May 17, 2017
By Jason York, E-Z Window Cleaning
The fall as a window cleaner is the toughest time of the year. In most areas of the northern hemisphere, you are trying to get all the business in that you can before snow sets in. We all share the challenge of shorter days after daylight savings in the fall, meaning less hours of daylight. It’s like trying to stuff 80# into a 40# bag. Here’s the kicker…that’s exactly when you should invest your time planning for the next year.
Putting together a real and actionable plan is the key to running a successful business. The better and more thorough the plan, the easier it is to execute. But, putting the plan together is the key to making your goals reality. It’s as simple as setting a realistic goal. Then outlining all the steps it takes to get to that goal. When you get that done, put the numbers to it, and see if things make sense. Then apply the time frames to the steps, and Viola! You’re done! Now comes the hard part…executing that plan! Follow your plan. If it worked on paper, It should work in reality. Most business plans don’t have to be complex, unless you are starting a new business or expanding. Use it to motivate you, and use it to hold yourself accountable.
Some people look at fall as a time of shutting/slowing down. We look at it as a time where we reinvent our business for the following year. The expression, “when you fail to plan, you should plan to fail ” is so true. Leaves are falling here, and the plans are developing…Next year looks like it’s going to be an exciting year!