Leave Them Asking For More (Writing a Business Plan - Business Description)


I love our business description. In fact, I have used it probably some 500 times. I do a lot of networking and even some public speaking, so I get a lot of folks asking me what I do.

But as much as I love our business description, I have discovered something important. It's too long to be well understood in a quick conversation.

It is Time to Get Serious and Spend Some Money - The Pursuit Module


This is where serious money and effort start to take precedence. You are about to make a commitment to work this program with upper-level management. In the real world, we make many day-to-day decisions. Some are trivial, some are important, and others are deal breakers. The deal breakers are those that cause us concern about the futures of our businesses.  This concern often carries over to your decision to bid on a contract or not. Can you afford to bid on it? Can you afford not to bid on it? 

Identifying Performance Objectives Through Training Criteria


Business leaders will find that outlining your training criteria will help you form a concise, clear, and comprehensive training program for your employees. This includes forming your performance objectives, which will help you communicate what you expect to see as a result of your workforce training program. 

 When it comes to identifying performance objectives within your training program, you'll need to ask yourself these four key questions:

Aligning Company Culture to Risk Management


The ability to effectively manage risk within a company often boils down to a leader’s ability to align his or her organizational culture with risk management.  By creating a risk-aware company, a business leader can ensure that all employees and team members are able to quickly identify, address, and mitigate potential risks.

Identifying and Committing Resources for Your Project


It's important to realize that resources are an important part of successfully running a business. Therefore, identifying and committing resources is also an essential component of successful project management. 

 After all, you don't want to find out mid-way through a project that you don't have enough resources to complete the project or that a supplier backed out of its commitment. In your project plan, be sure to dedicate a section to resources, including any constraints and alternative resources you can use to complete a project.