Edward D. Hess. A learning launch Read More …

Can Lean Help Predict The Future? (Rev2)

Putting the ideas of a futurist such as Amy Webb into practice can be a good start. The ideas Webb discusses in her book has helped me refine a few of my methods. It has helped me develop a better practice routine and believe it gave me a better feel for evaluating the future and as Read More …