We all know the power of a road map plan when traveling. We also know the power of a blueprint plan when building a house.
Yet so many small business owners seem to overlook planning. Whether it be a marketing plan, an exit strategy plan, or a workflow plan to improve processes and communication; too many small business owners bypass the planning process.
I get it. I understand that planning can be a challenge. I’ve heard it all from smart, successful professionals.
“No time for it, too busy.”
“It’s overwhelming and I’m not sure where to begin.”
With Actionplanr Web Mobile, we are on a mission to change that.
Now, creating a plan is one thing. Implementing it is quite another. Easily accessing it and sharing it is even better.
With Actionplanr Web Mobile, we’re improving the way you get things done through our collaboration planning and task management software.
When you’re on the road, it’s hard to drive and read the map at the same time, right? You need to share it with your passenger(s), discuss it, keep each other aware of the next bend in the road, the next gas stop and the next rest stop, all the time keeping the destination in mind.
It’s no different with your plans in the business world. You need to be able to easily access your plans and the assigned tasks to those plans and you need to be able to share them with members on your team.
Currently, most plans are created in files and folders or Google Docs. They are NOT integrated with a project or task management tool. Your team can’t work with you in real time with easy access to information or the big picture.
Do you see the disconnect?
Having to open several systems, one for planning and one for project/task management is inefficient, tedious, and cumbersome.
That’s why with Actionplanr Web Mobile we are CHANGING the planning process. Actionplanr Web Mobile integrates your plans and your projects. Easy to find. Simple to use.
Now, planning, collaboration and implementation can be seamless. When you can access all your plans and all your projects anywhere, anytime, with anyone on your team, and on any device, that’s powerful.
At the end of the day, we all just want to get things done as easily and effectively as possible.
Planning Is About Outcomes
Great planning always starts with the “End In Mind.”
What does starting with the End In Mind look like? It means getting crystal clear on the outcome or end result you want. It means starting at the end and working backwards to make it happen.
For example, let’s say your current sales are 20K a month and you want to double that to 40K a month. That’s a 100% increase. That means you may need to double your efforts in reaching that goal or increase your rates or prices.
Whatever the case, you need a plan of action to make it happen.
It could mean coming up with a plan to drive more traffic to your website and converting the traffic to buyers or picking up the telephone and making more calls to all the hot leads that came in from a marketing campaign on a new service or product offering.
The point is to start with the outcome you want and come up with a plan to help you make it happen.
Actionplanr Web Mobile Update
We are passionate about helping people create and embrace a vision – then bring it to life.
We are working hard behind the scenes to bring Actionplanr Web Mobile to every person and small team that ever wanted a better way to make things happen and get things done.
For the Techies – we are building Actionplanr Web Mobile on the Polymer Project (Google’s product) and Firebase (Google’s product). This is what our lead developer likes to call “bleeding edge!” It’s one step beyond ‘cutting edge’ technology.
We have also successfully put our first Developer Intern through our Pair Programming schedule where our Interns code along side with our more senior Developers. This program has proven to be a huge success. If you are interested in learning more about our Pair Programming platform for Developer Interns, feel free to contact me at brenda at actionplanr dot com.
We’ve had enthusiastic response to our Beta Version Invite. Our goal is to sign up 800 more Beta Testers by the time we launch in 2015.
Do you know someone who could benefit from using Actionplanr Web Mobile? Forward this blog post to them and invite them to sign up to become a Beta Tester for Actionplanr Web Mobile.
Stay tuned and thanks for your support!