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Business Development Programme

Need to get your business into gear? Our Business Development Programme will help you to: set your direction: clarifying what you are aiming to achieve for yourself and for your business develop a routemap: agreeing what needs to be done to move your business forward, considering each aspect of the business including marketing, finance, operations, […]

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The external environment: Part 2

In part 1 we looked at the PESTLE model to understand the wider environment in which an organisation operates. In this article we’ll consider the near  or competitive environment, in which the organisation has to compete for business. This environment includes  present and potential competitors, suppliers and collaborators. These cannot be controlled directly by you, but […]

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The external environment: Part 1

In planning for future success, it’s important to consider your organisation within the context of a wider environment. It can be helpful to break this down into two levels: the near and far environments. This article explores the far environment. The six main external influences on organisations are represented by the acronym PESTLE which stands […]

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