“Shawn Jackson has been instrumental in focusing my attention on the areas most needed for the improvement of my business. His remarkable range of employable modalities gives him a distinct advantage in analysis of a challenge as well as finding the appropriate solution to that challenge. Those skills, combined with his natural drive towards implementation, makes Shawn Jackson a game changing resource for any business owner who is serious about increasing the value of their business, and ultimately, their life.” D.C.

We are excited to share with you STRATEGIC THINKING from the three Volume Set of the BUSINESS BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS. In this book, you will be immersed into 13 chapters of 120 chapters that contain hundereds of lesson plans and business development modules to move you and your business to higher levels of business success. Each of these 13 chapters were developed over the last 25 years of studying and implementing business success concepts that work! Each month, we update many of our Business Development Lesson Plans… which is why this BOOK is in a spiral bound binder, so that you can insert the updated lesson plans as they are released for more powerful/current strategies!

          In this Strategic Thinking, we will start with teaching you the strategies of developing your Strategic Thinking… and creating your map to “Success” with your “Nexus” and “Implementation” clearly established for your company. We will then discuss with you how your “Identity”, “Image” and “Branding” will be three of the many foundations stones you will need to achieve higher levels of financial success. You will also learn how to conduct the “Appearance” you need to understand your “Markets” so that you can develop your “Marketing” and minimize your “Problems” in competing within your Target Market. You will learn how your understanding of the “Time”, “Money”, “Expansion” and “Meetings” will let you know everything you need to know about your customers and clients.



STRATEGIC THINKING  “Business Development Modules & Lesson Plans”

                              From “Strategic Thinking” to “Meetings”


How “Business Smart” are you? Can you Help Mr. Hammer            Page:  10

                              Stretch Your Business Mind                                 Page:  13   


54. Strategic Thinking: Seeing, understanding & responding                Page:  14

          Nexus, Triangulate, Foresight

55 Time: “Be here now” to empower yourself and master “time”           Page:  22

          Now, Presence, Moment


56. Appearance: What you need to “look like”                                      Page:  30

          Perception, Culture, Affinity

57. Identity: The recognition the characteristics of the leaders               Page:  38

          Personal, Integrity, Recognition

58. Image: Developing & managing the indicia business perceived        Page:  46

          Company, Social, Culture

59. Branding: The communication of meaningful expressions               Page:  54

          Product, Benefits, Perception

60. Money: Know where the money comes from & where it is going     Page:  62

          Tracking, Numbers, Math

How “Business Smart” are you? Can you Help Mr. Duck                 Page:  70

                              “Multiple Choice Test”                                             Page:  73


61. Nexus: Understanding “hubs” and “interconnectedness”                   Page:  74

          Center, Connections, Linking

62. Legal: It is important to understand legal options/requirements        Page:  82

          Compliance, Requirements, Responsibility

                    Bonus Time: Going Deeper into Legal Entities                    Page:  90


63. Implementation: Time to put your feet in the stirrups and ride        Page:  98

          Application, Courage, Work

64. Expansion: Developing more success & business other locations     Page: 106

          Influence, Duplication, Multiplication

65. Marketing: Communicating your “message” effectively.                 Page: 114

          Language, Benefits, Perception

                                                  Writing a Marketing Plan                      Page: 122

66. Meetings: Getting a check, another meeting, or curiosity or pain      Page: 126

          Money, Meeting, Curiosity


How “Business Smart” are you? Can you Help Mr. Pig                     Page: 134

                              “Multiple Choice Test”                                             Page: 137   

Table of Contents for Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three:            Page: 138

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About the instructor

Senior Instructor

Shawn Jackson

Shawn R. JacksonBusiness Development ConsultantShawnJackson @BusinessBlueprintSuccess.com Mr. Jackson is a highly accomplished and results oriented Attorney & Instructor with over thirty years of broad-based sales/business development and marketing experience. He consistently receives excellent responses and results. His exceptional analytic, planning and organizational abilities coupled with excellent leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills and a dedicated work ethic creates an opportunity for businesses to grow and prosper. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ATTORNEY - 18 YearsHis experience includes consulting and transactional business development both in private practice and with various Community Chambers. His private practice includes business development and compliance issues for general corporations, close corporations and Limited Liability Companies. He has assisted multiple clients on legal formation, compliance and business structure, systemic development, strategic business growth and both National & International negotiations. Incorporation Startups including “C” Corps, “S” Corps & LLC’s Transactional Business Law, Intellectual Property, Contracts Contract Disputes, Real Estate Disputes Law and Business Development Center Alternative Dispute Resolution Empire Law School (cum laude) BUSINESS OWNER - 38 YearsHe has developed successful businesses for over 30 years with in-depth experience in manufacturing, retail and employee development skills. He is an astute, results-oriented leader with proven success in managing retail teams and achieving profitability within 90 days of the commencement of the venture. Owned & Operated Wholesale/Retail/Manufacturing Businesses since 1975. Developed Successful Business Teams Sales Training & Business Development for National Manufacturer Board of Directors: Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce"It is not often that I feel compelled to send a message of thanks to someone who has done a service for me, but I feel that you have really stepped up and gave more than what was expected throughout the process…. You were patient, compassionate, and professional. Thank you!" BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT - 28 YearsMr. Jackson formulates and executes sales strategies, business plans, and marketing programs that are responsive to a rapidly-changing market. His efforts have focused on market expansion campaigns, product launches and account penetration. He has extensive expertise in consultative sales development and presentation of complex programs, products and solutions.  Written, Designed and Implemented multiple Business Plans Instructor (Contracts, Business Organizations & Negotiation) Designed & Implemented multiple Systemic & Strategic Marketing Plans. Worked with the Target Corporation and Vendors for nationwide expansion. National and International Business Contract Development & Negotiation Worked with National Animal Rights Non-Profit Organization NEGOTIATOR - 30 YearsMr. Jackson has a demonstrated history of sound judgment and effective decision-making abilities with a distinction for managing high-level negotiations among senior management and achieving mutual and workable solutions to complex problems and profitable projects.  Negotiated multiple Licensor/Licensee Contracts in the United States. Negotiated Contracts with Principals in South Africa, United Kingdom.Hong Kong, Beijing, Belgium, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Negotiated Intellectual Property Agreements with national companies EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR - 20 YearsHe consistently receives the highest marks from students and fellow instructors. He provides a dynamic and interactive class with substantial class participation. Mr. Jackson understands that students will absorb and apply more education when they can see it, hear it, feel it and speak it. He also understands that education is, in part, entertainment, so humor is an important part of teaching.  Business Development Training (a 7 week course and a 12 week course) Workshop Instructor “Today’s Business Law”, “Negotiation Strategies for Success”, “Choosing your Legal Entity” Business Development Trainer; teaching entrepreneurs to be more successful.

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