6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Successful Q4
When it comes to quarters, there can be a lot of pressure on the fourth, and final, quarter.
Whether you need to have a record quarter to hit your annual goals or you want to continue to keep outperforming yourself you are in the right place. Here are 6 ways to prepare your business for a successful fourth quarter:
Review your annual goals or targets. If you set annual goals or targets for your business, then before you do anything else you need to REVIEW them. Dig those goals out and honestly review your performance. Look at how the business is performing in relation to each goal.
Set your quarterly goals. Now that you’ve reviewed your annual goals and understand exactly what needs to be done in relation to those goals to achieve them by the end of the year, it is time to write your quarterly goals. Achieving the quarterly goals should be ultimately helping you achieve or even better smash your annual goals.
Set your reward in advance. The goals you are setting for your business should be satisfying enough to motivate you, but there is nothing like an added incentive. Your reward should be something that gets you excited!
Create a plan. One of the beauties of planning for a quarter is that it isn’t that long a time frame. This means you can get super detailed in your week-by-week plan about the exact actions you need to take. At the beginning of the quarter, you might not know everything you need to do, but just try and make the plan as detailed as possible, and you can continue to add as the quarter goes on.
Get some external accountability in place. If you are committed to ensuring that your business has a successful Q4 then you should seriously consider getting an accountability buddy or group to ensure you follow through with your plan.
Take action and review your progress. By this point, you should be prepared to have a successful Q4, but you are going to have to do the work. You’ll need to follow your plan and review your progress along the way. Don’t wait until the last week to review your progress. You have a week-by-week plan so check in weekly with your progress.
I work with business owners to get clear on their business goals and then implement the right growth, marketing, and sales strategies. When you work with me, I will be by your side every step of the way, helping you to create your action plans, prioritize your actions, review your progress, and hold you accountable. Schedule a call with me today!