Too busy to waste time writing business plans – you know what you need to do – right?

get your business fitThe Christmas and New Year celebrations are over, our liver and waistline hate us and many of us are making lots of plans to get fitter, healthier and in some cases thinner during 2013. A few will maintain the discipline into February and beyond but if you are anything like me there is a fair chance you will have the red wine open before the end of the month and that is just to help wash down the chocolate! However at this stage the plans are made and I am full of enthusiasm so wish me luck!

So before dashing off to the gym take a minute to reflect on the plans for your business. What did you do last year? Did you start the year full of enthusiasm, with your goals clearly defined and a robust plan in place to make sure had the best year ever? Did you stick with it month on month and did you have the best year ever?

  • If you did, well done I am delighted for you!
  • If you didn’t, well, you can always blame the current economic climate, the government, the market, the competition – can’t you? i.e. anything but the lack of a well prepared and executed plan.

Sometimes it feels as if life just takes over. You end up really busy, headless chicken at times, not enough days in the week and yet didn’t quite have the best year ever. In fact you may even be wondering where the year went and what you achieved? You are not alone… may have prepared your business plan but by February it was living in the drawer or perhaps you just knew what you had to do – you didn’t need to write it down or work it? Many reasons… but the bottom line is there are many businesses out there just like you – they had a busy 2012 but not a good one or great one and for some…..not a good year at all.

So how do you make this year different? How do you make 2013 your best year ever?
Get Real! Get a planning system that works for you.

So lets start right now….  This will only take a few minutes

moneyAction: Fast forward to December 2013 and if you have had the best year ever trading what had happened to make it so?

  • What 3 things did you change?
  • What 3 things did you stop?
  • What 3 things did you start?

To help you, here is one of my clients answers they would like me to share

Lesley I felt it necessary to email you ahead of our next coaching session.   After going through and implementing the ‘3 things process’ it has made an immediate impact to our business.   By talking in the past tense it was easier to be positive and more constructive when we took this back to the team and discussions were vibrant and uplifting.

We have been recording, in our daily sheets, our hourly rate for every meeting which has made us see clearly where we used to waste money driving miles for non productive meetings.   We have started to schedule all our work from admin, bookkeeping and even sales calls per day which has allowed all our team to be a lot more productive and focused.

The most significant change has been our approach to sales and how we present it to potential clients…

We cannot thank you enough for the continued help you provide to our company and we know this year will be our year to break all records.


We are a Scottish based business operating across the UK with a mission to help small and medium sized businesses plan, grow and in many cases franchise their businesses. We don't do "management bla" and we don't give you the theory, tell you what to do then disappear. What we do is to provide practical, no nonsense and jargon free help for our clients. We are not afraid to get our sleeves rolled up and muck in. If you choose to work with us we guarantee; We will take responsibility and ownership for our actions and projects. We will take pride in meeting our deadlines and are passionate about doing what we say we will do, when we say we will do it. We call a spade a spade and we might not always tell you what you want to hear. However you can be confident that we will give you our honest opinion based on many years of experience in our areas of expertise. We don't take ourselves too seriously and enjoy nothing more than incorporating fun into our work. And finally.... We Love What We Do! If you fancy a coffee and chat about what's going on in your business to establish if we can help you plan, grow or franchise we would love to meet with you.

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One comment on “Too busy to waste time writing business plans – you know what you need to do – right?
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