Center for Business Modeling Launches SWOT Analysis Template

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CBM Offers First of Many Free Resources Designed to Help Business Planners Clarify Strategy and Drive Better Decision Making

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'This is one of many complimentary resources CBM will offer to help executives and entrepreneurs plot a clear path to success with intuitive planning tools,' said Michael James Smyth, CBM's Chief Operating Officer.

The Center for Business Modeling (CBM) announced today the launch of a free resource for business planners who are trying to optimize their strategy through competitive analysis—a downloadable SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) template. A SWOT analysis is a subjective assessment of internal (strengths and weaknesses) and external (opportunities and threats) factors that helps drive strategic clarity and better decision-making.

Using CBM’s SWOT template, business strategy leaders can:

  • Gain a better understanding of their competition
  • Ask tough questions internally that reveal strategic blind spots
  • Set the stage for positive change and impact

“The CBM SWOT template is a no-nonsense way for leaders to have honest conversations with each other about how well they can compete—and organize the findings to improve,” said Michael James Smyth, CBM’s Chief Operating Officer. “This is one of many free resources CBM will offer to help executives and entrepreneurs plot a clear path to success with intuitive planning tools.”

Several more offerings will be available to those who register on the CBM home page. Future offerings from CBM will include cloud-based planning tools and a business modeling community, where users can share best practices and help themselves mitigate planning risk, measure against industry baselines and build defensible, realistic plans that are easy to develop and present.

About The Center for Business Modeling
The Center for Business Modeling was founded by a team of seasoned business professionals whose experience encompasses all aspects of business creation, operations and finance. Our team has experience ranging from small entrepreneurial ventures to multi-billion dollar international corporations. CBM principals have been responsible for launching ventures, fundraising, marketing, sales and running large successful organizations. Over the years, CBM professionals have seen businesses repeat the same mistakes including failure to capitalize on their core competencies and failure to plan correctly. Our team is now dedicated to helping companies reach their maximum potential through effective business modeling. Find out more at

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