In the next couple of weeks, we are going to be bombarded with 100-day plans, 100-day plans for the  Country, 100-day plans for the new administration, 100-day plans to meet your new year’s resolutions, and the list could go on and on.

But how can a 100-day plan work for your business?

Whatever the size of your firm, whether you’re B2B or B2C, and regardless of the industry in which you operate, a 100-day plan can guide you towards increasing profits and market share over the next 365 days.

Thank you to President Franklin Roosevelt who pioneered the concept of a 100-day plan.  Now a tradition with our Presidents, the plan is used as a means of gauging effectiveness in the White House.  The plan typically consists of short term goals that adhere to the long-term version.  Same can be applied to your business.

What do you need to accomplish in 2017?  And what steps do you need to take in the first 100 days of the new year to achieve your goals?   Establishing 100 tasks which need to be done, identifying specific steps and resources needed for those tasks will guide you towards pursuing attainable objectives and start the year off with a burst of energy.  And if you are like me, I am sure you can come up with 100 tasks for your business.

When the 100-day finish line is reached mid-April, you will know if you should be celebrating or if it is time to re calibrate your efforts.

So, what is your 100-day plan?