Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?
BUSINESS MODEL | STRATEGY

Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, business transformations that would normally take years have evolved in months. We have been forced to swap from the physical to the digital world. And, these shifts that began as temporary will most likely become permanent. Many of us have crossed the digital divide this year, and there will be no…

The 10 Biggest Business Trends For 2021
STRATEGY

The 10 Biggest Business Trends For 2021

“While there are many who can’t wait to bid adieu to 2020, there’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic and the ways businesses had to adjust to ensure their survival changed the trajectory of what 2021 will look like and what businesses should do to get ready for the upcoming year.” Bernard Mar is a futurist. …

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?
STRATEGY

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Annual planning and business plan updates. It is that time of year. Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time in today’s world! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that: 2021 is…

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success
STRATEGY

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success

Success! We all define it differently. We all seek it. And, we all look for perspectives on how to achieve it. Amazon, as well as other online shopping companies and their fast delivery services, has grown and provided an expanded service during our COVID-19 environment. Irrespective of how you feel about Jeff Bezos and Amazon,…

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business
EXECUTION | STRATEGY

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business

Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment?  Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. A great board of advisors can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights, helping you develop new perspectives toward…

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19
BUSINESS MODEL | STRATEGY

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19

Our world has changed a LOT in the last six months.  And, we continue to see uncertainty in our economy – recession; changes in how we shop, travel and work for at least a year and likely three; and the possibility that you cannot have the same business model today as you did a month…