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April Fools Day is upon us. Now is the perfect time-to make changes

"April Fool's Day" is upon us and the first quarter is coming to an end. On a day of practical jokes and pranks, don't be caught off guard by your profit and loss or balance sheet.   The end of each quarter marks an opportunity for evaluation. If you are following a strategic … [Read more...]

Let’s Light Fireworks This July 4th

To Celebrate Post Covid and theCompletion of the First Half of 2021! It is time to sit back and enjoy fireworks with your friends and family for all that we have been through this past year with Covid 19. Let’s give thought to the achievements our country's forefathers undertook to enjoy this … [Read more...]

How Can I Motivate You To Get Going For 2021?

“Success in Business Takes Effort and Motivation” We offered an initial planning meeting with you and your staff to help put the draft of a plan for 2021 together at NO CHARGE! Perhaps you pushed our offer aside since there are so many things to take care of as the year comes to a close. I … [Read more...]

Call Élanstrategic For A BOGO!

A company approached Elanstrategic because they needed a road map, to develop a strategic and execution plan to move their company forward.  A  BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free)  worked for them. They engaged Elanstrategic to develop a strategic, execution plan and … [Read more...]

Are you ready to plan your goals for 2020?

Are you ready to plan your goals for 2020? Setting goals is similar to the hockey season. It takes preparation, development of strategy, and ultimately an execution plan to meet your goals. IF YOU FACE OFF YOUR PLANS NOW FOR 2020 YOUR GOAL(s) WILL BE MET! … [Read more...]

Should We Light Fireworks to Celebrate July 4th?

Greetings! It's time to sit back and enjoy fireworks with your friends and family.  We can think of the work our forefathers accomplished to give us the freedom to enjoy this country. 2019 is half over, should we light some fireworksto celebrate your success at … [Read more...]

Is Your Resolution Going As Planned?

Many of us during the month of January develop New Year's "resolutions" while others believe it is a foolish activity. They do not develop a set of resolutions, goals, or a plan until there is pain or a fire. I on the other hand believe it is a good start for the year and helps one set up a … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Late to the Fair!

Imagine you're in charge of planning a trip for a group of 25 people to the Minnesota State Fair. They rely on you to coordinate the activities and move them around the fair as a group, but each group member wants to do different things. One person wants to go see the new born animals. One person … [Read more...]

Can you hear me now

I recently heard a speech which resonated with me; the topic was: "Can you hear me now"? Also, after watching the Saints-Vikings game and the interviews after the game where the Vikings pulled out a win when most thought it was over, I heard something similar from their coach Mike Zimmer's comment. … [Read more...]

Achieve Rewards for Your Efforts

As businesses gaze at their calendar, we see that we are approaching the time of year when we should be thinking about how the business performed in 2017, and what opportunities lay ahead for in 2018. What to do about it? Easiest is to ignore it and let bygones be bygones. Wrong! We should look at … [Read more...]