Have you ever completed a business plan and then stuck it in a drawer and forgotten about it? Does your firm make you fill out business planning templates that are based on their needs instead of your goals? Are you just tired of going through what seems like an annual exercise that looks great on paper in the beginning of the year, but seems to fall short at the end of the year?

To write an annual business plan that works, there are several components. It entails engaging in the right was to conduct a review of the closing year, creating massive leverage in the coming year, and finally, coming up with strategies to make your plan actionable instead of merely readable.

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