A tried and tested formula for business planning What is the one thing you need to know in business? What’s the single most important aspect of business to master in order to succeed and grow? It has to be planning. Whether you’re sitting down to plan a whole brand strategy or tasked with planning a single product and taking it to market, nailing the planning and decision making will ensure you have full buy-in from all stakeholders, a high level of market knowledge, know exactly what value your product or service brings and a thorough understanding of how the financials will work. In short, you’ll have an idea that succeeds. Ross Lovelock and his company SCQuARE have spent the last 20 years developing a formula for such planning. Ross has shared this formula with some of the world’s leading companies – now he’s going to share it with you. The One Thing You Need to Know is a complete business planning toolkit. A simple, implementable explanation of how to bring a product plan or a brand strategy together Will teach you the critical business skill of creating and selling plans Learn how to think through a complex business problem, create the right solution and then sell it through the corporate maze Explains exactly how to distil vast amounts of information into a compelling business story that will warrant a YES decision from the boss
Financial planning is a young industry. The International Association of Financial Planning—one of the predecessors to the Financial Planning Association—was formed less than forty years ago. But as the profession's first tier of advisers reaches maturity, the decisions that may be part of transition planning for their firms loom large. A sale? A partner buyout? A merger? No matter what the choice, its viability hinges on one critical issue—the value of the firm. Unfortunately, many advisers–whether veteran or novice—simply don't know the worth of their practice or how to influence it. That's why How to Value, Buy, or Sell a Financial-Advisory Practice is such an important book. It takes advisers carefully through the logic and the legwork of coming to a true assessment of one of their most important personal assets—their business. Renowned for their years of experience helping advisers tackle the daunting challenges related to the valuation, sale, and purchase of advisory firms, Mark C. Tibergien and Owen Dahl offer guidance that's essential and solutions that work.