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While the coronavirus resurged in December and January, we were deep in the middle of the 2021 planning process with our clients. We challenged our clients to make two different plans for this year. Plan A was a hold the line plan. Keep running with strategic pivots, maintain profitability, and keep the team as whole as possible.
As the vaccinations rolled out, we were hopeful for a strong comeback. Our Plan B challenge was this: what if the economy surges back faster than we expect. How would you handle 50% or more growth in a short amount of time?
That question and the subsequent Plan B creations have proven to be high value and high payoff for our clients as we wrap up the first half of 2021. So many incredible stories of booming businesses! We love our work.
But where is your business? Ask yourself these two simple questions.
- Are you working from a solid plan?
- Does your team fully understand your plan?
Here’s what we know:
- Planning ALWAYS improves performance
- Companies that plan have 30% faster growth
- 71% of the fastest-growing companies have plans…in writing
If you have a small business team of 5 or more, you need to have a plan… on paper – not a 30-page strategic planning document. A simple, two-page SMB plan that focuses you and your team on the critical work ahead. You will have an abundance of clarity and your team will be able to collaborate, take action, and deliver accelerated results.
It is your job, business owners, to provide that clarity. Do Your Job!!
Ready to plan? Start here.