Business strategy and planning

Build a solid foundation for success.

Business plans are roadmaps for where you want to take your business and how you plan to get there. Access ressources to help you plan, execute, assess and adjust course as needed to build and grow your company.


What you should know about strategic planning

Define your strategy

Assessing a plan

Is your plan helping you reach your goals? Here’s how to find out and adjust if needed.

Define your strategy

Creating a plan

A strategic plan should be clear, detailed and measurable. See what yours should include.

Define your strategy

Implementing a plan

A plan is only as good as its execution. Here’s how to make sure you follow through.

Define your strategy

Strategic planning 101

A strategic plan maps out where your business is going and how to get there. Start here.


What you should know about managing a business

Manage your business

Business management

Behind every great business is a great leader. Check out these best practices.

Manage your business

Getting business advice

We can’t excel at everything. See when outside advice might be your smartest option.

Manage your business

Surviving a disaster

All businesses need an emergency preparedness plan. See what yours should include.


What you should know about growing a business

Manage your growth

Financing growth

Growth can put a huge strain on cash flow. See the when and how of financing growth.

Manage your growth

Growth plan

A good plan will help you make sense of the chaos that often accompanies growth. See how.

Manage your growth

Growth strategy

Growth can take different forms. Here’s some help for weighing your options.

Manage your growth

Ready to grow?

Growth brings both opportunities and challenges. See if you’re ready to level up.


What you should know about business innovation

Innovate

Developing products

Developing a "winner" isn’t always easy. Here’s how to go after the big payoff.

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Embracing innovation

An innovation mindset can help futurproof your business. Tips for shifting your mindset.

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Financing innovation

See when and how to get financing for your business innovation projects.

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Innovation 101

A little innovation can give you a huge competitive edge. Ideas for getting started.

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Intellectual property

Your ideas are some of your most precious business assets. Learn how to keep them safe.

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Partnering to innovate

Tapping into a partner’s expertise can open all sorts of profitable doors. Here’s how.

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