Thursday, October 16, 2014

Creating the Perfect Strategic Plan for Your Business

Did you know that October is Strategic Planning Month? Strategic planning is setting a goal that your company wants to achieve, and then designing steps to achieve this goal.

Some small business owners and entrepreneurs choose to create and develop their strategic plan on their own, while others hire an outside consultant to help to accomplish their company goals.

October is a great month to search the internet for qualified professionals who can assist you in planning for your business's future

If you plan to take the time to plan and create strategies on your own for your business check out the software below to help you get started:

SmartDraw (software) SmartDraw will help make your strategic planning process a breeze. Download the templates and get started on your strategic plan today. Find hundreds of professionally designed templates.

Another source of information are book to help you with your strategic planning process:

"10 Steps To Successful Strategic Planning"
by Susan Barksdale & Terri Lund

"Strategic Planning", 
by George A. Steiner


There is no right way to create a strategic plan, as it varies for each company and goal. The better you know your company, industry, and goals, the better chances of success you'll have.

Have you ever had to create a strategic plan? Was it successful? If not, what could have been done differently to ensure its success? Comment and share below.

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