Using Business Development to Boost Future Planning Horizons

It’s no joke. If you are not seeking out new customers and marketplaces then you’re falling behind your competition. Innovation in business development techniques means you can be constantly on the lookout for where the next big trend is coming from.

The articles I’ve selected here cover some of the key techniques used in modern businesses in both the online and off-line world.

Guide to Naming Your Business Based around Creative Website Domains

by Rod Dunne November 22, 2011 Biz Dev
Using imaginative website domain names to name your business

If you are in the process of opening a business you need to sit down and decide what you plan on naming it. You will need to tap into your creative side to choose a name or moniker that is catchy, relates to your industry, and is not already taken. The best company names will (more)

3 Key Models for Strategic Planning in Marketing, Workforce Capacity and Business

by Rod Dunne November 15, 2011 Biz Dev
Defining your business strategies

As a manager or an entrepreneur, it is essential that you figure out how to improve your organization’s performance in order to stay ahead of competition. These employee erformance improvement plans form part of your strategic planning models, which are key to sustaining your organization. Therefore, it is very crucial that you understand what strategic planning (more)

Using the Business Model Canvas Template for Designing Startups

by Rod Dunne November 9, 2011 Biz Dev
The Business Model Canvas Template: A Key Tool for Entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur in search of the next groundbreaking business model? Then you’re not alone. Being able to simplify business process modeling is a key part of any entrepreneur’s skills. It also means being able to see where the weak points as well as opportunities exist. In this post I’ll show you how a (more)

What is the Definition of a Good Corporate Culture and Why Should it Matter?

by Rod Dunne November 1, 2011 Biz Dev
How can the people and culture of your firm make it a better place to work?

You’ll find many companies and organizations place a high premium on building and nurturing their corporate culture. Culture helps define your company and can be used by your employees and members to create a solid representation of the organization. Culture is so much more than just building your brand image – it is about achieving (more)

Creating Strategic Planning Templates to Define Your Business Road Map

by Rod Dunne September 30, 2011 Biz Dev
Creating Planning Templates to Identify Your Business' Strategic Objectives

You can find a strategic planning template for just about any level of strategy for your company. But you may want to consider a strategic plan template meant specifically for your industry in order to get the best results. You may also find if useful a strategic plan outline that can help you build your (more)

Filtering Out the Social Media Marketing (SMM) Services and Solutions to Use

by Rod Dunne September 8, 2011 Biz Dev
Being selective about the marketing services you use for making the most of social media

What should you look for when you need social media marketing services to help with your Internet campaign? These days social media is one of the best ways to reach the maximum amount of potential clients or customers within a few key areas or demographics. However you need to understand social media management in order (more)

Creating Simple Business Plans Around Fundamental Structures and Formats

by Rod Dunne September 7, 2011 Biz Dev
Writing business plans which simply set out your future goals

If you’re planning to start your own business then you should put together a simple business plan. This helps to guide you through the process of starting small businesses, becoming your own employer and assessing the firm’s vision. If you prepare yourself this way you will find that you make fewer errors as you go (more)

The Importance of Running an Ethical Business

by Rod Dunne September 6, 2011 Biz Dev
Good and bad ethics in a business can mean the difference between success and failure

It is entirely possible that the idea of considering “what is business ethics” is a bit laughable to many readers. After all, the business world is often seen as a dog-eat-dog sort of world. The kind of place in which ethics are nothing more than a hindrance and often way down the list of any (more)

Presentation Tips for Emphasizing Business Plans to Stakeholders & Investors

by Rod Dunne August 28, 2011 Biz Dev
Presenting business plans requires greater thought about format, key messages and your own goals

Any good business plan presentation you do will help management, employees and clients to understand the nature of the business. While a business plan pdf can be effective, a slide-show usually is easier to follow and remember. Following are some pointers for you to keep in mind when making a business plan presentation. These points (more)

Creating Breakthrough Product Development Strategies that Work

by Rod Dunne August 26, 2011 Biz Dev
Breaking out of traditional product development concepts with fresh new strategies

There are many components for you to consider with a product development strategy. Not only do you have to consider how to develop the item in the first place, but you also have to consider the entire product development process. In other words, you will need to consider starting out by writing a proper product roadmap plan (more)

4 Key Factors Affecting Which Small Business Type is Best for You

by Rod Dunne August 25, 2011 Biz Dev
4 small steps that dictate which startup business is best for you

Many people are lured into the idea of working from home thinking that they will be able to enjoy leisurely afternoons and a hefty income; trust me, if you are dreaming of easy riches, forget about a home based business. Even the most lucrative small scale business ideas require hard work and effort from you (more)