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Failing to plan is like planning to fail

The old saying “Failing to plan is like planning to fail” has never been more important than today for the business owner.

If you need to grow your business you need a simple plan, it doesn’t need to be complex and you don’t need special business planning tools or software. Just 3 simple steps:


This is a statement of what you want to achieve in an immediately measurable way. e.g. “We need 1 new customer a week”


State what you’re actual going to do to make it happen. e.g. ” Make two follow-up calls a day”


A plan without a time frame is a list of ideas NOT a plan. e.g. Always have a start and end date for each of 1&2 above.

So business planning is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

But many business owners put off planning a unimportant. It’s one of those jobs you’ll get around to or I’m to busy to plan. 

Your business plan doesn’t need to be 36 pages long with a full 3 year cashflow and budget projects. You can start with something much simpler and the beauty of something like the 1 page WWHN plan is it’s 1 page, it can take as little as 30 minutes to draw up and it’s focused on determining the actions you need to take to be successful and achieve your goals.

If you’d like to talk to us about our 1 page WWHN business plan contact here

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