How ignoring creating a thorough strategic plan could sideline your business
As a consultant and business blogger, I see the term “strategy” and “strategic planning” getting thrown around like rice at a wedding. Thankfully, there are many competent consultants that can speak to strategy and strategic planning and deliver on services extremely well.
My fear, however, is that there are many business owners that think about strategy in the same way that they think about taking a vacation or cleaning out the basement; they know that it is important, it is for their benefit, but there is no time to invest right now.
I offer that strategic planning and strategic thinking are essential from day one.
I also offer that strategy should be appropriate for the stage of business that you are in and the available resources. but I digress.