So we’re well into 2011, and I’m sure you’re on fire, planning your work and working your plan in this glistening new year. What’s that? You didn’t write a 2011 strategic business plan? I can’t say I’m surprised. In my 25 years of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, only four of my clients had a plan when I met them; most of those plans lived in digital suspension, sucking the megabytes from their computers.
You need a plan; but don’t just take my word for it. In her article, “Why Are Women-Owned Firms Smaller than Men-Owned Ones?” (Wall Street Journal 17 May 2010), http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704688604575125543191609632.html Dr. Sharon Hadary indicates the only factors that statistically predict successful business growth are the goals set by the entrepreneur. Moreover, research reveals that men start businesses to be “the boss” and delegate responsibilities; in contrast, women prefer a collaborative style and grow their businesses only to a level they can control on their own.
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