Driving focused planning
Staying focused on your plans can be tough. Fresh distractions and the constant noise from 'experts' and well-intentioned sources can land you in a loop of procrastination. While it is important to keep on top of research and information about your industry you need to develop the habit of focused planning.
Where to start?
The obvious starting point is to establish your goals and set out a timeline on a piece of paper, or if you have one a white/blackboard. By setting out what needs to be done you can start to visualise priorities and identify conflicts. You can't do everything at once. So you will have to trade off options. The below info graph is meant as a general guide.
As the info-graph lays out, you need to invest the time to decide:
There is an element of getting on with it when planning. You will not want to miss a sales opportunity or forget to plan lead times from manufacturers to meet customer demands. Winging it will only get you so far.
If you are feeling it hard to know where to start, or need a positive push in the right direction I offer this service. This can be done in person or via Skype. Prices start from £80 plus VAT per hour depending on the size of your business.
As a startup loans mentor I have heard it all. There is no judgement and think of it as a safe space to vent and get yourself back on track.
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