2016 – It's behind you!

Thursday January 5, 2017

It seems that this week is a manic one as businesses implement their plans for 2017, share targets and business plans with staff and set out on the New Year journey for success.
Although 2016 may be ‘behind you’ there is a lot of data that will have been gathered which is really important that a business not only uses for their planning for 2017, but also shares with the team.

So what is the business plan for 2017 and is it in place?

  • who are your target clients?
  • what does the business need to be doing?
  • how are you going to market your goods and services?
  • where are you going to make cost savings?

What are the key learns from 2016?

  • How are you going to analyse the ‘learns’ to make the best use of the information you have to hand – it really is a case of using it now or losing the relevance of the data? 
  • When are you going to look at your costs and decide how to tackle these?
  • How will you communicate to the team the relevant information from last year and the importance of using the data?

Too often these messages are not communicated to the team and they start the New Year not with the excitement that the business owner feels but instead that all of the previous year’s hard work is quite literally ‘behind them’

So whether it is a staff meeting to communicate the overall picture for last year and explain the rationale behind the plans for 2017 or it’s a newsletter or part of a review for the targets for this year, it’s important that the team whether it’s just one person or over 100 have the relevant information.

January is a key time to start the year with a ‘bang’ and your staff are the key assets to getting this right!

RIFT Accounting have 2 workshops they are delivering this month that cover business and marketing plans for 2017, the details for which are below – be great to see you there!

BUSINESS PLANNING AND MARKETING PLANNING WORKSHOP
Tower House
Tuesday, 17 January 2017; 10:00 - 13:00

STICKING TO THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
Maidstone Business Terrace
Thursday, 19th Jan 2017, 12:00 - 14:00



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