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Business growth

3 Things Most Successful Businesses Do Right

by Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer | March 25, 2015 08:19am ET
What do most successful businesses have in common? Using available resources to effectively execute business strategies, maintaining a strong focus on the customer and structuring the organization in order to support company objectives are the three basic building blocks that high-performing organizations, regardless of industry or geography, have in common. That finding comes from new research by The Conference Board, an independent business membership and research association.

Business planning

How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

TIM BERRY. Entrepreneur, Business Planner and Angel Investor
In my experience leading dozens of business planning workshops in countries all over the world, I'd say only about 10% to 15% of teams I've encountered have an effective business planning process. Sounds low, doesn’t it? What many business owners fail to understand is that good planning equals good management.Let me explain. Planning is about managing resources and priorities in an organized way. Management is related to leadership, and it’s related to productivity