Is it that time already?
Another year has flown past (yes, we know it’s not quite the end of the year yet). But with that in mind on this podcast Jon Trask or AVforPlanners and Elizabeth Glau of Building Blocks Social Media continue their series of tips for small business owners, independent planners and anyone in the meetings industry responsible for a small staff or organization. Today they look at strategic planning with an eye towards 2014. They discuss strategic vs. tactical planning for the upcoming year built around the business plan concept and the CMM program. A business plan doesn’t need to be a complex and overwhelming task, but it can be a useful tool to focus your strategies for the upcoming year. Asking yourself strategic questions can lead to a better focused company, better cash flow and a deeper understanding of your relationship with your customers and the value you bring to them.
It’s not too early, and it’s certainly not too late to ready your plans for 2014 and beyond. Spend a few minutes with with Jon and Elizabeth as they talk about some ideas to make your 2014 more successful by starting your planning in 2013.