Earlier today I was talking to an entrepreneur and the topic of planning for 2016 came up and he lamented that he hasn’t gotten around to it yet. While many mid-to-large companies are already deep into their 2016 planning, most early stage entrepreneurs I know haven’t done it yet. Well, now’s the time to get going and plan for 2016.
Here are a few recommendations for 2016 planning:
- Start with the Simplified One Page Strategic Plan and update it for Q1 2016
- Evaluate the KPIs and see if anything needs to change in the Weekly KPIs Dashboard
- Review the SaaS Metrics Dashboard and look for areas that need attention
- Ensure that everyone in the company has 3-5 SMART Goals
Personally, I always enjoy the planning process as it’s a great time to step back and think about the big picture opportunities ahead and what it’ll take to get there. It’s critical to find time to work on the business.
What else? What are some other recommendations for the annual planning process?
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“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” Dwight Eisenhower