New Year, New Plan: Idea-Driven Strategic Planning for 2018

Believe it or not, we’re nearing the end of the final quarter of 2017. Which means it’s high time to start strategic planning for your business growth in 2018.

We suggest beginning with the most important things you need to accomplish next year—your biggest challenges and opportunities—before drafting your plan. Only after the plan is outlined should you develop a budget to support your goals.

Yes, this might be easier said than done.

For support putting together your 2018 strategy, check out this helpful guide from Greg Bustin – he makes it easy to set realistic goals, address difficulties, finalize your strategy, and only then build a budget that fits around those goals.

“Imagine a planning session that starts with creating a new plan to address your biggest problems and opportunities,” Leadership Consultant Greg Bustin suggests. “Once you’ve identified your priorities, take a fresh look at your budget.”

This strategic planning process takes a goal-driven, problem-crushing approach to success for the new year:

  1. Gather your team members to discuss and plan 2018 as a team.
  2. Make your number one problem your top priority.
  3. Prioritize ideas over costs by setting a budget that supports your goals.

Need help filling in the blanks for a successful 2018? Schedule a free strategy session with one of our experts.