Using data and visualizations in your business plan

“Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.” One of my favorite Japanese proverbs.  A statement epitomizing the challenge for any entrepreneur. A business plan can set the foundation for a passionate vision becoming a successful reality. So in today’s high-tech data driven world, what role…

Steps for Building an Effective Marketing Budget

Marketing has become a challenging mission as teams look to make each dollar in their budget stretch further. The task is made even more daunting by the fact that there is a wide range of tactics to choose from when determining where to invest funds. Online marketing strategies that rely…

Accessible Key performance indicators, a 4 part framework

Its amazing to witness the popularity that Key performance indicators (KPI’s) have seen over the past 15 years. Like many executives in planning, strategy and marketing, I too marvel at the thought of having magical KPI’s that will propel my programs or business. Unfortunately, in the process of consulting our…