One way to get moving with your business planning is to lead with the metrics: how will things that are supposed to happen be measured? How will you know, as time rolls on, whether your plan has been implemented or not?
Of course that starts with the money: sales, cost of sales, expenses, and so on.
But don’t let it stay there, with just the money. What about measuring other activities: customers, phone calls, presentations, trips, leads, support incidents, meals served, trips sold, customers through the door, or something else.
A good plan is about implementation, regular review; and one of the first things you’ll need is measurement. It’s not all blue sky strategy, in a good plan. It’s about measurement.