D9 Business Planning and Execution

Learn to Plan Your Business and Execute the Plan

Do you really need a business plan, you ask? Every business leader must take control of the design and implementation of the direction for their business. Don’t have time to put one together? Have one but feel it is too hard to follow? Is your business fast growing or in troubled times? Are you thinking of selling? Are you ready to transition to retirement? Make it easier for your staff to make key decisions. Follow our online template to quickly build and implement your strategy – less than 1 hour! 12Faces offers valuable insight into both the creation and the execution.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Business Owners are Busy People! So we developed a routine for getting more done faster using the "work smarter, not harder" mantra.  This is our rapid introduction to what to do and how to do it to get you working smarter straight away.  Sections link off to more advanced discussions as you...

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Unique Selling Proposition (USP): What is it?

Your competitors usually offer, essentially, the same goods and services as your own. Example: Consider retail grocery shops where every shop offers, by and large, the same product line.  To stand out from the crowd, the shop needs to differentiate themselves in the minds of the consumers. This is to bring buyers...

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Business Changes Planning: How to Choose Next Step

When you are planning the next steps for your business improvement, there are usually several changes that you could choose from. You believe all these steps will improve your business on your path to Sustainable Business Success.  The problem is, it can be very confusing to decide which, of the many...

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How to Choose a Brand Name

A brand gives your actual and potential clients a "hook" which they can use to remember that you exist. Every business has a business name and that is the start of their "brand".   From there,  a business leader can develop a "personality", or "brand identity", for their business that is part...

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What’s In It For Me (WII-FM)

A good Unique Selling Proposition (USP) must clearly identify the elements of your goods and services that indicate "What's in it for me (WIIF)" to their customers.  Customers are only interested in why your business is good for them; not why it might be a nice business in general. Further reading on...

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How to Build a Positioning Statement for your Business

Positioning is a mission critical identity tool for any business. Positioning is how you want to be perceived in the minds of your target audience. Positioning is the behind the scenes structuring of an identity for your business. The customer is not aware of it, but it manages to convey to them...

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How to use StrategyTrees for Effective Strategic Planning

Every type of Enterprise faces the need to develop a Strategy and then implement it.  12Faces has been doing this in its own businesses for many years and we have developed a very practical approach which we share with you here. This is a blue belt article.

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