Feedback about Online Strategic Planner
Here is a selection of comments received from users about how,
why and when they used the Online Strategic
- Thank you very much. I have many ideas for growing my business but didn't
have means to analyze how effective they would be. This also helped me get
the ideas out of my head and on to paper to start working towards them. We
plan to use this document to start development on our own internal strategic
- Excellent tool. Small Business owner for 20 years. Have started
from scratch many business planning programs from experiences and business
background. PlanWare's program now provides a base for not re-inventing the
wheel every time.
- Your tool helped me organize notes I've been collecting for over a year
and put them into a useable document. I'll use this document to write my
first business plan. I hope to open a small retail gift store in a resort
town in northwestern xxxxxx.
- I work for the Department of xxxx at a base overseas with about 7,000 employees
military and civilian. I came across the planner doing an internet search
on strategic planning. I am drafting a new strategic plan for my organization
and found the planner to be an exceptional tool. This is my first time drafting
a plan and the planner made the process quicker while providing me with enough
useful information to answer any questions I had. I'll pass the word on this
web site and the online planner itself. Thanks for making this available.
- Thank you. I have never completed a strategic plan before and I kept getting
sent back to the drawing table. It was contingent on my job that I be able
to provide this information. I think I finally am able to give my boss what
- Very easy to use and good layout.
- Very user friendly, gets right to the point. Thank you for providing this
- This was a very useful tool. We'll use the results to fuel discussion as
we develop a strategic plan for our business unit. We are a contract R&D
organization located in xxxxxx.
- This process was very helpful and provided a base document that can and
will be used to compile the final Plan. Thank you for providing this tool
to get us started in our thinking.
- Thanks for a very helpful tool. I am planning on selling my business of
32 years, and a current strategic plan will be an excellent addition to the
entire supportive documentation.
- Thank you very much for providing this service. My husband and I are new
to this. Neither of us have created a strategic plan before, and it was fantastic
being able to access this resource. Kudos!
- I've never done a strategic plan before, but this made it very easy. I
was using it not for a business, but for a non-profit organization, but it
was easy to adapt. I've recommended it to the chairs of the other divisions.
Thanks for providing this resource!
- What a great and simple tool. It takes the antagonism out of the process
and makes it fun.
- An absolutely brilliant resource for someone new to business planning with
clear and concise instructions and guidance on headings to be covered. Thank
- This was awesome! I had an assignment in one of my management classes
to put together a strategic plan for my fictitious business. I didn't know
where to start or how to make it look professional. This strategic business
planning form saved me. Thanks so much for providing it on line!!!!!
- I have been undertaking some research recently on vision / mission statements
and have found this site to be absolutely brilliant!!
- I enjoyed working with the planner. I helped me to see things that were
- Hello, the form was great because I was under pressure to give an outline
of my business to my bank at my next meeting to open accounts and it helped
me to focus on the important issues. Because my organization is complex,
it helped to keep my mind straight and emphasize what I really needed to
say about my company.
- I used the strategic planner and found it to be immensely helpful. I am
a very small business owner with big ideas and it is my intention to use
this to obtain a small grant to help me on my way.
- i found this very helpful. i have been running a business for five years
now and had no formal business education and though the business is doing
well it often feels that we are lacking direction and remain unfocused on
the day to day tasks. i see this strategy planner as a way to introduce my
team to the bigger picture, drawing out the dots so that they can see the
vision and picture of the future. we are also planning to launch a new initiative
and the planner will clearly layout pitfalls and risks that we face as well
as provide strategies to avoid them. i saw the importance of this planner
immediately and can't beleive that i would have moved forward with out doing
this simple analysis.
- Thank you for this site, it is really helpful to me and my organization.
was very simple and help to provide a format, guide me through and expedite
the whole process. Thank you soo much!!!
- Grat Service. Helps to organize
- This is seriously a HUGE life saver. You don't know how happy
you made me. Thank you so much.
- I thought that your template helped me in
many ways. I had no Idea where to start before, but with your template,
it made it a lot easier! Thank you.
- The strategic planner has proven invaluable
in the workings of my class project. The program is very easy to use and
only requires the time needed by the operator to include the information.
was a helpful structure to work through the components of a strategic plan.
Since I represent a small charitable non-profit, I am not sure this business
strategic plan format is a perfect fit.
- As a person who was confronted with
the task of preparing a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan, for the first
time, for my prospective business, I was very comfortable and all my anxieties
relieved when I used your product. It was very friendly and your explanations
and examples extremely good and most useful.
- Thanks so much for providing
this worth while tool for our company to use while assisting other who
are less fortunate.
- I was not sure what to write but I'm glad that your site
provided excellent ideas.
- This was really an eye-opening experience for
compiling my business plan. I know that I will need to make some adjustments,
deleting and evaluation for this to be tight, but at least I have a starting
- I used this tool for a school Strategic Planning project. I found
it helpful to easily organize the information that was collected. The tool
captured the appropriate details needed for the SP project.
- I liked the
fact that you guys gave me more of an idea on how to put my plan together
but if I don't fully understand what possible threats I could be facing
maybe you could give some possabilities or options.
- This was an extremely
good exercise because it made me really THINK hard and long about my business.
- Thank you for the free planner. It was helpdul as a guide to
creating our Comprehensive Plan for a new product committee.
- The form is great and very useful in the MBA program at UOP.
- This was a super-easy page to use! I will glady send my students to this
- Found it to be excellent - simply to use even for an aussie bloke - well
done and thanks.
- Excellent plan resources, extremely helpful and clear to understand.
- Just clear and help to approach in a more effective way to a basic writing
of the plan.
- Thanks for the comprehensive help. I couldn't have done my business plan
- I'm still working. The planner was excellent. It helped me to think more
clearly about what I want to do. I want to operate a non-profit so I think
something that asks that question would be nice since I forgot while going
- Wow, really helped me focus my thoughts.
- Well thought out package. Allowed me to work my way through with a fair
degree of ease and certainty.
- Thank you, the use of this plan has helped me focus on what I am trying
to achieve enormously.
- I thought this was a wonderful tool for those of us who are just starting.
- This was very helpful in creating a start-up business plan. Thank you.
- I did this as a school project and helped me to clarify the issues in the
- Thanks for the opportunity to put somthing in written.
- Thanks for the help! We have a surveyor coming tomorrow for our 3 year
survey for accreditation, and your template was a Godsend!
- This was very helpful in clarifying what it is we want to do and for laying
the grounddwork to write the business plan. Thank you.
- This was such an awesome, time saving planner. It saved me numerous hours
of form structure. Thank you so much!
- This is an excellent form. This aids the writer in the preliminary work
for the business plan without being overwhelmed by the large task that lays
ahead of him/her.
- Very usefull in clearing ideas, and structuring thoughts. An essencial
tool for the draft strategic action plan.
- Very nice. Thanks for the information and taking the time to put this together
- This was EXACTLY what I needed to help me get my new small business ideas
out of my imagination and onto paper. It helped me organize my thoughts and
my plans are much more specific and focused now. Thank you for making this
- Nice form, easy to complete, good directions.
- Wow, what a great way to do a plan, so simple, yet very effective.
- This site has been very helpful and was very educational. I thank you
for the great information provided by the site. I was very concerned with
having to write a business plan, with the help of your service it doesn't
seem so overwhelming now, thank you a great deal.
- It really made me think about the future not just how I'm doing know.
- This is a great tool. Thanks for the assistance. I was in the dark until
now. You have save my beacon. We are having our license inspection in three
hours from now and I needed this suport.
- This is an awesome tool! Thanks for making it available!
- Easy to use format, clear definitions...would have liked to see some additional
- Despite many years as a Business Manager, it was good to be able to have
a solid framework for planning - this will enable my team to focus their
ideas on our future.
- Thanks for the help! Great Web site!
- This gives us a nice start.
- Thank you for providing this outline ... it is extremely helpful!
- Nice tool really helpful.
- This was great help for me, Thanks a millions.
- Really really helpful tool.
- Very usefull, powerful and simple to use tool.
- Thank you it was very helpful in compiling a methodical plan of objectives
without missing out anything I may otherwise have forgotten.
- You guys helped me a lot with the online strategic planner. It was very
useful and helped me a lot. thanks for that.
- I think your Online strategic planner is a terrific tool. It made me actually
stop and re-think my positions and opportunities.
- I found it a useful, compact, directed way to get all the info I needed
down on paper down on paper.
- I really enjoyed the use of the form, it really helped me use my information
in a organized way thanks.
- Thank you for the tool. I was able to use it to prompt me for several
things I was forgetting or just not thinking of in the first place.
- This was soooo valueble to me in my first planning as a supervisor. Thanks.
- I felt this program was very well laid out and easy to use. It is of course
the basics and really has helped me to meet a pressing assignment within
my company. Thanks for the use and I plan to look at your paid products for
- Great tool as a compliment to a traditional business plan.
- Great, i needed 2 hour to complete the plan.
- This was a great tool which enabled me to perform a mandatory task.
- Good and simple - I like it!
- Thank you very much! I have had an assignment for a Managment Training
program to write a strategic plan for my center. I have had no idea where
to start - this is great! I am excited to have this start, adnI will pass
this site on to the other directors in my training class.
- This was an excellent tool. Thank you for allowing me to use it. It will
definitely help to focus me and to grow our business.
- Excellent template, useful to be able to link off to get further ideas
and then come back to the template and add on etc. Well done.
- This is an excellent tool to help anyone, including me a first time Strategic
Planner! It's rare to often find such useful and free tools. Thank you!!!
- I really enjoyed using this. I had to come up with a plan for my store
in about 2 hours notice and it was the easiest thing I've used ever. Thank
you very much.
- I am very impressed with your online service and it is helping me to generate
the basic business plan lay out for my new business.
- As a first time user I have found this to be very invaluable in assisting
with organization and actionable plans. Awesome tool!
- Wow this really helped me to put order to my thoughts, thank you!
- The strategic planner was very appropriate for me. I'm going to start
a home-based business and am looking to create a business plan, but this
was a great first step. Going straight to the business plan would have been
overwhelming. I've captured most of the thoughts that have been bouncing
around my head for the last several weeks. The examples really helped.
- We used this in preparation for a presentation to the xxxx. I like
the way it is organized, but i was surprised to find you group the future
SWOTs with the present SWOTs. Most of my time was spent framing the answer
to the various questions.
- Great tool for someone such as myself.
- Very helpful. Enabled me to clarify my thoughts on this, a new subject
for me. It is directional and provides stepping stones which which
- This is brilliant. I have search for two days for a simple, easy
to use sample business/market plan and could find one. Yours has helped
me in terms of understanding and compiling my business strategy. Thank
- Don't know what I would do without this quickie strategic planner template
to get my juices flowing.
- It's exellent. I am forewarding your web address to all in my business
- Your plan was fantastic! It enabled me to take the jumbled up information
stored in my brain and put it down on hardcopy in an organised and logical
manner. It gave form and substance to an otherwise intangible concept.
- This really helped me break down and simplify my realm of expertise. I
also found I was much more passionate for the bussiness than originally expected.
- I like it. My only observation is that more samples and tighter definition
of these important distinctions would be great.
- We are launching in August officially in Florida so thanks for helping
me get my thoughts in order. We have a meeting with staff this week and I
wanted a rough draft for them to polish up. I took longer to finish becasue
I had to take some time to consider the questions todaya nd how we might
- I'll use it as my first written plan for the business.
- This helped immensely since this was the first time ever creating a business
plan. I am a teacher too, and I am considering using your template
in a lesson plan. It would make for a good instructional tool.
- This format has been very easy to use. Thanks! I'm using it
for an entrepreneurship class for college. I hope to start my business
when I retire from the company I currently work for which will be in 9 years. I
may begin the business sooner to establish it. Great ideas are coming
from using this business plan!
- The plan is out of order and should start with Mission and work its way
down that way. But a good place to start.
- Great tool for creating short plan.
- More examples of strategies, goals, action programs etc. would have been
helpful. But it was extremely easy to use. Thanks for a great resource.
- Thank you this was a great place for me to start.
- Thank you for providing this site; it was extremely helpful in compiling
the necessary information that I had to put together for my company. And,
a special THANKS for making it free to use.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the framework / template. It made the process
extremely easy. BIG problem with COMPLILE and BACK buttons. Every
time I compiled and then tried to GO BACK, the material in the template disappeared. So,
I did continuously paste into WORD. One big bonus is the final COMPILE
can be pasted into WORD and then edited. It's not a huge problem, however,
some peole may become frustrated with the process.
- This template was the best! It saved me heaps of time and
it wasn't too LONG. Some templates I'd looked at were 25 pages long
- dah! This said what needed to be said, without making it long winded
and boring. (The Business Plan was long enough!) This was very
user friendly. Thanks so much!
- Great guides, samples and suggestions. very helpful.
- Very good (quick) program to give a great start to facilitating a strategic
- This was a great tool for a small deaprtment in a larger organization. thanks!
- I enjoyed using the program. It allowed me the opportunity to produce my
first real professional plan with little stress.
- Although I have done a lot of strategic planning, I found that your outline
helped me better organize my thoughts. It also allowed me to visualize the
steps to be taken to address the issues clearly. Thank you for your help.
- This is an amazingly helpful tool!! Thank you.
- Thank you, that really helped to clarify my thoughts.
- I really enjoyed your strategic planning template. It certainly gave
me a valuable head start and will be used as somewhat of an outline for my
true business plan.
- Very, very helpful !!! Especially for a small non-profit organization
such as ours. Really was useful in explaining and helping compile information.
I used this site to help prepare a plan quickly in order to be able
to include it with grant applications.
- This outline helped a lot. It was very useful for what our company is planning.
- I have an existing Biz that need to change to go to the next level.
The Strat plan was a helpful 1st step.
- Excellent resource to help get planning straight. I think some
more examples for some of the sections might have helped. Overall fantanstic
- I have found the guide simple and easy to use and will be recommending
this to other colleagues.
- This program was wonderful to have acess to. I appreciate it, it
made my task so much more effective.
I used this program for two reasons. (1) It was a required grad school
assisgnment. & (2)
I also work full time in rehabilitation at a xxx that could benifit from implementation
of therapy groups and organization.
This program helped me achieve two goals that are very important, and using this
easy prepared program allowed me to complete the task more efficient. Thank
- This was the best tool I have ever utilized. It helped to keep myself
in order and to keep my flo going. Thank you for making it available for
- Excellent tool and format for establishing strategic business plans.
- Great tool. Particularly helpful when you have all info but want structure.
- This really helped me gather my focus for the development of my strategic
- It was really handy. It helped me not only make a plan but is a foundation
for my basis on a strategic managemant project I want to do for my organisation.
- This program was a huge help to me, just what I was looking for .Thank
you very much!!
- It was a great way to get some ground work for a strategic business plan.
- Very user friendly plan. As a consultant with the Small Business
Development Center in xxxxx, I use the planner to help my clients better
understand Strategic planning.
- This is an excellent way to help people who can't afford too much learn
how to think about their company's plans for the future. Thank you so much
for this opportunity.
- I have used this for my student assignment and i found it very helpful.
It is very close to what it is taught at college.
- I found this extremely helpful for organizing my plans.
- I thank you SO VERY MUCH for this easy to use planner. I had absolutely
NO CLUE where to go what to do or how to go about doing what needed to be
done for my business. Your planner was easy to utilize and even
made my business more plain to ME so I obviously understand how valuable
it will bo to potential clients and sponsors. Thank you again for your
unselfish sharing of wealth.
- Very nice format. I was looking for something like this to get me started.
- Very helpful tool for preparing plan. Keeps hints at hand and guides, also
at any time can review the final appearence. THANKS!!!
- I started in a new executive position and I did not have enough information
to put together a draft plan. Your software has helped me to do this. Thanks.
- This was the best resource tool I have ecountered during my graduate studies.
It provided some major cut-down for my plan to be compiled.
- The format and layout is fairly simple but there did seem to be redundancy
between several sections. Notwithstanding, it was far easier using
your solution that discussing internally the best way to layout the plan. In
the past we spent as much time over format as we did on content. This
time we spent 99% of our time on content issues - much more produtive!