Sunday, August 1, 2010

Strategic Planning For Your Business

The Small Business Development Center of Newark and Licking County is sponsoring a three-session seminar on strategic planning for your business. The seminar will be held at the Newark Public Library, 101 W. Main Street, Newark, Ohio, starting August 5th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The following two sessions will be held on August 12th and 19th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

To participate the attendee must commit to attend all three sessions. To register for this free seminar, please contact Director, Randy Morgan, CBA, at 740-670-5215 or by email: Seating is limited to 25 participants.

Attendees will be provided with the materials to create and finish a strategic plan on an issue of their own choosing. Explanations will be provided of each step in the strategic planning process and attendees will be given time to fill out their planning templates for the strategic issue they chose.

During the workshop, attendees will:• Session 1 August 5th: Learn about the Strategic Plan process and how to apply it any time on any issue.• Session 2 August 12th: Select a strategic issue specific to his or her business.• Session 3 August 19th: Finish a first draft strategic plan for the issue.

In these tough economic times it‘s critical that each organization creates alignment and focus among its employees. The survival of your company depends upon getting everyone on the same page and creating efficiency. The best way to do this is to implement a strategic planning process.Strategic planning helps you step back and look at your business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and see what you need to do improve your performance and results. You will be surprised by the results of this program. It will help you avoid missteps and make sure everyone is working in the same direction towards the organization’s survival and success.

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