We talked in the past few weeks about business planning, but the thing that moves a business plan from plan to momentum are the action items. What are the three things EVERY quarter you are going to work on to make your plan real and have an impact on your business.
Read your business plan and maybe you have a goal to increase your profits by 20% for 2013. What is it you have to do every week, month, and quarter to insure that you are reaching that goal. Maybe it is increase your pricing and rolling that out to your clients. Maybe it is bringing on three more retainer clients for your services per year. Maybe it is to reduce expenditures in four areas. Are you reviewing your budget and financial results each and every month to insure you are on track in all of those areas?
Action items are only as good as the action.