Develop Your Small-Business Action Plan
Your business plan should include an action plan that outlines the sequence of all the steps you intend to take to implement your business plan, focusing first on the most immediate and pressing tasks you face.
A good way to approach your action plan is to look back at the strategies you selected to meet each of your goals and objectives. Break each strategy into steps and then prioritize which ones need to happen first, second, third, and so on. Put the steps in order, and you have an action plan.
First, you probably want to detail steps to get your financial house in order. Shortly thereafter, you most likely want your action plan to address the process of putting together a top-notch staff. Then you want to define the actions you’ll take to establish your business, gain name familiarity, and build and polish your reputation.
No doubt your business will face some degree of change over the time period covered by your business plan, so you want to detail actions that will help you manage the change your business will inevitably encounter. And finally, you want to define steps you’ll take to grow your business if, in fact, growth is among your goals.