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THE NEW STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS PLANS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, The LEEEGH Introduction Today, business plans are funded at the rate of 1 in 1000.  How does a good business plan defeat these tough odds?  More importantly, how does an ongoing business write a business … Continue reading

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COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS: THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCK IN BUSINESS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, The LEEEGH Introduction Everyone, including for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, has competitors. Organizations must be both intelligent (capable of learning) and knowledgeable (informed) about these competitors. The goal of carrying out a competitive … Continue reading

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STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The days of “one man rules” are dying fast. Some suggest the days of “one woman rules” are coming fast. Most likely, the future will be characterized by a middle ground … Continue reading

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RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR COMPANY: A PRIMER

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Capital does not flow in mysterious ways. It does occasionally follow a fad or trend over the cliff.  However, capital generally flows where someone has already demonstrated, at least in theory, … Continue reading

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UPDATING PORTER’S FIVE COMPETITIVE FORCES: THE NEW SEVEN

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Michael Porter has developed a useful framework for analyzing a company’s immediate and future competitive environment from the customers’ point of view. We combine these five forces with another element identified … Continue reading

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MEASUREMENT AND PRECISION: KEYS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In the, “Recruit, Organize, Manage and Deploy” approach, one aspect of running or working at a business, non-profit organization or educational institution transcends time and strategic categories: the aspect of measurement. … Continue reading

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THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION: THE KEY TO SURVIVAL

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In today’s fast-paced business world, staying ahead of the competition is more crucial than ever. With the recent struggles the economy has endured, one key element in your organization’s sustainability strategy … Continue reading

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FINDING YOUR PROFIT ZONE

 Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Sustainability strategies in for-profit companies must be based on a clear understanding of the “profit zone” within a given industry. This phrase –made popular by Adrian J Slywotzky and David J … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMIC GROWTH PLAN: THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE BUSINESS PLAN

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In the current state of the economy, instead of extensive business plans, organizations are now focusing on creating survival plans.  This article outlines what should be in your organization’s economic growth … Continue reading

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COST MANAGEMENT: THE ESSENTIAL SKILL OF BUSINESSES

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group  Introduction The worlds of business, non-profit, and educational institutions are merging. Nowhere are they doing so as quickly as in the area of cost management. When critics say that non-profits need to … Continue reading

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