Analyzing Your Startup or Small Business Using SWOT -

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Made Hot by: JoshRed on August 20, 2015 8:49 am
A quick guide to what SWOT analysis is and how to is to improve your strategic planning at your startup or small business.





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Written by lyceum
1894 days ago

Dagmar: I hear you! :) Thanks for you input!



Written by lyceum
1897 days ago

Dagmar: Thanks for the input. How did you solve this challenge?



Written by Dagmar_R
1895 days ago

Talk, talk, talk! Offer support and help.

Respect that the line managers are the experts for their product and their markets. You are the expert for strategy making. Together you will get a great result.



Written by Dagmar_R
1898 days ago

Another thing I like about the SWOT is that it is a great tool for structuring, evaluating, and summarizing information.

However, there seem to be some problems with the practical application. I have seen many people who have difficulties with the distinction between internal and external factors. They rather categorize identified factors into “good for us” and “bad for us”, followed by some more or less intuitive allocation to strength or opportunity (if “good for us”).



Written by Dagmar_R
1897 days ago

Lyceum, I made this experience with line managers. They had all the knowledge and were able to make sense of it. They just had problems to fit it into a framework they were unfamiliar with.



Written by lyceum
1898 days ago

could it be that organizations have a hard time to practice introspection?



Written by lyceum
1898 days ago

SWOT is a great analysis method for your internal strengths & weaknesses and your external opportunities & threats. The challenge is that these parameters over time, so you have to update your data bank of business intelligence om a regular basis.



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