Planning Ahead: Make your Efforts Work for You

Planning Ahead for Your Business

Business masters do it religiously. Investors bank on it.  Vision can limit or extend it. And, to the level it is applied and maintained translates directly into its success.

Planning – an intention or decision about what one is going to do. It’s not just a word.  It’s a mission – even, a mantra.

Every minute you spend on business planning should yield a result. How you make your efforts work for you is just as important as showing up day after day!  Our humble advice?  PLAN!

Planning ahead, simply stated, reduces risk.  By taking time to review targets and the business’ past performance, and by strategizing onward charge, you can eliminate much of the guess work that’s involved.

Successful business owners may say it’s important to plan quarterly or semi-annually – but if your operation depends on you to bring, make and do business, annually might be the best option.

No matter what your stage of business, make sure planning is at the VERY least an annual process for you. And, do yourself a favor – plan BEFORE day one begins. Does your fiscal year start January 1st?  Then, perhaps it is wise to take a day or two, or even a weekend, and set aside the invaluable time to plan ahead for the start of your new year during the last quarter of the previous year.

Whatever your success strategy involves, think about the future by planning ahead!  Make your efforts work for you!

About Jamie Teasdale

Jamie Teasdale founded Propel Businessworks, a small business development company, in 2009. Since then, she has been lending insight and creativity to businesses all over the U.S., giving them the tools they need to plan, promote, and prosper.