Strategy

Making business great again using SWOT and coffee

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SWOT analysis is one of the most popular tools for strategic analysis. Often an Excel spreadsheet or a Word document is used in the process. On Bizplan.one you get an online analysis template that is tied directly to your business model. There is a reason for this – a key success factor for a SWOT […]

Strategy

Consumer trust in a SWOT analysis

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The SWOT analysis is a workhorse for planning risk management at the strategic level. When performing a SWOT analysis with a team of founders or leaders, it is very common to forget the main benefactor of your company’s activities: the customer. Think about this: what influences how much your most important customer trusts you? Subquestions […]

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Did we kill engineering with excessive collaboration?

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Engineering was once about creating technology that could solve problems or otherwise improve life. It was a careful combination of applied sciences and experimentation, leading to the invention, or perhaps discovery, of many great technologies. The word engineering itself comes fromĀ  the latin ingenerare, which means “to create”. When thinking about the history of engineering, […]

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Building sustainability in

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Why is sustainability on top of the agenda today? Consumers have changed their expectations of companies; they now expect firms they do business with to operate in an ethically sound manner. This is a cultural shift form mass consumerism that shapes the way we interact with each other, and in business. That is why sustainability […]

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5 steps to making your SWOT more useful

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SWOT analysis is a standard tool for many businesses. It stands for Strength-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats and is an assessment method meant to help businesses analyze their internal and external strategic risks and opportunities. The information is collected in a matrix: The key to using the SWOT method successfully is to have a good grasp of the business […]