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Change Management, Scenario Planning, Behavioral Interviewing, and more

New & Recommended Documents (Week of 7/1) 1. Scenario Planning View more from learnppt Scenario Planning, also called Scenario Thinking or Scenario Analysis, is a method used in the strategic planning process to help businesses make flexible long-term plans. This document describes a 9-phase process for Scenario Planning, and shows [Read More] 2. Behavioral Competency Based Interviews […]

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Facebook for Business, Financial Ratios, IT Budgeting, and more

New & Recommended Documents (Week of 6/24) 1. An Introduction to Facebook for Business View more from intranetfuture These PowerPoint slides will provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to create and use a Facebook Page to increase sales for your business. Ideally you will have some knowledge of how Facebook […]

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Strategic Marketing Plan, Porter’s Five Forces, Business Performance, and more

New & Recommended Documents (Week of 6/17) 1. Porter’s Five Forces View more from learnppt Developed by Michael Porter, Porter?s Five Forces is a classic business framework for evaluating the attractiveness of a particular industry by analyzing 5 forces. It is useful to utilize Porter?s Five Forces in conjunction with a SWOT analysis of the industry. [Read […]

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Cultivate Your LinkedIn Network, Here’s Step One.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members. It’s a great–and probably the best–source to cultivate your professional network. LinkedIn is swimming with potential clients, business partners, subject matter experts, employers, and employees. The question is, are you taking advantage of it? One of the best ways to begin developing your network […]

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The Nightclub Business, Communications Cheat Sheet, PEST Analysis, and more

New & Recommended Documents (Week of 6/10) 1. PEST Analysis View more from learnppt PEST (Political, Economic, Social, and Technological) analysis is a framework evaluating macro-environmental factors used in the environmental scanning component of strategic management. The PEST analysis framework has become increasingly [Read More] 2. New Club Venue Business Plan View more from frankperkins82 Executive Summary Club […]

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Capital Budgeting, Pricing Strategy, Mintzberg’s 10 Schools of Thought, and more

New & Recommended Documents (Week of 6/3) 1. Capital Investment Analysis View more from ganesh10 Capital Investment Analysis Also called Capital Budgeting – a complex topic simplified in an easy to understand presentation which is completely self-explanatory. Explains the framework for financial analysis with examples and provides practical [Read More] 2. Ten Schools of Thought on Strategic […]

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Consultants and Consultancies Are Going Online for New Sources of Income

Business professional and business firm alike, many are exploring new, sustainable sources of income.  And, for many, this exploration has led them online to Flevy, the marketplace for premium business documents. In recent months, we have noticed a number of consultants and consultancies have joined Flevy to sell their business documents.  These documents take the […]

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The Business Strategy that Makes Competition Irrelevant, Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space–i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors head-on. The Blue Ocean Strategy framework evolved from a framework called Value Innovation developed by Gemini Consulting (now Capgemini […]

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The Economics of Consulting – Which Marketing Channels Work Best? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business Consulting Buzz recently surveyed 10,000 independent consultants, asking them how they market their consulting services.  Interesting, insightful questions include: Which marketing channels have made you the most money? What is your annual income? How much do you spend on marketing? What is the average value of a new project? What is the main reason […]

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The 5 Essential Things Today’s Most Successful Business Leaders Carry

LinkedIn recently surveyed 50-plus of today’s most successful business leaders, asking them about essential things they carry.  These notable men and women include the likes of Richard Branson, Meg Whitman, and Deepak Chopra. Here are the five essential items that these great businessmen and women always carry as part of their daily routines. 1. Smartphone […]

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First Milestone Achieved for our Free PowerPoint Plugin – 1000 Shares and Counting

A month ago, we released Flevy Tools to our modest list of newsletter subscribers. Flevy Tools is a PowerPoint plugin. It can dynamically create various business diagrams, such as Gantt Charts and Harvey Ball Diagrams.  The diagrams are highly customizable. We immediately received great feedback via email, many compare the plugin to ones available at […]

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ISO 9001

Thousands of companies in over 100 countries have adopted ISO 9001 as their quality management standard. Many more are pursuing this certification. Well, why is this? ISO 9001 helps an organization assure quality and save money. Plus, customers expect it. ISO 9001 applies to all types of organizations. This professionally-developed presentation can be used to […]

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