In our personal lives, the New Year is traditionally a time to look back on the ups and downs of the last 12 months, and to make our resolutions for the year ahead
It’s easy to be cynical, but by identifying your goals and dreams, and making promises to yourself to strive to achieve them, you’re taking the first step to turning them into reality.
It’s exactly the same with your business. Unless you look ahead, make clear plans, quantify them, and share them with all the stakeholders in your business – even if that means just you – there’s every likelihood that this time next year, your business will still be exactly where it is now.
But planning for the future is not just about setting financial goals for turnover and profit – although as accountants, you’ll not be surprised to hear us say that this is something we definitely urge you to do as well. Of course, business is all about generating a financial return – but there are other ways to think about goal-setting. We’ve recently completed our own 5 year mission plan, and in addition to key financial targets, we’ve set ourselves a number of non-financial goals we will reach by 2020. As we said earlier, the first step towards achieving goals is to share them, so we hope you don’t mind if we do just that!
For Inca, inertia has never been an option, and we’ve turned planning ahead into something of an art form even if we do say so ourselves. And it works too – we’ve succeeded in growing our business more than 10% year on year for every year since 2006 – something we’re extremely proud of.
Between 2016 and 2020, we plan to:
If you’d like to help us on our exciting journey, we’d welcome introductions to:
Are you clear on where you want to be in 2020? If you have a vision of where you want to take your business in the next 5 years, you need to surround yourself with partners who share your vision and can help you get there – and that includes your accountant.
At Inca, we’re committed to helping our clients’ achieve their goals – whatever they might be. Call us for an informal chat now – share your aspirations with us and let’s discuss how we can make them happen!