competitive advantage

  • Business Planning and Analysis

    2012-02-06

    It is a certainty that your small business will face problems at some stage. Planning is essential to help you overcome these problems whenever they occur. Without a plan to give it direction, a start-up business is unlikely to survive very long. You need to be well prepared to cope with problems such as a [...]

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  • Planning for a successful business

    2012-01-05

    Without a business plan, it is easy for a start-up to become sidetracked and lose focus on what they hope to achieve. A good business plan is often the deciding factor in the ultimate success or failure of a brand new small business start-up. Its now easier than ever to start planning for success by [...]

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  • Setting Your Business Goals

    2011-12-19

    It is often said that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Small businesses should not neglect to use business theory techniques such as the SWOT Analysis or SMART goals. There are a number of people who will suffer if you don’t establish goals. Employees need direction and motivation in order to [...]

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  • Small Business Opportunities

    2011-12-15

    A SWOT analysis can identify a lot of exciting business opportunities that you were previously unaware of. The SWOT analysis examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that might have an impact on your business. If you are having difficulty identifying new opportunities then you will need to do some research. Here are some of [...]

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  • Plan your way to a successful business

    2011-12-14

    Business planning is not just a useful way of setting goals and objectives that you aim to achieve. It is common practice for new small businesses to write a business plan. One of the main reasons for business planning is that you are able to produce a document that can be used to convince potential [...]

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  • Using SWOT to spot weaknesses

    2011-12-08

    If you conduct an honest and truthful evaluation of your business with a SWOT analysis then you will be able to identify the weaknesses that could have a negative impact on your success. A small business can learn a lot from a SWOT analysis. This will then allow you to start working out a strategy [...]

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  • Plot with SWOT

    2011-11-30

    If you haven’t ever conducted a SWOT analysis to try and identify the strengths and weaknesses of your business, you may have overlooked some important information. A small business has a distinct competitive advantage over a large corporation in a number of ways. Although at first glance, it may seem that large businesses fare better [...]

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