Why Business Plans Fail

Complacency and fear are two of the biggest obstacles to business success, according to a new book. In “The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When the World is Changing,” author Saul Kaplan preaches anticipating market trends and creatively reinventing and changing your organization to take advantage of them.

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    ... telecommunication provider MTN plans to issue dismissal notices to lay off up to 578 people at its South African enterprise business unit by...
    01/28/2015 - 6:53 am | View Link
  • BUSINESS BREAKDOWN Little targets small business for job creation - Big News Network
    (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party leader Andrew Little delivered his first major speech of the year, and plans to target small business in his bid to
    01/28/2015 - 6:23 am | View Link
  • Orders for long-lasting goods unexpectedly slump in December - Yahoo! Finance
    WRAPUP 4-U.S. business spending weakens, but consumers upbeat - Reuters UK
    01/27/2015 - 9:40 am | View Link
  • Strategic Acquisition to Drive Profits: MB Business Capital’s ... - ABF Journal
    By Jill Hoffman In this Q&A with Michael Sharkey, the president of MB Business Capital discusses plans for the newly rebranded commercial bank,
    01/27/2015 - 8:12 am | View Link
  • Kiwi rises on Fed concerns - New Zealand Herald
    NZ dollar rises after weak US data - Herald Sun
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  • MAF earnings jump 10% plans to double business
    (MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai - Majid Al Futtaim, or MAF, the Dubai-based shopping mall, retail and leisure conglomerate, announced on Tuesday plans to double its business within ...
    01/28/2015 - 6:37 am | View Link
  • Retirement dreams fade for small business owners in Canada
    Considering that the majority of small business owners in Canada are over the age of 40, it’s critical they take these steps to start saving now in order to realize their dreams of retirement
    01/28/2015 - 5:02 am | View Link
  • Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business: sources
    Sony Corp plans to cut around 1,000 additional jobs in its struggling smartphone division as it tries to bring its electronics business back into the black, sources said on Wednesday. Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, has forecast a 230 billion yen ($1.95 billion) net loss for the business year to March, suspending dividend payments for the first time amid ...
    01/27/2015 - 9:26 pm | View Link
  • BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Little targets small business for job creation
    Little targets small business for job creation
    01/27/2015 - 4:27 pm | View Link
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council to spend £800k laying off 341...
    COST-CUTTING proposals will see a council pay out more than £800,000 in redundancy payments over the next two years.Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been working with consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers to develop six business plans to save millions of pounds.Three of these plans, involving changes to customer and back office services, are expected to involve 341 job cuts.And according to a ...
    01/27/2015 - 3:34 pm | View Link
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  • H&M posts rise in quarterly profit, plans 400 new stores
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China. Net profit for the quarter was 6.22 billion Swedish kronor ($754 million), up from ...
    01/27/2015 - 11:06 pm | View Link
  • Clothing maker Carhartt plans to open Detroit retail store
    DETROIT (AP) — Clothing maker Carhartt plans to open a Detroit retail store. Columnist Tom Walsh of the Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1Cy27hZ ) Dearborn-based Carhartt plans to lease a three-story building in Detroit's Midtown area.
    01/27/2015 - 10:49 pm | View Link
  • White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans
    WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama made the proposal last week as part of his State of ...
    01/27/2015 - 10:46 pm | View Link
  • There Are Plans To Turn JFK's Old London Home Into A £287 Mega-Mansion With An Underground Car Park
    Google Street ViewThe imposing former home of JFK. A lavish London residence, once the home of US President John F Kennedy, is going to be turned into a family mansion potentially worth more than double the price of a penthouse at One Hyde Park, the world ...
    01/27/2015 - 10:42 pm | View Link
  • H&M Tops Profit Estimates, Plans 400 New Stores
    Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, reported fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the company added stores in China and the U.S. and expanded its collection. STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Hennes & Mauritz AB ...
    01/27/2015 - 9:26 pm | View Link
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  • Business Plan
    Enhance a business plan with step by step guides regarding marketing, finance, investments, and how to plan articles.
    01/26/2015 - 8:21 am | View Website
  • Free Business Plan Samples | Bplans
    Get inspired with our gallery of over 500+ free business plan samples. Our most popular business plan samples include: restaurant, online retail, health care, plus ...
    01/23/2015 - 2:30 pm | View Website
  • How to Write a Business Plan | The U.S. Small Business Administration ...
    A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take ...
    01/21/2015 - 7:30 am | View Website
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