What is business growth planning?
Business growth planning is the smart way to approach managing your business. Every aspect of running your business is looked at closely; considering every detail. Using simulated models, you are able to look at a virtual version of your business growing into the future. What are the challenges and pitfalls that you will face? How can your business be prepared to face the challenges of the future while maintaining positive growth?
Why does every business need business growth planning?
The real question is not if, but when challenges will arise. Every business – just like every teenager – faces growing pains. If you are the CEO, who will be your metaphorical “parents” holding your hand, guiding you into the next stage of your evolution? Business growth planning is just the guiding voice that you will need. A sound and responsible plan will keep your business on the right track and it will help you avoid the pitfalls that so many businesses fall into during critical transitions.
The other reasons it is so important to have a business growth plan are time and money. Backtracking over a mistake is costly in more ways than direct revenue – there is lost market confidence, lost customers, and lost time. No matter how big your business gets, you can’t afford to lose those precious assets for which you have worked so hard.
Remember, running a business successfully does not need to be complicated. Keep it simple!
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Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that helps his clients successfully navigate the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses enhance their results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, organizational development, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.