Making a Great Business Plan

09/19/2014 | Roger and Susie Engelau

Successful people are rooted in a strong belief system – spiritual belief, belief in themselves, belief in the work they do, and belief in the people around them.  3-5% of business owners earn considerable wealth.  Their so-called secret making a business plan and updating it regularly.

With my business coaching clients, and in my own business, we plan quarterly. We pull out the plan once a quarter, compare what’s been accomplished to the goals we set, consider what internal and external changes have taken place, adjust the plan as needed, and set new quarterly, monthly, and weekly actions and tasks.

As the owner, you’ve got to get out in front of the growth curve to focus on the future. How can you see how to create capacity for your company when you’re constantly working in it?  I just want to repeat that because of the profound (if I do say so myself) truth it points to… How can you see how to create capacity for your company when you’re constantly working in it?

We get lost or sidetracked and can even drown in the day-to-day operations of business ownership. It’s inevitable and really, it’s not so dangerous if you’ve got a set of goals and tasks that you can always refer back to, to get back on track, especially if you’re certain that those goals support your long term future.

Like a lot of business owners, you’ve set a lot of goals but, often, they’re not linked to your long term vision for your business. If you haven’t clearly spelled out where you want to be in 10-30 years, how can you set annual goals that will get you there? What’s your purpose? Your BHAG? (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)?

At my Growth Plan Workshop, I introduce you to Verne Harnish’s 1-Page Strategic Plan. We complete your 1-page Strategic Plan and then spell out your 12-month goals. We even break them down into your weekly goals.  This gives you a line-of-sight from weekly tasks to your 10-30 year purpose…AND all on only 2 sheets of paper! 

My business coaching clients attend this workshop every quarter. Attend yourself and find out why. Regular planning for business success—in just 1 day a quarter. Sign up now at

In the 7-hour Growth Plan Workshop (that’s with a hot lunch included) you’ll get:

  • A clear picture of where you want your business to be in 10-30 years, a 3-5 year plan, a 90-day plan, & a ready-to-implement Action Plan to get you there
  • Your 12-month goals broken into bite-size quarterly goals, monthly milestones, & weekly actions
  • Strategies to build your profits right away
  • A network of like-minded business contacts

Register now.

Fri., Sept. 26  9—4:00pm

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport, 8910 Hatfield Dr., Indianapolis  46231

Cost is $247 at the door, $187 in advance, and FREE for clients.  Right now I’m offering an Early Bird Special!  Enroll by 9/22/2014 for $97.

Get out in front of the growth curve and take a day to focus on your company’s future.