Most business owners have solid and clear ideas of where they would like their business to be in a year, two or even 5 years from now. Developing a strategic plan to get to those goals are a little less evident. There is no doubt that benefits come alongside having a full understanding of your long-term goals. Yet, the implementation of specific strategies to reach those goals is the follow through needed to make them happen. Quarterly business planning is a proven strategy in reaching your short term and long-term goals.
I recently wrote about applying a 12 Week Year to your business goal setting strategy. The 12 Week Year involves taking the necessary steps to excel your business in just one quarter, in what you normally would have accomplished in one year. It takes commitment and it takes effective quarterly business planning to bring success to fruition.