Not Having a Strategic Plan is the #1 Business Failure

09/16/2015 | Roger and Susie Engelau

The lack of a well-constructed and properly-thought-through strategic plan could be killing your business and profits. The brutal fact is that one of the top reasons business fail, according to the SBA, is a lack of planning.   Many, if not most, business owners are guilty of never putting a strategic plan in place.


Imagine if you hired a general contractor to build a home, and he refused to use blueprints. In fact, he just wants to build the house based on instinct and his gut, versus effective strategy, planning, and good management.


How long would you keep him as your contractor?


How many of us as business owners work in our businesses day-in-and-day-out without any kind of a meaningful strategic plan? We show up and work exceptionally hard, but at the end of the day we have no way to objectively define if we’re making progress and actually achieving our purpose.


The lack of a well-constructed and properly thought through strategic plan could be killing your business and profits.  And the lack of a plan can steal the joy out of owning a business and turns it into a job that you can never get away from.

What would it mean to your business to have a solid strategic plan in place?


True, the answer is hard to know… but how much more could you and your business achieve if you had a “blueprint” that guided you from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future?

You can create a strategic plan in 1 day.


Come join other business owners like yourself and by the end of a day, you’ll have a strategic plan that you can implement that day. Will it be final?  No, but it’ll make an immediate difference in the quality of your work days and your company’s profitability. You’ll have exceptional peace of mind knowing that your business’ profits WILL grow and HOW you will make it happen.


Join us at for a day of business planning. We’ll do short educational periods, work in small groups, and a nice hot lunch together at my next Growth Plan Workshop.


Thur., Sept 24, 2015, 9 – 4 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport, 8910 Hatfield Dr., Indianapolis  46231


Register for this quarter’s Growth Plan Business Planning Workshop here.


You’ll walk away with:


  • A clear picture of where you want your business to be in 10-30 years, a 3-5 year plan, a 90-day plan, & monthly goals broken into weekly actions
  • 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 owners


$247 at the door, $187 in advance, and FREE for business coaching clients. Enroll by Sept 21 for the early-bird price of $97.


The Growth Plan Workshop is your chance to step back, get perspective, define your strategy, and develop a powerful focused plan to guide your business forward. This is one of the single most important steps you can take to create your truly dream business.


If you’re serious about taking your business forward then this is the event for you. Space is limited. Click here to register.