Here at The Scale Up Strategist, we believe that whatever the sector you operate in and no matter your size you need a business plan to set out your goals. You will not survive and grow without a clear set of objectives.
However, we are acutely aware that producing a plan that looks one to five years ahead is very different to delivering one. Running a business gets in the way of producing a plan that will actually deliver the goals you have set.
That’s why we take a different approach. A 90-day approach. It’s a way of breaking your long-term goals into manageable achievable parts.
We start by ensuring the goals in the 12-month plan are the right ones, ones that will deliver growth, but most importantly we check the plan sets the right course for the business in the long-term.
Then we determine what needs to happen in the first 90 days to achieve the 12-month goals. What are the BIG things that have to change or be in place for success? There is no point marketing the business if the supply chain won’t keep up with demand or customers find the online shop clunky to use. You have to have the right foundations from which to build.
Our team will work alongside you to determine where the priorities lie. You can then focus on getting them in place. Plus we introduce deadlines so you do actually turn your words into deeds, and we’re on hand to keep you accountable, guiding you through the tougher decisions you might put off.
Taking this 90-day approach achieves the long term goal and gives business leaders the agility they need to react to the changing economic and political dynamics we live and work in.