If you’re not putting out fires, then you’re capitalizing on sudden sales opportunities. If you’re not in the final days of a seasonal promotion, you’re busting your butt trying to find new employee’s.
With all these, who has time to plan ahead for the quarter?
You do. That is, if you want your business to succeed.
With all the ups and downs of running your business, it’s all too easy to fall victim to last-minute, after-the-fact quarterly preparation. How often do you find yourself scrambling to put together a holiday promotion schedule when the season is halfway through? Or rushing to get extra inventory when one of your items suddenly becomes a must-have?
We get how easy it is to look down the barrel of your fast-approaching quarter and think, “I just don’t have time to plan!” But in our experience, the real obstacle to quarterly planning isn’t lack of time. It’s lack of knowing exactly what you’re supposed to be planning around.