Prep & Plan (preparation and planning) are such a valuable tool. In fact it is the biggest part to any success. When you plan and do a strategy then you include things you don’t plan for. So you are prepared for everything, because in your plan you include time and budget for things that you cannot predict.

So many of us don’t value this time and so many of us do even plan or like to plan especially our business development and management side to the business.

If this is the case then you are going to keep getting the same results and coming up with the same excuses like;
I don’t have time
I don’t have enough money
I don’t think it’s a good idea
We can do it next time.
All of these ways of thinking are an excuse and does not let you take responsibility for your situation.

Can you imagine taking the time to develop a plan and strategy which not only helps grow yourself, but your business and your sales?
Being able to relax and do research of your competitors and getting information which helps you make your next move smarter.
Being able to analyse your own activities internally, and being able to apply time to improve your own internal staff and customer services.
Being able to enjoy all your business activities. How do you think the end result would be for yourself, your staff and most importantly for your customers?

Yes, a plan and strategy is what is needed!
This includes business plans a full 24/36 month plan and strategy:

Offline
Full set up of our increase your sales programme
Excel management strategy sheet – a HQ for all your business in one place
Analysing your competitors, your internal structures and procedures
Internal control – payroll, wages, etc.
Management – planning and dividing tasks between your staff and our team
Setting up a brand – placing your company in the market
Setting up communication management structure in cloud

Online
Setting up or upgrading the website
Keyword research
SEO/Digital strategy
Setting up social media channels
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+ 
Instagram
Pinterest
Setting up social media management software
Analysing past and current turnover and sales ratio
Costing and turnover projections

 

Article author: Lee Kavanagh

29/01/2015