Posts Tagged: business management

What Metrics to Track (and What Not to Track)
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What Metrics to Track (and What Not to Track)

Business owners who succeed in meeting their goals have one common thread: They all track their progress toward their goals. Here are the metrics and data you should track to realistically measure performance, and what you can safely ignore.

How to Build a Business Dashboard
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How to Build a Business Dashboard

I’m an impatient person. I want to know what’s going on with my business without having to wait for other people to pull reports, summarize data, update spreadsheets, and build presentations. And, frankly, all that activity wastes a ton of time. Yes, it’s critical to know what’s going on in my business, but the number… Read more »

Announcing Liveplan’s Supercharged Dashboard
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Announcing Liveplan’s Supercharged Dashboard

  Editor’s note: Since publication of this update, our Scoreboard feature has undergone a change, and we now call it the Dashboard.   This month’s product update, which just went live today, delivers a major expansion of the Dashboard feature for ongoing management. For those of you not using it already, the Dashboard is a powerful… Read more »

Palo Alto Software Unveils First Annual Small Business Index
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Palo Alto Software Unveils First Annual Small Business Index

The world leader in business planning, pitch creation, and financial management software surveyed over 10,000 U.S. entrepreneurs on their plans to boost the economy in the coming year. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Palo Alto Software, Inc., makers of LivePlan and Business Plan Pro, the #1 selling business planning, pitching, and management software in the world, have… Read more »

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Use Your Plan to Better Manage your Business

The problem with “old-school” business plans The knock against the classic business plan document is that it has a short shelf life. You do all this work to produce a “finished” plan, but then things in the real world go differently than you expected, and important parts of your plan become outdated and unhelpful. What’s… Read more »