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A business plan is a written description of your business s future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you ve written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan.
Business plans are inherently strategic. You start here, today, with certain resources and abilities. You want to get to a there, a point in the future (usually three to five years out) at which time your business will have a different set of resources and abilities as well as greater profitability and increased assets. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there.
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Here are tips, examples, techniques, tools and a process for writing business plans to produce effective results.
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When we function in a foreign language, we have a tendency to say yes when we are asked a question, even if we don’t understand what was asked. This is even true when we are asked “Do you understand?” The next time you are interacting cross culturally, ask an open-ended question such as “Can you tell me what you need to do next?” instead of “Do you understand?” If the person is unable to answer what they need to do, then you know that you need to explain further.
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Five suspected Abu Sayyaf fighters and four Philippine security personnel were killed in a firefight Tuesday on the island of Bohol, a tourist destination north of Mindanao. The incursion by the terrorist organization followed just a few days after warnings from the U.S. embassy regarding unsubstantiated yet credible information on an impending threat in Bohol and Cebu. Accounts of the size of the Abu Sayyaf force vary.
Port agents GAC reported on Tuesday that a labor dispute is disrupting coal terminal operations at Port Kembla, Australia. Loading and receiving were halted for more.