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Start Your Strategic Planning Early

Although it’s probably too early to start chilling a bottle of bubbly for New Year’s Eve, it’s not too early for business owners to start their strategic planning for next year. Begin with your financial statements. They’ll tell you whether to be strategically ambitious or cautious. Calculate key performance indicators such as gross profit and current ratio. Also look at certain areas of your company, including human resources, sales and marketing, and production and operations. High turnover, slumping sales or too many dissatisfied customers is each a red flag that should shape strategic goals for the year ahead. We can help you crunch the numbers and put together a solid plan.

Janice Batchelor