If you’re going to grow your company in the right way, pinning down your goals and having a clear vision for the business from the outset is vital.
You may want to increase profits and create an income that supports your lifestyle, or you are looking to increase market share and aim for hypergrowth. You may even be aiming to increase the overall value of the company to get the best return when exiting the business.
So, how do you define the goal that’s right for you?
We recently ran a number of workshops for Mint Business Club and it’s members on business planning and overwhelmingly, the message coming back was how do I set the right goals and set the vision for my business beyond the next three months.
Driving your performance over time
Your financial model will drive the way you generate value, so it’s important to make your business strategy fit the goals and type of growth you want to attain.
To set your finances up in the optimum way, you must:
- Know what you want to achieve with the business – decide if you’re aiming for lifestyle, hypergrowth or return on investment and make this your key business goal.
- Align your personal goals with the business – so your finances can be set-up to deliver the cash you need, with the best return and the most effective tax liability.
- Track and measure your performance – allowing you to see how you’re progressing against your goal, and provide a scorecard to drive your ongoing business strategy. KPI’s and Smart Goals are essential tools for this.
Talk to us about goal-setting
If you’re looking to grow your business, we’ll help you talk through your core vision, define the most effective goals and set up your finances to achieve these aims.
Get in touch to talk through setting the right goals for your business.
This blog post first appeared on our old website.