Business Plans: Why Construct a Plan

Why is a business plan important? No matter what stage of life your business is at, you need a clear direction for you and your staff. Business plans are undertaken for many reasons. Growth, stabilisation, exit strategy are some.

Do You Have a Comprehensive Strategy For Your Business?

Begin with the 12Faces simplified process that will have you complete your strategy within an hour. Having a clear cut strategy for staff to follow will simplify their decision-making. 

Selecting Next Diagnostic Step

Learn to use the 12Faces Diagnostic Process to best advantage, click More Info.

 

Choices for Business Plans

Planning for Growth: Business Plans

Whether you are a start up or an operating business wanting to grow, a plan is essential. Learn about Sprints; planning for change and choosing the next steps; MyDodeca for sustainable growth; StrategyTrees and more. 

Business Strategy Options

This group of articles covers a range of areas for your business strategy. Learn how to do a one page vision statement in under an hour. Also, learn about the Boston Consulting Group matrix; Agile and Sprints; StrategyTrees; Sensitivity Analysis; quick goal setting and much more.

Course: SM2.0 80/20 Principle  

Increase your productivity and sales by 16 times. Sound too goo to be true? Then read on and find out how. The 80/20 Principle literally means that 80 percent of what you achieve in your job comes from 20 percent of the time spent. Also, this can be applied to all aspects of what you do. Click the link above and see the example.

Course: SM5.0 Theory of Constraints

The Skills Module, Theory of Constraints (TOC), is an important optimising technique to improve the work flow through the constraint in your business. This is true of many businesses, not just manufacturing. TOC needs to become an ingrained habit.

Course: SM4.0 Waste Reduction

Business efficiency relies upon waste management. Learn Toyota’s process and how it impacted Productivity and Profit. Waste refers to all industry types. Plan and reduce waste for your business lifecycle.

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Find business problem solutions with other Diagnostic Tools

Business Symptoms of Unknown Cause

The reasons behind the problems concerning you may not be clear cut.  This Tool helps to narrow down the underlying reason for your problem and sets you on the path to solutions.

How to Increase Business Revenue

Investigate Sales, Marketing, Pricing, Customer Retention, Product Range, Distribution Systems symptoms and then eliminate inefficiencies to increase Revenue

See how to Reduce Operating Costs

Reduce Cost of Goods Sold, Production Costs and Operating Costs by improving productivity as discovered by Henry Ford and later improved by Toyota.

Ways to Reduce Overhead Costs

Overhead Costs or Fixed Costs like rent, permanent labour and other costs that do not fluctuate with your day-to-day production levels directly impact on your Operating Profit

Issues with Business Information Systems

Finance, accounting, IT and legals are information systems a business needs. Find solutions to common issues here.

Managing Staff and Your own Productivty

Managing staff and your own productivity are critical issues because people make your business work. Learn more on problem resolution

Business Planning and Business Decision Making Techniques

Planning need not be complex.  We show simple solutions with proven effectiveness.  Along the way, we introduce some decision making tools to simplify hard decisions.

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