It’s that time of year again. The weather is heating up, kids are on summer break, and it’s time for a quick check-in on your annual goals.
We’re already halfway through 2016. When the year began, did you plan what you want your business to accomplish this year? What’s been your progress on those goals? And what can you do to make the most of the second half of 2016?
Setting and reaching annual goals
Like a lot of business owners, you’ve set a lot of goals. And like most of us, some goals you’ve met, and others you haven’t.
It’s understandable. There are so many moving parts in any small business: accounting and finance, sales and marketing, distribution and operations, people and team management, legal considerations, and more.
How can you be sure that each moving part is moving forward AND moving in the right direction?
There really is only one answer to that question: you must have a plan.
Creating a small business plan
The kind of plan you need probably doesn’t require a complicated, long, drawn-out process to create. What most small businesses need is a straightforward operational profit plan that can be put together in a day. It’s a plan that covers every aspect of your business, and guides your quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily activities and decisions.
How nice would it be to know that what you’re working on today and this week is exactly what you need to be working on to drive your business to the next level? And wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident that the decisions you make today are moving the needle in the direction you want it to go? Operating according to a plan for your business doesn’t mean that you are bound to the plan—it means you have peace of mind as well as momentum.
If you don’t have a simple business plan to guide your business operation, there’s a simple method you can follow. It’s a template to walk you through creating your 1-page business plan.
We’ll walk you through the logic and methods behind the plan and help you create your own at our upcoming workshop for central Indiana business leaders. Here’s how to attend:
The 1 Page Business Plan Workshop: Grow your People, Profits and Passion
- Thursday, June 30, 2016
- 9am – 4pm
- Indianapolis, IN
Testimonial from one of last session’s attendees:
“… 1 million details transformed into clear and focused priorities.”
– Publishing Company Owner, Bloomington, IN
At the completion of the workshop, you’ll walk away with:
- A clear picture of where you want your business to be in 90 days, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, and 30 years – and a ready-to-implement action plan to get you there
- Your annual goals broken into bite-size quarterly goals, monthly milestones, & weekly actions
- Strategies to build profits right away
- A network of like-minded business owners
If you want to get started on your simple business plan now, download the 1-Page Strategic Plan template from our Resource Library.