On the first day of Business Planning, my true love gave to me… a PLAN!
In the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas, we’re sharing 12 days of business planning with you! By breaking down the process of evaluating all eight facets of your current business and mapping out your strategy for the coming year into more manageable bites, frankly, you’re more likely to get it done.
Where does it all start? With casting your Vision of success for 2020. A clear vision gives you direction; it dials in your focus and gives continuity to your actions. Where do you see yourself a year from now?
Consider the following:
- What do you want the business to be earning, and what will your net profit be?
- Who is working with you to make it happen?
- How do the users of your product or service feel about what they’re receiving?
STOP NOW and jot down what you would REALLY, REALLY like your business to look like in 12 months from today. Don’t get caught up in HOW you are going to do it; just write down what you WANT. This is a powerful, empowering beginning to create the business you desire. Make certain you put today’s date in the top right-hand corner. Ensure that you capture EVERYTHING that pops into your mind and just keep writing. Dream big and enjoy the process: there is no limit!
In our book, Snapshot Business Planning, we share examples of individual vision statements and walk you through the steps to create your Vision – pick up a copy here.
Be on the lookout tomorrow for YOUR Day 2 of the 12 Days of Business Planning!
Your Partners in Success,
Linda Mclean, Founder and Amy Stoehr, President