Have a look at this short document on the ‘docstoc’ website. It proposes that small businesses should develop their strategic ‘thinking’; their ability to pull together an integrated perspective from a wide variety of data sources to create a vision of where the organisation needs to go.
Why? The real aim is to develop strategic ‘agility’; that is, the ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions without losing focus on your vision of winning.
Another interesting perspective for small businesses; read more about how you can achieve this here.