6 month business plan

What Is Your 6-Month Business Plan?

We want to talk about a 6-month business plan, because everyone always seems to be focused on that end goal. The emphasis shouldn’t be on the future. It should be on what’s around the corner. Because with business, what could be around the corner could easily determine the future of your business.

So, rather than focusing on the future, focus on the present, and the next week, and the next month. By doing this, you’ll create such a clear picture of what your business is actually going to need, and what might take it from success to success.

So, here’s a 6-month business plan in this contributed article that we think your business needs, and how you can implement it to get the best results.

6-month business plan outline

 

Months 1 & 2:

Whether your business has been going for a while, or whether it’s newly established, these first two months will make sense to you all. Because if you want your business to grow, you really need to put some focus on your marketing efforts. If you want people to notice you, the marketing is pretty much the only thing that’s going to do it.

Spend the first month formulating a plan with a range of different marketing techniques, and spend the second month implementing them. We would highly recommend that you take some time to find a good marketing consultant to guide you.

You could do all the research in the world, but it wouldn’t stop you making mistakes, or even thinking that something will work for your company when it won’t. Make sure you’re pumping a lot of money into this area as well.

We know that it might be hard to give away thousands to something that might not work, but the more you play around with marketing, the more it will work, and the more money you’ll be able to make!

Months 3 & 4:

month by month

Once you’ve got your exposure up, it’s all about growing your business from within. Most of you reading this may have a company that delivers goods to customers. One way of doing this is to get your employees to get a heavy rigid license.

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Rather than outsourcing, you can maintain your own fleet, save money in the long run, and ensure that you have the means to provide your customers with top quality service. You should also think about promoting your employees.

The more roles you have spread out between the employees, and the more possibilities of promotion, and the better your company will run!

Months 5 & 6:

The last months of your business plan involve the maintenance of your company, and ensuring that you’re managing all areas with efficiency. If you spend all of your time trying to control just one area, you run a big risk of letting other areas fail.

If you check your business as a whole, and even get outside help such as a business analyst, then you’ll have more chance of being a well rounded business. The better boss you are, the better your business is going to be.

Running a successful business is not ‘a walk in the park’; but when you ‘know the way to the park’, it can and will make the difference. Here’s hoping that this 6-month business plan will prove to be a source of information for you and your business. All the best.

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4 thoughts to “What Is Your 6-Month Business Plan?

  • Xavier Perez

    Presented really well and looks like a great approach. I think I will have to review my plan as it is not the best laid out plan. Concentrating on other priorities is an obstacle that has to be dealt with. If it were left up to me I would be out on the public making connections with the products my business has to offer. Going forward, when and if the time permits, extending my steps will be on top of my to do list. Thank you Michelle.

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    • Michelle

      Hello Xavier,
      Thanks for visiting. Yes, we all seem to have time constraints, not to mention out point of focus at times. Yes, making a plan and sticking to it will help steer us in the right direction and we need to heed the temptation to just ‘wing it’. LOL.
      All the best.
      Michelle

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  • John

    Michelle,
    As the old saying goes “Fail to plan=Plan to fail”. One of the hardest things is to make a plan and see it not work out due to things not in your control. This is where successful business people rise above others, they make adjustments to the plan as the changes are needed.
    A written plan must always have some flexibility for life things. As a person who has over 40 years of management experience, never write anything in stone.
    As I am in a new business adventure this year, I am going to write a plan for my next 6 months. I hope this can help kick start something, as I have not held myself accountable for my actions so far this year.
    John

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    • Michelle

      Hello John,
      Always nice of you to visit and share your thoughts. Yes, I love the well-known cliche you mentioned – ‘Fail to plan=Plan to fail’. It really is key to have a sense of direction as you start any journey and the second key to follow through on the first. When you have a treasure map, you will find the treasure as long as you go step by step. All the best to you and your planning as well as the execution stage of it all.
      Michelle

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