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Strategy planning SMBA member Charlie McIntyre of CM Services (UK) Ltd is holding a business strategy planning course during the first week of October in Sale and we'd like to extend an invite to you. The strategy planning course is designed to suit SMEs and aimed at those who may not have the resources or Leadership team with whom to discuss and formulate a business plan, which as we all know is a vital part of any business. We know that your time is like gold dust, time is valuable to any business, yet there comes a point where it’s necessary to spend time away from your desk in order to see the bigger picture. The one day course will have a relaxed feel but remain focused and structured, you’ll leave with a solid three year, flexible business plan. This gives you the foundation to drive your business forward towards further success.
Where to start with Strategy Planning? After a brief introduction, the course will focus on five specific areas in relation to what you want to achieve.
  • Introduction - Look at what you want to achieve from the day.
  • The Positive Approach - Get in the zone.
  • ORBIT - Explained.
  • SPP -  Single Page Plan with details of how you achieve your goals.
  • Empowerment - How to sell the plan to your team.
  • The Plan - Completed - nailed on - ready for action.
The aim is to allow you to spend an entire day on your business and end up with a year by year Business Plan for the next 3 years with simple but effective tools to help you to stick to it and most importantly, to make it work. The overall benefit of a business plan is control and focus, helping owners to work out what they need to work on and what is a distraction. The course is open to both SMBA members and any local business owners or directors who need to assess their current situation and work out where they’re going and how best to plan for the future. In conjunction with the SMBA and as it’s a brand new course, the full day course will be at a offer rate of £200+VAT per seat. If you are interested in attending yourself or know anyone else who may benefit from attending, then please contact Charlie on 0161 973 4816 or email mcintyre_charlie@hotmail.com to book on. You can also contact Charlie on LinkedIn. We will provide you with an exact date and details of the venue once we have an idea of the number of attendees. Don't forget to spread the word to your client base!