Creating an Action Plan for Your Small Business

Creating an Action Plan for Your Small Business

I was recently invited to speak at a Women in Business Luncheon in Paso Robles and decided the best topic for this Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce committee would be Creating an Action Plan for Your Small Business.  After all, these women are all business owners or decision makers at their organization.


There are four steps in creating a small business action plan.

  1. Decide on what you would like to accomplish with this action plan.
  2. Declare three goals to accomplish this.  Typically, these are the milestones of the action.  You may also want to write down any obstacles you foresee in achieving these three goals.
  3. Identify three actions for each goal.  These are the step-by-step items to get to your goal.
  4. Select a deadline for each action (yes, all nine of them) and put each deadline on your calendar so that you have it at the front of your mind.  Then get moving and remember to always keep your promises to yourself!

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Lorna Whiteaker

Lorna Whiteaker is a San Luis Obispo business consultant and coach dedicated to helping business owners get the results they want. Lorna has over 30 years of experience working with small businesses, working as an administrator in the legal industry and as an independent business consultant helping hundreds of entrepreneurs. With clear and realistic expectations of just what a business owner must deal with in running their business, big or small, she has worked with firms making 7 figures and start-ups with little more than elbow grease and a dream.

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