Theme of Business Frontiers

In this post, we create different cloud words for depicting the theme of Business Frontiers. In terms of coverage of the blog, the themes depict what could be potential areas which the articles will cover in terms of description and discussion. Continue reading “Theme of Business Frontiers”

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ONLINE SERVICES MARKET – Beauty as a Service

Information Technology (IT) has transformed the way people transact in their daily life. Companies have set up innovative system for taking customer order; facilitate payments, collection of marketing data, customer service and online feedback through the use of Integrated IT management tools. These activities collectively form what we call as e-commerce or Internet commerce. India’s internet user base is estimated to be around 250.2 Million by June 2014. India’s e-commerce market was worth about $3.8 Billion in 2009, it went up to $12.6 Billion in the year 2013. India with more than 3000 tech and digital start-up’s is considered to be fourth largest base across the globe. Continue reading “ONLINE SERVICES MARKET – Beauty as a Service”

PEST (PESTEL) Analysis

The PEST analysis is one of the important analytical framework for managers for taking decisions. PEST is an acronym for Political, Economic, Social and Technological forces that affect any industry, which are used to assess the market for a business or organizational unit. A firm must analyze drivers and barriers in the external and internal environments it interacts with throughout the strategic planning process. These factors are inputs to the planning and execution process. As they fluctuate and keep getting modified over time, the firm must be prepared to adjust its strategy dynamically. Once a company has analyzed its internal and external environments, executives can begin to prioritize which strategies are best, given the firm’s objectives and long term strategies.

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Porter’s 5 Forces Model

All organizations must consider their competition, whether it is local or geographically dispersed, whether it is direct or indirect competition striving for the consumer’s share of the mind and share of the market. Both nonprofit and for-profit organizations compete for customers’ resources, and both have different objectives for doing so. Pepsi and Coke are direct competitors in the soft drink sector, Sheraton and Hilton are competitors in the hospitality sector, and organizations such as United Way and the American Cancer Society compete for resources in the nonprofit organizations. Continue reading “Porter’s 5 Forces Model”

Conducting a SWOT Analysis

In light of the condition examination for an organization, firms separate their qualities, inadequacies, opportunities, and threats, or conduct what’s known as a SWOT analysis. Qualities and inadequacies are internal segments and are to some degree controllable. For example, an affiliation’s qualities might join its picture name, gainful spread framework, reputation for wonderful organization, and strong cash related position. An organization’s deficiencies might fuse nonattendance of cognizance of its things in the business focus, a nonappearance of HR capacity, and a poor zone. Opportunities and perils are variables that are outside to the firm and, all things considered, wild. Opportunities might include the overall enthusiasm for the sort of things the firm makes, couple of contenders, and extraordinary social examples, for instance, people living longer. Perils might consolidate a dreadful economy, high advance charges that fabricate an organization’s getting costs, and a developing masses that makes it hard for the business to find experts. Continue reading “Conducting a SWOT Analysis”

Where Strategic Planning Occurs within Firms

Strategic planning is a procedure that offers an association some assistance with allocating its assets to exploit opportunities in the commercial center. Normally, it is a long haul process. So how and where does strategic planning happen inside of associations? In substantial associations, strategic planning is liable to happen at various diverse levels. For instance, top administrators will create strategic arrangements for the partnership all in all. These are corporate level arrangements. What’s more, numerous huge firms have distinctive divisions, or organizations, called strategic specialty units. A strategic specialty unit (SBU) is a business or product offering inside of an association that has its own particular rivals, clients, and benefit place for bookkeeping purposes. A company’s SBUs might likewise have their own statement of purpose (reason) and will by and large create strategic arrangements for themselves. These are called business level arrangements. Continue reading “Where Strategic Planning Occurs within Firms”

Strategic Planning – Understanding Value Propositions

Have you ever thought about how an association chooses which items and administrations to create, value, advance, and offer? Associations regularly create arrangements and procedures that framework how they need to go about this procedure. Such an arrangement must consider an organization’s present inner conditions, for example, its assets, capacities, innovation, et cetera. The arrangement should likewise consider conditions in the outer environment, for example, the economy, contenders, and government regulations that could influence what the firm needs to do. Continue reading “Strategic Planning – Understanding Value Propositions”