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PLANNING vs AGILITY – GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT

Business planning is pointless wishful thinking. Planning is rigid, slow and bureaucratic. The pace of technological change and industry disruption make planning redundant. I’ve heard a lot of comments like that recently. […]

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AVOIDING BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES

Once you know what mistakes not to make, there are still a few steps you need to take to make your business plan “bulletproof.” Be sure you . . . Think it […]

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TOP TEN BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES (6 – 10)

Every business should have a business plan. Unfortunately, despite the fact that many of the underlying businesses are viable, the vast majority of plans are hardly worth the paper they’re printed on. […]

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TOP TEN BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES – (1 TO 5)

Every business should have a business plan. Unfortunately, despite the fact that many of the underlying businesses are viable, the vast majority of plans are hardly worth the paper they’re printed on. […]

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STOP WISHING FOR SUCCESS: START PLANNING FOR IT

Recently someone asked me why she needed a business plan if she was getting all the funding she needed from friends and relatives. It appeared to me as if she was thinking […]

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20 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A BUSINESS PLAN

1. To prove that you’re serious about your business. A formal business plan is necessary to show all interested parties — employees, investors, partners and yourself — that you are committed to building the business. […]

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HOW DO WE STOP REMOTE-WORKING BECOMING ‘WORKING IN ISOLATION’?

Firstly, I’d change the label to distributed working because the term ‘remote’ is too isolating. There are many indicators that office-centred working life will not resume when the rest of society moves […]

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CAN WE EMBED THE REMOTE-WORKING LESSONS OF COVID-19?

What have we learned over the last year about remote or distributed working? What works and what needs working on? Many of Ireland’s office-based multi-national businesses are reducing their property portfolios or […]

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TRUST IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL DISTRIBUTED WORKPLACES

Around 1998/99 when the tech company I worked with was running out of office space for all the people needed in Galway and in other global locations, it launched a campaign to […]

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PLANS ARE WORTHLESS…

…but planning is everything During our third lockdown, with no clear path to an exit, and with BREXIT complications mounting, it seems like business planning is fruitless. What’s the point of preparing […]

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