7 great free templates for business planning, marketing strategy and productivity

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Tried-and-true formats to explore, plan and streamline business Yes, FREE. I know. I know. We all get excited when we get stuff for free. Well, I’m sharing templates with you that I’ve developed for myself because I couldn’t always find what I wanted out there. 1. Sharpen business focus through discovery Over 100 questions to help […]

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How nonprofits make grant writing easy

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Preparation and organization are key to expeditious fund applications Many nonprofits are unable to turn around a grant application quickly. With a little thought, preparation and organization, any nonprofit can crank out a response and submit a request easily. Funders can be finicky about the format they prefer for proposals. It’s critical to meet every […]

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Improve business innovation with mind mapping

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Take brainstorming to a new level Mind mapping opens up limitless possibilities to detail steps required to accomplish a goal that can culminate in thoroughly vetted plans of action. Pictures facilitate individuals and groups to explore notions in greater detail, identify missing parts and take concepts further. Here are just a few ways that visualizing […]

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Sharpen business focus through discovery

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Exercise shapes funding and planning strategies Answers to this selection of 200 questions help startups craft mission, vision and value statements, business plans and executive summaries, write tag lines and even carve out cornerstones, such as naming an entity, its products, services or web domain. Stakeholders delve through strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), extracting […]

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