Monthly Archives: February 2013

Business Plan Outline

SYNOPSIS Executive summary. Write this last. Highlight key information from the plan-who you are, what you are going to do, why and how it will be financed. (Not in detail, that comes in the plan itself.) BACKGROUND History. One page on how the Co-op got to this point: How/who/why it was started (vision), bringing it up to this time. Key accomplishments to date. Ownership. Legal [...]

How to cultivate a positive workplace culture

What are the hallmarks of a positive and productive workplace culture? I would include engagement, smart work habits, having the right people in the right positions, healthy communication and fun. By fostering these attributes in your organization, your staff members will be satisfied, motivated and empowered to do their best every day. Here's how to do it: Engagement Be sure that opportunities exist for [...]