Creating a small business plan is an essential step that many small businesses put off or overlook.  GoLocalNW will get your creative juices flowing and help you through the planning process.  Portland, OR is a great place to start and run a business.

  • Articulate your vision

    • This is your dream, your vision, your baby!
    • This is the story of what you want to see become of your small business.
    • Where do you see your company in 3 to 5 years?
    • What steps do you have to take to get there?
    • How are you going to know if you completed the steps?
    • This is a story that your business plan needs to tell, the story of your passion for what you do. This is the story of your small business.  A story that captures your enthusiasm and determination, that you are the one who will make it all happen.
    • GoLocalNW will listen while you tell is about your dreams and vision for your small business. Then will help you get your vision onto paper.
  • Set Goals

    • Now that you have articulated your vision, as a small business owner or entrepreneur, you need to set measurable goals.
    • These goals must support your vision within the time frame you set in your vision.
  • Define Metrics

    • Exactly what are you going to measure?
    • How often are your going to measure it?
    • How are you going to record your results in a form that will make them easy to analyze?
    • Ask yourself, what is it about this measurement that is critical to the goals I’ve set and that supports my small business vision?
    • Measurement has a cost associated with it, either in real dollars or your time as the small business owner.
    • You must be sure to build in the time or budget into your small business plan that it will take to record and analyze these measurements.
    • GoLocalNW will help you define the metrics that you need to be able to measure the health of your small business and know if you are on track to meet your goals.  We want to help make your vision come true!

Call GoLocalNW at (503) 427-9779 and schedule your free consultation today!

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