Define what it is you would like to accomplish in 26 weeks. Pick items that you can reasonably attack and achieve. For instance, if you want to move the needle on your sales, calculate a quota that requires a little more elbow grease and effort from you and the staff.
When I first started the Valley Venture Mentors program, I knew that I wanted to make use of the connections and expertise I was going to be privy to for six months. The first thing my mentor Angela and I did was prioritize a list of goals I wanted to reach by the end of the program.
As small business owners, our attention is pulled in many directions. Having a set list will keep you focused. Over the course of my six months, when I started getting new ideas or lost in the daily shuffle of running my startup, Angela would ask me if whatever I was doing tied into my list – if it didn’t, I ditched it.
Join us tomorrow for #2.