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In the last post we talked about the first three of the 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business prototype process. Here are all seven again: Primary Aim Strategic Objectives Organizational Strategy Management Strategy People Strategy Marketing Strategy Systems Strategy These 7 areas will fine tune your plan for the ultimate level of success. Today we are going to cover the last four. Think of constructing your business model like planting a tree. At first, it’s so small and weak you wonder if it will even make it through the night. But, you keep watering, fertilizing and

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The Business Puzzle

The 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business prototype process: Primary Goal Strategic Objectives Organizational Strategy Management Strategy People Strategy Marketing Strategy Systems Strategy  These 7 areas will fine turn your plan for the ultimate level of success. In this lesson we are going to cover the first three. Primary Aim It’s essential in business development to set goals and see a vision for the future. This needs to go beyond the business. You need to think about what you want out of life. What do you dream about? How do you see your success unfolding? Knowing and understanding these things will give you the momentum to get started

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Mortar Makes It Happen

Today I’d like to talk about the three keys to business development and how you can put the right bricks in place to build a solid foundation. There are three main areas of business development: Innovation Quantification Orchestration If done well these three areas will help you build a solid foundation for you business. Let’s talk about each one of these for just a minute. Innovation Innovation should not be confused with creativity, which is the expression of ideas. Innovation is taking these ideas and putting them into action. This is where a large amount of your focus should be in the beginning and even throughout your

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Expand the Life of Your Business

Today I’m going to talk about the life cycle of a business and how to get the most out of each cycle while also extended the lifespan of your business. The four different stages of a business life cycle are: •  Infancy•  Adolescence•  Growing Pains•  Maturity We’ll talk a little about what each of these cycle’s means and how they can each help expand your business’ lifespan. Infancy This is generally considered the technician’s phase, which is the owner. At this point, the relationship between the business and the owner is that of a parent and new baby. There is

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Gather the Troops

Today I’d like to chat about the different types of support staff you need and what makes them so important. There are essentially three key roles that need to be filled to set your business up for success: • The Technician • The Manager • The Entrepreneur All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. It’s all about balance. The Technician This person represents the present and all that needs to be done for the physical aspects of the business building process. They are the “doer”. This is usually the most visible

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