Strategic Planning: The 6 Key Elements To Business Growth

Strategic Planning: The 6 Key Elements To Business Growth

“Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.” ~ Jim Rohn (click to tweet)


That quote cuts through the noise and sets the foundation for everything else in business.

If you want to grow your business, you need a goal, a strategy and a way to review and monitor your progress.

It’s a rhythm for success.

That’s what I want to teach you today.

Probably the easiest way to plan, schedule and manage your business growth… even if you’ve failed to follow through on every new productivity hack, system or planner you swore would be “the one”.

No crazy fancy spreadsheets… just a simple paper and a pen and a few calendar entries with a simple game plan.

Your business growth is waiting for you in this video.

At a high level, the strategy looks like this…

  1. Have a vision
  2. Set a high-level 3 year plan
  3. Define a detailed 12 month schedule
  4. Review quarterly
  5. Meet weekly
  6. Connect daily

In the video I dive deeper into each, and how to design and manage them for maximal “stickability” and momentum.

But here’s the high level process…

Start big picture then work your way down to higher fidelity of what’s planned for the near term.

Leave me a comment with some of your big plans / outcomes for this year?

What are you gunning for?

What gets you excited!?

Can’t wait to read your replies.



  • Jason

    Really good and timely information. We are right around the 5 year mark in our business. Its a daily challenge to keep the vision and the execution sharp. We have a quarterly review scheduled for tomorrow, but it is scheduled over lunch and then we go back to work. I might request that we consider a longer review and planning session on a quarterly basis. Thanks Dan!

    • Dan Martell

      Jason, 100% I’d recommend a way longer quarterly review than 1 hour 🙂

      Ideally it’s no less than half a day.

      If you have everyone come with research / data / numbers / feedback from clients / etc…. just reviewing all that will take time.

      Have each person present it with their interpretation.

      Then it’s all about planning the next 90 days, helping curate priorities and building a plan.

      Keep up the great work!

      5 years is a reason to celebrate.


  • Jim

    My plan is now to complete the new LLC creation. I just received my Duns number and can now register to be a contractor with the government via the SAM registration. After this plan to get checking and other government registrations complete. Next is to create a business web site and a blog. Those are my near term plans. Oh, and to get on a contract as a sub.

    • Dan Martell


      That’s awesome news / congrats!

      If you’re asking (and you’re not, but I can’t help myself 🙂 – focus 1 day a week on marketing + sales.

      yes, this means going door to door / cold calling, etc … in paralelle, start a Company FB Group and share awesome pictures / information relevant to your ideal customers.

      All the best!


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