Are you just focusing on the fire fighting within your business to put out the daily crisis? Are you looking at the big picture of where you want your business to be? Do you have a dedicated plan to get to your business goals? If you ask most owners if they have a plan for their businesses in 2017, the majority say, they don’t.
You have wandered off the reservation if you say you are not focused. If you don’t have a plan, there is no way you can stay focused with no discipline for the organization. Many owners will use the excuse that they are constantly putting on the fires of the daily crisis with employees, vendors, clients and even family matters. Unless your office is burning, then it isn’t a crisis. Everything can wait for the next day. Be determined to have a focus on developing a plan that is in place instead of being reactionary!
Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter, the hosts of Dirty Secrets of Small Business discuss creating and executing the plan for your small business to stay focused for the success and profitability of your business. Ask yourself: What have been the sales for the last few years, what have been the goals, the successes the things that derailed your business? Knowing the answers to these questions helps the business owner develop the PLAN for 2017!
As business owners, themselves in their coaching business: Maximum Value Partners, Jack and Adam have coached hundreds of small businesses to a successful path of profitability and having the owners be focused with a plan.
According to Jack, you need to make a manageable list of choices and opportunities that will be profitable for your business. This is your plan to be decisive and focused on leading your business. As the owner, don’t let everyone else control your business. You need to control, direct and plan. Get your profit plan done (commonly known as a budget- an old term) and don’t just focus on expenses- look at the profits, the execution, the journey to get you and your team on the path to success and profitability.
Jack and Adam’s clients appreciate the insights these Maximum Value Partners have to get them on the right track to be in control of their small business.
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