The Business Maze
It’s a simple fact of life, business planning builds substantial businesses. No matter where you go or what you do, you can’t help but run into substantial businesses of all kinds.
Sure the economy may or may not be flourishing, but there are always businesses that are, and those are the businesses you see when you’re going around town or around the internet.
And what do these businesses have in common? They didn’t leave anything to chance. They planned for success and then took action to make it happen.
So how can business planning help you build a substantial business?
At the start of any business, the most important question is where are the customers coming from? It doesn’t matter if you have products or services to sell, a great new store or terrific website, without customers, you simply don’t have a business. It’s like winking at someone attractive in the dark, you know you’re doing it but no one else does.
This is a problem because too many businesses fail to plan to get customers. There’s no strategy, no steps to take, instead they just open their doors and hope people will walk through ready to buy.
Unfortunately, that just doesn’t happen. If you want to have all the customers you need, you’ve got to develop a plan. If you want to keep the customers you have coming back, and bringing their friends, you need a plan. If you are going to be in business for a long time and create real wealth with your business, you need a plan.
So when you’re cruising around your town or the internet, check out those businesses that you see and ask yourself, how did they plan for their success?
How did their plan bring them more customers?
How has their plan helped them grow into a substantial business?