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Business Planning: Form Follows Function

Fri, 2010-02-12 00:21

Your plan-as-you-go business plan is no more than what you need to run your business. In the beginning, it might be as simple as an elevator speech, as explained in the Dressing and Growing section. Be able to talk through those key points: the customer story, what makes you unique, how you’re focusing and on what you’re focusing, and, if it comes to that, your close — what you want from whoever is listening.
 

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Business Planning: Introduction and Orientation

Fri, 2010-02-12 00:21

 
 
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Business Planning: Planning is Management

Fri, 2010-02-12 00:21

Planning should become management and better business, long-term progress towards goals, prioritizing, and focus; but you have to do it. It’s up to you to make your planning work. It’s not really about the plan, per se; it’s about the discipline to use the plan to run the business.
 
A good business planning process grows organically; it evolves as your business evolves. With monthly review schedules and performance tracking, your planning, unlike the classic plan document, stays alive and present – on top of your mind where you consider it regularly.
 

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Crisis Communications Planning

Fri, 2010-01-01 16:34

One of the first things you need when starting a business is a plan.  Your business plan serves as your guidebook for business success. The same type of logic applies to a business disaster plan.

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Secretary Locke Proposes Reforms to Export Controls System to Enhance National Security, Improve Competitiveness

Thu, 2009-10-01 14:15

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke proposed reforms to modernize America’s export controls system, which will enhance national security and increase the competitiveness of U.S. companies, in a speech at the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Update Conference on Export Controls. The United States export control system seeks to prevent sensitive items from falling into the hands of those who seek to do us harm. (More) (Remarks)

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Secretary Locke Statement on President Obama's Intent to Nominate Hirschhorn as Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Fri, 2009-09-11 19:50

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate attorney Eric Hirschhorn to be the Under Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Hirschhorn is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP. "Eric Hirschhorn has a wealth of experience working with export controls and I look forward to having him onboard as we implement President Obama's vision to reform the export control system and increase competitiveness of U.S.

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