It’s important to have a plan for how you’ll get to where you want to be – a set of milestones to ensure you stay on the right track, even when the ultimate goal moves or changes.
There are lots of different ways to create a strategic plan, in fact, no two plans will be the same. You should be as thorough as you can be, but don’t let the planning phase go on too long and stop you from getting started.
Here, we’ve collated some of our resources on strategic planning for leaders, for sales and marketing, and even for these strange and uncertain times. These will help you discover whether a strategic plan could help you to achieve your financial and non-financial goals. And if you’d like some help creating yours, our business advisors are always happy to support you.
Strategic Planning for the Post-Pandemic World
The pandemic has had as much of an effect on the economy as it has on our daily lives, with staffing and supply issues hitting many industries. We summarise the main challenges affecting businesses and how you can tackle them.
Strategic Challenges in the New Normal
If you haven’t updated your strategy since the world started to reopen, now is the perfect time to reassess your goals and identify some new opportunities. Whether lockdowns have driven a culture change within your business, or you’ve been forced to pivot in order to survive, you could definitely benefit from an updated strategy.
What’s Your Post-Lockdown Strategy?
Speaking of pivoting, if you’ve been thinking about making a change but aren’t sure how, here we explain what it means to pivot and how you can make a success of it.
How to Pivot Your Business Strategy
Getting Strategic with Your Sales and Marketing
When it comes to improving your sales strategy, your best sources of information are your past, present and prospective customers. Here we point out five tips for improving your sales strategy and growing your business by understanding your clients and competitors better.
5 Ways to Improve Your Sales Strategy
Teamwork makes the dream work. Everything is better when we work together, and that goes doubly for your sales and marketing teams. Read our suggestions for joining up your two most important departments for a more successful client acquisition process.
Aligning Your Sales and Marketing Efforts
Managing a team may have been challenging for the last couple of years, if you were previously used to working together in person. In the post-lockdown world, hybrid working is the new normal. Here are our suggestions for turning remote working into a huge strategic benefit for your team.
Successful Leadership in the ‘New Normal’
If you want your team to thrive, you need to motivate them and keep them on track to achieve your goals. A good leader leads by example, and communication is key to ensuring your staff feel included in your grand plan. Read our top five management tips for 2022 to see what your leaders can do to make this your most successful year yet.
Top 5 Management Tips for 2022
Part of being a manager is setting objectives for your team that align with your strategic plan and will keep your business on the path towards your ultimate goal. Here are three quick and simple ways you can make sure your team’s objectives are clear and achievable.
Setting Objectives for Your Team
Your people are the ones helping you to make your business a success, and especially after the last couple of years, they deserve a thank you for all their hard work. We’ve put together some tips for creating an effective, affordable rewards strategy that will make your staff feel valued and appreciated, whilst moving you closer to your strategic goal.
Create an Effective Rewards Strategy
One of the most important parts of any strategic plan is to prepare for the future of your business. Whether you hope to eventually retire, or you’d like to remain involved, you will need talented, skilled leaders to support your teams and take your business to the next level. Here are the key points you should consider and the skills you should nurture when developing the next generation of leaders in your business.
Developing the Next Generation of Business Leaders
Executing the Strategic Plan
Now that you’ve created your new strategic plan, you need to put it into practice. Here are our top tips for executing your strategy and getting your team on board.
Executing Your Strategy
Our Strategic Planning services were created to help entrepreneurs and business owners to achieve your dreams and ambitions, with our help. If you’d like some independent, impartial advice on your existing plans and guidance on creating a new strategy for your business, get in touch.