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How to Develop a Plan for Your Business – Part 4

by Steve Messineo

Owner | Professional Lead Generator & Coach | Connect w/me for Free

Continuing from my previous posts on how to develop a plan for your business, today what I want to talk to you about is creating action plans.  Action plans support the strategies and objectives that you’ve written as part of your one page business plan. If you haven’t watched my previous videos on creating a business plan, I highly recommend you do so. The One Page Business Plan is a book that was developed by Jim Horan. You can get it on I highly recommend you do so if you’re looking to create a road map for your business.

So, writing action plans is the last step in creating your one page plan. Action plans are basically taking the strategies you decided to use and the objectives that you want to hit and putting in them into play.  You create an action step to implement the strategies you have chosen to improve your business.

For example, maybe one of your strategies is creating a strategic marketing plan for your business.  Well then you need action steps to put that strategy to work for you. So the first thing you might do is determine who it is you’re going to market to.  So your action step then would be formatted like this: an action word, your project name, and then a date for getting the action done by.

For example, if you’re going to work on a strategic marketing project it might be something like this: develop, that’s your action word; initial sales funnel for strategic marketing project; by ” X” date (a date that is two to twelve weeks out), a goal for you to get that action step accomplished.

Generally your action plans are created within a quarterly time frame at most.  Some action steps might take less time, so you replace your completed action steps with new ones as you go along to support the strategies that you decided to implement for your business.

Your action steps are basically telling you what you need to do and give you focus for starting to build your business. If you don’t have focus and you are just randomly doing stuff and not spending your time with the things that are going to make you money, well, you’re not going to get anywhere. The action plans are what help you move your business forward, so they are a key part of developing your one page business plan.

If you’re a small business or home business owner and you are looking to get some help on creating action plans that will keep you focused and build your business quickly, I can be of service. All you need to do is contact me and request a complementary consult by clicking the following link:

I’ll be happy to get to know you, find a little more about your business and help you develop action plans as well as a one page business plan that really puts your business on the right track for success.

So, request your consult now. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your business.

Have a great day!