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Newsletter: Looking Before Leaping

Jun 1, 2010 7:20:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Entrepreneur, Market Research

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Great organizations depend on great research and all ideas can and should be tested before  being rolled out into the market. [more]

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Newsletter: The Elephant in the Room

Mar 1, 2010 5:39:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Brand, Marketing

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Until we acknowledge an issue that is getting in our way, in business as well as in life, there is no chance we will overcome that issue. [more]

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Newsletter: Predict or Prepare?

Jan 1, 2010 5:25:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Overcoming Obstacles, Planning

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From coaching entrepreneurs in my little town to observing one my personal heroes die with grace and dignity, I’ve learned that it preparing for success is far more interesting and productive than predicting failure. [more]

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Newsletter: Data or Information?

Dec 15, 2009 5:23:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Situation Analysis, Focus, Market Research, Marketing

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In business, as well as in life, we are awash in data and starved for information.  Great business plans focus on developing a few manageable goals versus solving all organizational problems in one plan. [more]

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Newsletter: Planning for Failure

Dec 1, 2009 5:21:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Social Business, Sustainability, Failing

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Writing good business plans is a key to success, but good plans must accommodate searching and failing over time to be effective.  Said differently, no plan is perfect – nor should it be. [more]

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Newsletter: Mission or Operations?

Sep 15, 2009 5:40:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Mission, Newsletter, Operations, Planning, Revenue, Social Business, Focus

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Particularly during times of declining revenue, non-profit executives are challenged to identify and build new revenue sources.  And, unlike business, they must do so while maintaining their commitment to their service mission.   [more]

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Newsletter: Find Good People and Give them Respect

Aug 1, 2009 5:30:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Operations, Planning, Focus, Human Resources

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Complex problems are best solved by simple, if sometimes difficult approaches.  The most important of these is getting good people and respecting their work. [more]

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Newsletter: Success in the Balance

Jun 15, 2009 5:17:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Team Building, Balance, Discipline, Human Resources

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Successful organizations are more about hard work and effectively deploying people than they are about great ideas.  Great ideas must be balanced by great work ethic, leadership and a balanced approach to people. [more]

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Newsletter: Revenue Recipes for the Depression

Mar 1, 2009 11:11:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Revenue, Fundraising

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The days of traditional fund raising from traditional methods such as direct mail and golf tournaments are declining and will be replaced by more stable revenue generators such as social business models. [more]

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Newsletter: Breaking Down Strategy

Jan 1, 2009 10:47:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter, Planning, Strategy

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If you don't stop frequently to check where you've been and where you're going, you won't get to the place you set out for. [more]

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