A small business and strategic planning – is that chalk and cheese?
“I’m not even sure I need a business plan,” you say. “Do I really need to look at the big picture when I’m in the trenches?”
Well, that’s really up to you.
With a plan – any plan – you can envisage where you want to go, and then prepare steps to get there, rather than staying “in the trenches” and seeing what you get if you just work harder.
But first, let’s be clear about what is a strategic plan, and what the difference is between a strategic plan and a business plan.