Setting up your startup requires you to plan out what you’re going to do days and weeks ahead. But you also need to set your vision far beyond that. So, here are the key points to guide you in creating your own startup long term plan.
Identify Your Current Condition
Knowing your strength and weakness is the greatest power. Make sure you and your co founders examine your achievements and failures ‘honestly’ when creating your startup long term plan. How many profits you earned, how much loss you have, how bad are the system failures, social media engagements, etc. These data will be extremely helpful to figure out what steps you need to take.
Your (makes senses) wishes
After you figure out where you are now, then it’s time for you to make wishes. Write down your goals based on your startup current situations. Just remember that it’s okay to dream high, but it’s better to dream real. Don’t push your startup to rule over the Europe market in 14 days when your developer still struggles in fixing your payment system. So, set the ‘make senses’ goal in an reasonable time, and write down the detailed timeline for it in your startup long term plan.
Predict the unexpected
There are always rocks in the street. Predicting it and coming up with a solution is definitely a bright point to be included in your startup long term plan. Your startup must be able to adapt with any kind of changes happen on the reality. Phil Laboon, an entrepreneur and author, also agreed to this. “Even well-established companies can lose out to smaller companies that learn to adapt quickly”.
Know your priority
As I mentioned in Fast and Simple Way to Plan Out Your Startup, you must know your priority first before you take the full action. Combining the priority hierarchy and timeline in your startup long term plan could keep 30+ of your employees focused and unconfused. They will know what they need to coordinate with their team mates and which one that has to be finished first without you telling them everyday. It’s on your startup long term plan draft anyway.
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