September 2012

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2013 Business Planning
Finish Strong

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It's October and in this edition of Pathways to Success we focus on preparing for 2013. Yes, 2013. It's not that far off! The following articles offer up what you should consider as you evaluate your business planning for next year. It's time to review your 2012 metrics; dust-off the Strategic Plan; and re-evaluate your priorities.

I hope that you find these articles valuable as you address business planning for next year. Please forward this email to colleagues and friends; and if you haven't done so, please sign up on my website to receive continuing editions. If you're in a quandary about how best to go forward, send me an email and I can follow up with you on your specific needs. Enjoy reading!

Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
2013 Business Planning
The 3rd Quarter of 2012 is now history. How is your business doing for the year? In June I wrote about taking time to do a Dashboard Survey to evaluate how your business is doing half way through the year. Now in the 4th Quarter, it's time to once again review your plan with the focus on business planning for 2013. What do the following metrics tell you about your 2012 business efforts?
  • Revenue growth
  • Asset Utilization
  • Aged Accounts Receivables
  • Backlog
  • Sales
  • Cost Management
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership and Growth
Do these metrics fall in line with your expectation for business performance in 2012? What strategic adjustments need to happen to meet your benchmarks for 2013? read moreContinue reading ...
Finish Strong
As we approach the end of the year, we tend to rush forward full speed ahead. With holiday madness and other tasks that need to be done by the end of the year, who has time to neatly tie a ribbon around the last twelve months and call it a wrap? However, finishing strong may be just the thing you need to do to create a strong start for the New Year.

What if bringing completion to what has past is as important, if not more so, than planning for the future? What if you knew that you are essentially sabotaging your future success by not stopping and taking stock of what you have accomplished this year and where you are at present? read moreContinue reading ...