Planning


What is a goal?  Who is the goal for?  What are the requirements for a goal?

Since we are coming upon 2013 we need to lay out our road map for our business.  Let’s concentrate on goals for the coming year:

After you get your yearly goal set, then you need to set up monthly goals, you know, those pesky stepping stones, benchmarks (whatever you want to call them!) that will keep you on course to the yearly goal. I do them on the last day of the month.

After you get your monthly goal set, then you need to break them down into weekly goals. I do mine on Sunday evening for the coming week.

And lastly, get your daily goals set, I do mine just before I go to bed, so my plan for the next day is clearly before me.

Let me know how you set your goals!

Do you need help with goal setting?  See our Business Coaching on our website.

Your business cannot survive in your market place without a plan.  Businesses spend thousands of dollars on marketing and they don’t have any way to determine the value of that marketing!  If you need a business plan in business, you certainly need a marketing plan in business.

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The second biggest reason businesses fail is that they begin under capitalized.  If you are not independently wealthy, have independently wealthy family or friends, you are probably struggling in this economy. 

If you are needing a cash infusion, you need a business plan first.  Whether you are going to go to your bank, the government or investors, they are going to ask you for a business plan.

There are three main reasons you should not write this yourself. 

1.  YOU need to be able to sell the financial stability of your plan to the lenders or investors. 

  • WE find the strong points and emphasize them, WE find the weak points and explain effectively, how YOU will deal with them.

 2.  YOU need to be able to sell what makes YOUR company different and unique from YOUR competitors

  • WE determine what niche, you can fill that your competition doesn’t.  WE design the marketing to that niche.

 3.   YOU need to be able to sell YOU!

  •  WE are better at blowing YOUR horn that YOU are!
We have become so used to government solving our problems for us that we are waiting for the government to solve the economic problem and the unemployment problem. 

The economic problem is the unemployment problem.  Fix the unemployment problem and a great deal of the economic problem will fix.  The bulk of the unemployment problem would be better fixed by private industry. 

It is time this nation came together to put people back to work.  We need to forget that we are Republican or Democrat; we need to forget that we are Conservative or Liberal. 

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We are not addressing anything that would fix the remainder of the economic problem on this page.

  • Organizations need grants from the government and foundations to complete research, gather data, move a cause forward. 
  •  Grant proposals serve the same purposes as business plans for the Non-Profit community. 
  • Before you request grant funds, you must be a non-profit organization. 

 You will not be able to entice the foundations, government departments to fund your organization without a well thought out and responsible grant proposal.

  The grant proposal is what is going to convince anyone to give to your organization. 

 Some Things To Consider About Bizchoice2001:

  •  We are registered with CCR for government grants.
  • We can assist with a Small Business Loan. 
  • We can help you navigate the foundation application process.
  • We can manage a calendar process to assure that funds will be received yearly.  Foundations want to know your organization is not going to come back time and time again.
  • We can establish a website for your organization that will attract individual donors.

Business plans weren’t just needed when you want to borrow money!

If you are wanting to start your business, a plan will help you identify your competitors – will help you define who you want your clients or customers to be – will help identify how much start up capital you will need.

Don’t start looking for a location for your business until you have a pla that will show you the best location for your market base.

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