TheThrivingSmallBusiness.com Presents a List of Six Things You Should Be Doing Now to Plan for the 4th Quarter and Beyond
With summer coming to a close, we’re just a few weeks away from the end of the 3rd quarter. What can your organization do now to plan and prepare for the final quarter of 2014? As the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan – you plan to fail.”
There are no truer words in business as sustained growth rests on an organization’s ability to plan and budget toward the vision. Now is a great time to be meeting with your leadership team and discussing the vision and strategy for the end of 2014 and start of 2015.
What 6 things should you be discussing? TheThrivingSmallBusiness.com has a great list. We’d like to point out the number one item on the list: Business Strategy.
It is no secret that the economic and competitive business climate changes rapidly and keeping up with those changes is challenging at best. Every organization should invest the time to strategize and plan for the predictable as well as the unpredictable business changes. For example, try to figure out what stands in the way of where you are as compared to where you see your organization going and map out a plan to get there. Do a SWOT analysis and think about your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and how you can strategically address your weaknesses and threats and build on your strengths and new opportunities.
Running a business is very much like playing a chess game; you have to anticipate the moves of others so you can make the right moves and ultimately win the game – its all about strategy! Read the rest of the list items at TheThrivingSmallBusiness.com
Ready to get your business strategy in place?
On September 16th, America’s SBDC at TCNJ is presenting our Breakthrough Executive Leadership Roundtable sessions – with a specific focus on Strategic Planning.
Meet with like-minded business owners to determine and measure your organizational direction over the next year. Break through any challenges you may face and benefit from a group discussion environment to collaborate and exchange ideas for effective problem solving and planning.
Additionally, after the session, attendees can schedule free one-on-one consulting at your company location with one of our A-Team members to help you further analyze, assess, or institute an action plan to conquer your specific challenges.