It is often said that, "Failing to plan is planning to fail."
As a business owner you have no doubt been reminded on more than one occasion of the importance of business planning. And no doubt you agree that planning is important.
And yet in all probability you rarely seem to find the time to sit down and develop strategic plans but end up flying by the seat of your pants, trusting your intuitions and relying on snap judgments rather than adhering to a pre-arranged strategy.
Not that we would deprecate such intuitions. Experience has taught us that it is precisely this 'sixth sense' that many business owners and managers seem to possess that is the driving force behind entrepreneurship - and we have learned to take it seriously.
But the planning is important. Without sound analysis, clear projections, and well-thought out contingencies, businesses tend to become hostages to fortune.
Proactive management is replaced by reactive coping, and instead of following a well-thought-out plan, owners and managers are reduced to responding to unforeseen events, or trying to catch up on missed opportunities.
This is why we encourage our clients to schedule regular planning sessions. We can help you:
Alan is an award-winning business coach, professional speaker, and bestselling author. His third book, The Beautiful Business: Secrets to Sculpting Your Ultimate Clinic, focuses on the medical, cosmetic, and aesthetic clinic sector. A finalist in The ATCPC Coach of the Year Awards and has been recognised by Enterprise Nation in 2020 and 2021 as a Top 50 Advisor in the UK (Sales Category). The DEPTH™ Accelerator programme removes the uncertainty of how to grow and is specifically designed to tNo reviews yetCost: Free