Do you REALLY need to have a year-long plan for your business?
Many people don’t believe they need a yearly plan.
They believe they know enough about themselves or their businesses to bypass any planning process and I used to be one of those people too.
I used to think I could just rock up on a daily basis and post anything that popped up in my head … that I could just randomly launch things willy-nilly … and yeah, it kind of worked. But as soon as I started to actually plan my content, plan my launched and plan my business growth … I finally started hitting those BIG BIG income numbers.
And … I did it will a lot more ease and very little stress!
Some people can get away with not planning stuff in their business … but, for most, having a plan and updating one on a yearly basis is essential to keep on track.
A yearly plan helps you to focus on what is important. There are too many events and things that happen during the year that we will simply forget about what needs to get done.
Your plan lets you see what needs allocation of funding. You can see how your expenses are affecting your bottom line. You can see what content needs creating ahead of time and hey, guess what … you can do all that without the usually stress.
If you have a team working for you, a yearly plan can help manage them too.
You can find out what holidays they are planning, and you can ensure that they are scheduled for training that you may require of them and you can ensure everyone on your team knows exactly what is getting launched, what promotions you are running and what content needs to be shared.
You may not be able to plan everything – such as sickness from your team members etc – but if you know who’s available and who’s not, then you can plan out your launches to ensure your whole team is on board and doing the jobs they should be doing!
When you implement your yearly plan, you solidify the necessary objectives to advance your business.
You and your team can use it as a roadmap to make sure everyone is on the same page. There are going to be changes, and as the year goes on, you may find some initiatives are no longer relevant. But, overall, a plan is a great tool to help your business.
Without a plan, people and businesses tend to get overwhelmed and end up all over the place.
They spend more money than they should, and they start projects that they often don’t complete.
They have no way of knowing whether those projects are even going to help the business at all.
It’s difficult to work as a cohesive unit when everyone is off doing whatever they feel like doing. Even if you have a manager who delegates the jobs, without a plan, the manager will also create projects as he or she goes.
A plan doesn’t have to be elaborate nor does it need to be exceptionally long. It can be as informational as listing out dates and tasks. Then, assign people to those tasks. It is important to get everyone to participate, but once you get an agreement, they need to be held accountable. Business is difficult enough without having some kind of plan or map to guide you in the right direction.
So yeah … a yearly plan is kind of a big deal and something I HIGHLY recommend you do if you want to grow your business and profit in 2020.
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