At the end of the year, I usually sit down and start working ahead at creating a new plan for the coming year. Many of us can benefit from a little more discipline, especially after the unpredictability we’ve seen due to the pandemic. So, in this episode, I’ll be sharing what an annual plan consists of, how to build your own annual plan, and tips for troubleshooting and moving forward with your plan effectively.
Making a plan remains difficult because of the way things are still changing, from consumer behaviors to the way we work and get paid. Listen in as I discuss how important it is to look forward creatively, plan for extra flexibility, and prepare for more changes and road bumps. You’ll learn some key strategies that will help your plan succeed.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
- The importance of making a plan at the end of the year (even as a small business).
- Why many business owners don’t take the time to plan.
- What an Annual Plan consists of.
- How having a plan benefits you and your employees.
- The steps of creating an annual plan.
- What makes a solid annual plan.
Ideas Worth Sharing:“I like to take some time to review the year that was and figure out what I want the next year to look like based on where I see the market going and my own current priorities and interests.'” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “A well-thought-out plan can empower your team by providing a sense of direction with everyone working toward the same goals.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “It’s important to compare your actual performance and results to what you expected and hoped for quarterly. This will help you determine what is causing discrepancies and plan accordingly.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet
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