On Dirty Secrets of Small Business, Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter of Maximum Value Partners talk about the importance of planning for the future of your company.
It starts with the small business owner announcing: “We are going to do planning for this company! ” The owner tells the team about six to eight weeks before the date of the planning session to start jotting down HOW Questions that will start the discussion at the meeting on how to plan for the future.
As the business owner with your team, you will spend 2 days – (one night), off site, which means opting for a hotel room for your team members and yourself. Don’t be cheap- know that what you spend on this planning trip will pay huge dividends for your business and the future for profitability and productivity in realizing your vision for the business!
Using the structure of HOW questions and also following the path on the 7 Keys to Success! can be the backdrop for the discussions during the planning meeting.
If you don’t find the time and the answers to develop your plan, the future of your company might very well result in that there is no future.
Take the time to make a date for 2 days of planning, prepare an agenda and involve your key team players to engage a planning culture that will energize you, have a new perspective on your team and build the momentum for future success!
To learn more about how to go about planning for your company and getting everyone on the same page, go to the March 6 podcast and all the Dirty Secrets of Small Business podcasts on iTunes or here.
Do you have any How Questions of your own to email to Jack and Adam? Do it by sending your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a question on their web site by following this link.
If you have a success story or a question you would like to share, email or call (email@example.com or 877-849-0670). You can also call in during the show each week at noon (EST) – 1:00 pm on WINT 1330 AM, call 440-946-9468 to ask your question to the Maximum Value Partners’ coaches.