Where’s your business heading in 2017? You have to press the pedals and steer the wheel

Has anybody been telling you to set some goals for 2017?

Of course they have.

The world and his wife are frantically shouting at you to have reachable outcomes in mind. If you don’t you’ll get to December 2017 and look back, only to discover that your business didn’t make the strides forward you intended.

All because you didn’t have a destination in mind.

Graham in the Pickle team tells us that when he was very young his family used to get in the car for a day out and when he asked where they were going the reply from the front seat would be ‘Let’s see where the car takes us.’

And it used to drive him mad, because even as a tender little lad he knew full well that the car wasn’t capable of going anywhere without his Dad pressing the pedals and steering the wheel.

Even now, with driverless cars a reality, you still need to tell them where to go.

But it’s amazing how many businesses will lurch into the new year without a plan for where they’re going or what they hope to achieve.

There’s only one way to ensure that this year ends with happy memories and increased profits and that’s to go out and create some, in the form of doable actions aimed at reaching plausible goals.

And it’s worth bearing in mind that a good year need not necessarily be epitomised by an ever-rising arrow on the business sales graph.

Two things about that…

  1. It’s no good increasing sales if revenue doesn’t go up or unless costs come down – or both
  2. And it’s no use having goals unless you have systems in place to ensure you stand a chance of scoring

There are so many things that need to happen for goals to become a reality, but don’t leave your marketing and social media to chance by just drifting along and hoping for the best.

Get some focus, set some achievable goals, and put systems in place to ensure you stand a good chance of reaching your targets.

If either of those aspects of your business are taking a back seat your revenue will suffer.

You might think you have the staff with the skills to dabble a bit in their slacker moments, but is that good enough for you?

Do you really want to leave key strands of your business to chance?


Take Action Today!

The quarterly ’90 Day Planning Workshops’ we attend with ActionCOACH are a fantastic event to gain that clarity and focus you need to drive your business forwards in 2017. A full day out working ON your business and setting your goals and actions to grow your business.  
Join us at the next workshops taking place in March – we will be at Newbury Racecourse on Friday 17th March and then at Witney Lakes Resort on Wednesday 29th March. Just pick which date and location works best for you and then commit to change and book your place!  

Oh and good news... first timers to GrowthCLUB can attend for half price, so just an investment of £147.50 +vat.  Just tell them we sent you :-) 






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