Over the past year, we’ve read a lot of business books. We thought we’d switch it up a little and start off 2020 talking about business plans. There is a myriad of books on the subject, and just as many philosophies about how to plan. We’re not here to say if one book is better than another, or way is better than another; we simply want to share what we’ve found in the hopes it might help you too.
One of our favorite books is The E-Myth (Revisited) by Michael Gerber. It’s an easy read and has lots of great information. Another good book is Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish (and Scaling Up, which is a revision of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits). We also like Mike Michalowicz’s books. The common theme between all the books we’ve read is that having a business plan is a great way to start setting goals and reaching them. Even if it’s just jotting down a few goals along with activities to reach the goals, that’s great; it doesn’t have to be a multi-page complicated document. The important thing is to get started. Once you get in a rhythm, it becomes habit.
Taking the time to sit down away from the whirlwind and create a plan is important too. We start our planning in late November and try to set aside at least half a day of uninterrupted time. The key is to be uninterrupted while working on your plan, whether it’s for 15 minutes or an entire day, so you can truly focus.
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Best of luck in the new year!
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