5 Questions To Ask Before Starting A Strategic Plan
Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or working with a team, it pays to be ready and prepare for success before youstart your strategic planning.This is just like doing warm-ups before you start 'working out' or lifting weights. If you walk into your gym off thestreet and just start pumping, you could tear a muscle.While you won't tear muscles in strategic planning, you certainly can get hurt. You could lose cash, lose direction andlose momentum. Don't take this unnecessary risk. Instead, warm up for success by asking and answering these ﬁvequestions.So, pull up a chair and let's have a little one-on-one time. I don't want you to tell me your answers. And at this point,you don't need to tell anyone else either.This is all about you.So much of the time when people hear the words 'strategic plan' they start groaning. Oh no. Not that! Memories of dusting off last year's plan rise up out of the murky swamps from years of corporate work gone by.Or it could be that although you're not new to business… in your own business you've managed to sidestep the stra-tegic planning process. And when it comes right down to it you'd confess as one well known author just did," I justnever actually DID one!"It's OK. I won't tell anyone. Plus you don't have to do a strategic plan right now.At least not yet.