Have you got a business plan?

Yes?  No?

Not one of those 20+ page documents you put together when you first started your business or went to the bank to ask for funding - but something that is a working document about how you run your business.

When I asked that question to a room of 200 business owners recently, only a handful of hands went up.

OK, some of them may not have wanted to put their hands up but generally it's only a small percentage of the people I talk to on a regular basis that actually DO have a business plan.

Your business plan doesn't have to be any more complicated than one page.
  • Where you are now.
  • Where you want to be.
  • How you're going to get there.
Once you've got the basics down you can then start to put together the action plan which will help you work your plan, achieve your goals and grow your business.

Without a business plan - your business is like a rudderless ship - you may be going somewhere but not necessarily in the direction you want to go.

Spend a few minutes today thinking about your business plan.  Get your key goals written down, review it regularly and see the difference it makes.  Drop me an email if you'd like a copy of the one page business plan.

Take a look at "How to create and successfully implement your business plan"

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