As long as I’ve been in business, I’ve never had a client saying “I don’t have a budget! Let’s get the best of everything!”
Tip #1 – Stay Within Your Budget
Strategic planning is for everyone with a budget. The only way to have a successful business and stay within the margins of your budget is to plan everything strategically before you launch.
Your brand strategy and website development planning are first and foremost so that you can create an effective marketing strategy. Every practical detail—and there are many—needs to be priced and a timeline created for implementation. This is where you really must “leave no stone unturned.”
Tip #2 – Your Values and Priorities
In business, your values and priorities are as important as every other tool you use to launch your product or service. Defining your values and priorities is one of the first steps in strategic planning.
What difference do you want to make in people’s lives? The answer to this question is an intrinsic part of budgeting. By defining the impact you want to make, you will be able to strategically plan the foundation for your business.
Tip #3 – Business Success
To achieve business success, you’ve got to see the big picture. Strategic planning assesses the past, the present and the future of the type of business you want to open or have opened.
Start-ups and small businesses have a very high rate of failure. The way to work against those odds is to be clear on the big picture. Here’s an example: Most people who go grocery shopping without a list or a plan for the next week’s meals spend a lot more money and come away with a lot more useless items than those who think ahead. Planning ahead and budgeting make all the difference.
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