planning

Business Model Canvas- Pivot Points

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-30-18

For many startups pivoting means moving away from what they are doing that isn’t working, but for larger organizations, the pivot is often about expanding and leveraging. Your pivot points come from your business model canvas, which gives you your base menu you can build your strategic plan off of.

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Forget the New Year's Resolution..

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-03-16

6 years ago, I wrote this post Forget the New Year’s Resolutions. As many of you are busy preparing your goals for 2016, or setting New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to share this for your consideration along with a few additional thoughts. My key additional thought is that as you

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The Farmer and the Field [Guest Post]

by Donald Sweigart on 07-20-11

Guest Post: Donald Sweigart worked with “The Body Shop @” which developed the “Star-Link Certified” Lean business model improving Profitability, CSI, and Cycle Time in the Collision Repair Industry. This model is now licensed by a Fortune 100 in it’s Industry-wide Lean Training. His passion is implementing Lean solutions in

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Forget the Annual Budget, "Let it Roll"

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-25-11

I’m always perplexed and frustrated by the annual budgeting process. The waste I see it creating, even from outside organizations, is incredibly large. People start planning things financially before they have any idea of what to do. People postpone things that they shouldn’t because it’s not yet in the budget,

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Taking Small Steps

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-11-09

One Small Step for Man Are you building plans for 2010? Strategic plans? Goals? Action plans? Even New Year’s Resolutions? Many of you are. You are told to think big, dream big, plan big. I’m couldn’t agree more. Until… you stall. You start thinking about the resources. You start thinking

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