The Countdown

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Extraordinary Business: The Countdown

2011 Planning ButtonThe end of this year…the beginning of the next; these are “mile markers” in the growth of any business. As business leaders, we often take this time to compare business successes in prior years versus the year that is rapidly coming to a close.  Savvier business leaders will begin evaluating their goals, determining what could be completed by the end of this year, and what might roll over into next year’s planning. 

The act of looking back and planning for the future – learning from one’s activities, is the wisdom that separates ordinary business leaders from those who are extraordinary.

With that in mind, every business leader must realize that waiting until January 1 is going to be too late to begin your planning sessions.  Your competitors will have beaten you out of the gate by the time you gather all of the information that you need in order to make some sound goals for the next year.  While there will be some business leaders that don’t have their busiest season in the fourth quarter, smart business leaders realize that by beginning the planning the exercise now, they’ll have created a foundation with which to begin the next year strong.image

A recent “Stroke of Brilliance,” provides keys effective business planning.  Please take a look at the free article at . The important thing is to evaluate what you’ve done in the past, whether or not it was successful, what you can take from the activities moving forward and what you would like to accomplish moving forward.  If there are deficits in your business operations, you’ll want to make sure that you plan to address them sooner than later.  Business development activates should be ongoing.  Every change you make should have some measure that indicates growth and success.

Businesses in motion do not remain in motion without action from an outside force.

Your business is completely dependent on you and your leadership team to continue it’s ascent.  Without leadership direction, it will stagnate, and eventually die.

Aepiphanni Business Consulting: The Business Strategy People is an Operations Management and Business Strategy Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of small to medium sized business leaders. We specialize in helping leaders create extraordinary businesses.  We welcome clients in the personal and professional services industries, including Creative and Design Services, Software & IT Services, Professional Services and Specialty Consumer Services.  As always, we welcome your comments, thoughts, questions and suggestions.  If you are seeking a business assessment, or have further questions about creating your strategy or developing your vision, please give me, Rick Meekins, a call at 678-265-3908, or email us at [email protected].

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