Business Planning Principles - Part I
When I started a consulting practice years ago, I sent a survey to business owners. The essence of the survey revolved around two questions: Do you believe business planning is important and, do you currently have any kind of business plan?
Over 90% who responded said they viewed business planning as important, but only 40% said they had any kind of plan. Some Christians question the value of business planning, wondering if it undermines walking by faith.
Jeremiah 29:11 proclaims, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
According to this verse, God obviously is a planner. The first principle for business planning is this: God values planning. If God values planning, shouldn’t you?