2015 is approaching rapidly! Every year, I use the last month to do strategic planning in preparation for the following year. Year-end is a great time to reflect on the year’s WINS and losses, along with all there is to be learned. Then, plan the year ahead.
There are 3 key strategic areas small business owners should be planning:
Profit.How much profit do you want in 2015? What is your realistic plan for achieving this?
Revenue Growth.How will you grow your revenue? What opportunities do you have to serve your Ideal Customers and attract customers more like them? (HINT: Focusing on your best customers is highly cost effective and PROFITABLE!)
Employees. What roles do you anticipate needing to fill in the coming year? How will you attract A-Player employees who are a great fit for your business culture? (HINT: 1 A-Player can do the work of 9-12 C or D Players. A-Players GROW your PROFIT).
In recent years, there have been significant advances in the strategies small business owners have at their disposal to plan for profit, increase revenue by focusing on your best customers, and attract high-performing employees who fit your culture. These strategies will ELIMINATE many of the headaches you deal with on a day-to-day basis.
Unfortunately, many small business owners I talk to are unaware of these strategies simply because of the overwhelm that comes along with running a successful small business.
That’s why I put together a free training, “7 Surefire Strategies for Rural Business Success in 2015″. I want to give you the low-down on what you need to know to start planning a successful 2015. (Oh, and even though I focus on rural business, if you are in a more urban area, rest assured, these strategies will be even more effective for you. Consider yourself privileged to get this insider info your competitors won’t get ;)