What Will You Do in the Future as a Business
Business Plan Guide Article No. 11
What will you do in the future as a business?
The basics will have to continue for sure! All of the basic business operations, as redundant and mundane as they may become, will continue, but it is important to constantly keep the creative juices flowing. Markets change, and the business will have to change. All the sections in the Business Plan Guide mention planning and strategy for a reason. That’s because nothing is forever!
A research and development plan should always exist in a business even in the introductory and planning stages of the business. It doesn’t matter if the business starts with only one person or with 40 employees. There needs to be creative and innovative ideas constantly flowing to keep a business alive. A business needs to stay alive in profit, and it needs to stay alive in the form of being alive.
Just like no one likes a boring redundant life that never changes, no one likes to work for a business that is boring and redundant and never changes. Remember from the previous section of the Business Plan Guide, that the most important element of business is the human element. A business has to stay alive by not just surviving, but living! It’s an entity organized by humans for humans, so add some life to it.
Please don’t think that just because work is fun, it’ll always be profitable and successful. Just like anything in life, if the business isn’t seeing opposition, there is something wrong. Life has its way of getting in the way. That’s life’s job. It is our job, as people, to get around life and make life happen. The same applies to business. Life will get in the way. If it doesn’t, then there is something wrong. Consider something is being done illegally; because, if it’s not changing market trends, it’s government getting in the way. By the way, that’s the government’s job… get in the way. It makes business interesting and challenging. Actually if business always went well with nothing to get in the way, everyone would be self-employed, and that world would just never function.
Be sure to always have an eye for the future, goals, and aspirations. As humans, we need purpose to do something, and if the fire loses fuel, everyone involved in the business will begin to look for a new purpose and reason to do business.
Wishing you much success,
Sergio with the iBrand Your Business Team