Balanced Scorecards

Recently my colleague Tim Sternberg has discussed ways that any business owner can create a “Strategic Plan on a Page” and also how important good data is to all businesses, including ways to make Big Data work for even small businesses.  Now I’d like to discuss how Strategic Dashboards will help you execute your business…

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Big Data

In my last two posts I’ve been discussing the importance of market research and product innovation for all businesses, not just large corporations, and mentioned how valuable solid customer and competitor data is for both.  Normally at this point someone asks: “so what about “Big Data”, do I really have to worry about that ?”,…

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One of the common questions that I’ve heard as a business adviser recently is: what are the real differences between mentors coaches and consultants ? Over the course of my career since the mid 1980s I’ve had many rewarding opportunities to receive terrific mentoring coaching and consulting advice from some amazing professionals and other experts…

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Free Advice

Have you ever pondered if there is any practical difference between free and paid business advice ? Every business owner or leader is trying to minimise costs, so free advice can be very attractive at first sight – but might free advice actually cause more harm than good ? Matt and I had this exact…

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