Failing to plan is planning to fail.
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Mark and Nicole Tobiassen have helped hundreds of business professionals create a winning Strategic Plan for their business. We believe that the Strategic Planning process is itself more important than the plan, and that is why we recommend using a 90-Day Strategic Planning cycle.
Goals are long-term aims. They state what you want to achieve down the road—1 year, 3 years, 5 years and longer. Goals should be more than broad generalizations about what you want for your future and that of your small business. Goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. A personal business coach can help you clarify what success means to you and then align daily, weekly, and quarterly objectives to those goals.
Measure Your Progress
When you take advantage of the small business consulting services of Action Coach, you get more than a consultant. You get access to invaluable tools that help you measure and track your own progress to your defined success. When we help you define your goals, we also help you identify key performance indicators (KPI) and a system for tracking them to help you stay on track towards greater profitability and personal freedom.
Contact Action Coach today to clarify your goals and chart a path to their attainment.
The Strategic Planning Formula
We use a Strategic Planning formula that outlines our planning philosophy that goes like this: Dreams (5-10 Years out) X Goals (1 Year out) X Planning (90 Days out) X Action (Weekly action steps) = Results.
We use a Strategic Plan pre-work questionnaire that guides our clients through setting long-term, mid-range, and short-term goals. This document then takes the client through a comprehensive list of questions that determine the overall health of the business by identifying important opportunities to improve.
The final step of our Strategic Planning process is to help our clients put their plan down on a one-page 90-Day written plan. This one-page 90-Day plan is then integrated into the coaching process where Mark and Nicole Tobiassen will guide you and hold you accountable to taking the action necessary to accomplish your goals and plans.
We believe that planning can and should be exciting and to that end you’ll find our Strategic Planning workshops to be fun, exciting, and motivating.