business planning

Here are 3 basic beliefs when it comes to business.  They are particularly relevant when it comes to business planning:

1. The best way to predict your future is to create it. 

2. The greatest form of abuse in this world is neglect. 

3. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. 

How this applies to your future is important for the simple reason that if you don’t invest the time to think through and design your business plan for the rest of 2017 and beyond, you’ll be guilty of neglect…and you will by default, compromise your future. 

Pause for just a minute and give that statement the consideration it deserves.

 You can create the future you want on your terms.  The planning model below is  simple to understand.  However, it is not simplistic. Plan on spending about 4-6 hours to work through it.  It is easy to implement but without focus and accountability, you can easily get off course.  All the components are there which are necessary for you to have a plan which is actionable.   

Get started on your future today. As Henry David Thoreau has so beautifully stated, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve always imagined.”


Business Planning Model




*New or expanding market opportunities

*New products or services

*Business structure and business processes

*Available resources

*Strengths, Limitations, Opportunities, and Threats



*Where are you now?

*Objectives for 2017

*Obstacles in the way of your objectives

*Goal categories

*Goals and Action Steps



In addition, you will also need to:

*Rededicate yourself to your personal and business excellence

*Fuel your desire to succeed

*Be filled with positive anticipation

*Build self-confidence through attitude, belief, and preparation

*Be proactively remarkable

*Show your probable purchasers how they win and profit from doing business with you


If you want to be more structured and disciplined in the way you run your business, we should  talk. If you want in-depth insight into how to get the most from each category in the planning model leading to the results you really want, we should talk.  Just give a shout.

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