Strategic Action Plans

Strategic Action Plans

You know where you are today. You know where you want your business to go. So why is it so hard to change?

Because making real changes in a business takes big, bold shifts in actions, attitudes, and thinking.

You know all of that, so why is it STILL so hard to make changes?!

Because most business owners and managers are so busy working on the day-to-day challenges of running an ongoing business that it is next to impossible to focus on the work needed to create change.

Strategic action plans identify the changes that need to be made in a business and then break them down into achievable tasks that can be accomplished in 1-2 weeks. Most of the time an individual task doesn’t make a major change in a business. But ask yourself, ”What would happen to my business if every week I can implement just two small changes that would move my business in the direction of my ultimate goal?”

Two changes a week would mean 26 changes for your business in the...

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Revenue Growth: Beyond Sales & Promotions

Uncategorized Oct 05, 2021

 A quick internet search on the term “list of ways to grow sales” brings up list after list of “proven ways” to grow sales. Most suggestions are sales and instant demand generation activities.

Why is there so much focus on sales and instant demand generation? Three fundamental reasons:

  1. These are quick fixes that often create the illusion of an increase in sales, followed quickly by an offsetting dip in sales the following month or quarter. The pressure to “make the month” or “make the quarter” overrides the damaging creation of a cyclical pattern that becomes obvious to the marketplace and reinforces these solutions, which usually involve discounting, “stuffing” the distribution channel, or providing incentives to purchase.
  2. This is the “fun” stuff and people are enamored with the creative solutions of advertising, promotions, slogans, flashy websites, and spending money to make money. It feels good to buy...
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Dynamic Mapping interview with David Safeer

I had a great time on the Dynamic Mapping podcast with Jeff Mount last week discussing diverse areas of financial advising, common mistakes small businesses make, accrual vs. cash-basis accounting, and more.

I also got to share a bit more of my own story of how I came to be involved in cash flow advising.

Jeff was a great host - big thanks to him! 

Follow this link to listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts.


Did you learn anything new? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments!

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Payne Points of Interest #41 What is Cash Flow? Featuring David Safeer

 

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The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: 482 - When You Hit the Profit Wall with David Safeer

 

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Payne Points of Interest #93 Deeper Issues that Could Cause Cash Flow Issues?

 

"Traditional accounting does not track cash very well. Your cash might be found on your balance sheet."

 

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The Clear PATH To Cash: Money is for Sale Featuring David Safeer

 

"The number one way people raise capital for their startup companies is called credit card debt... but there are other options!"

 

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Payne Points of Interest #94 Tips on advertising to maximize your cash flow

 

 "From a cash flow perspective, I would suggest that you have underutilized resources with any interested party in your business's success."

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Move Your Chess Pieces to Win the Cash Flow Game

clients david safeer Aug 13, 2021

I was working with a client recently. She is really sharp - she understands everything that I throw at her and always asks great questions.

In her case, she was anticipating a negative bank balance six weeks ahead. She hired me to help her organize expenses around this particular week, and to specifically find expenses that we could move around to avoid a negative balance.

We went from top to bottom on her list of expenses, which ranged from about $100 to $50,000. We tried to move some to a date after the week with the negative balance.

I realized that what we were doing was like moving chess pieces on a chessboard. Moving a large bill was like moving a king or queen; it could change the strategy of the game.

Moving a pawn - a small bill from $100 to $500 - would not make a huge difference, but if you move enough pawns they add up and can even win the cash flow game for you.

Are you interested in learning how to play chess with your cash?

If you are, check out my course Winning...

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Payne Points of Interest #95 In regards to COVID-19

 

"Lenders prefer cash flow models, not just a profit and loss statement."

 

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