Without a plan or vision you will not achieve anything no matter what you do.
If you have a business plan great, if not then now is the time to start your consultation to see what your business goals are for the next three to five years.
The answers to the following questions will determine what systems you need to implement to reach those goals. At some time you may want to turn your list of answers into a formal business plan that you refer to regularly to see if your business is still on track.
You must refer to your plan regularly. Too many business plans sit on a shelf gathering dust. As a personal trainer you know the importance of regularly reviewing and adjusting a training plan for your client, your business plan is no different.
- How many staff do you want to employ?
Think about how many people you would like to employ and why that number.
- How many clients do you want to serve?
This answer can be calculated by knowing how many clients one employee can take on before being overloaded.
- How many locations (markets) do you want to be in?
For most people this will be one (your local geographical area is defined by the fifteen kilometre radius),
- Do you have an exit plan? Do you plan to sell your business?
This is a very important question you need to answer, perhaps the second most important question after why you are starting a business.
- How are you funding your business?
- What are your IT and Administration skills?
If you think a chip is only something your client shouldn’t eat, you might need some help in the IT department.
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