By Bill Mattern, Nexstar® Network Business Coach

Someone once said “battles are won in the general’s tent,” and I think this is a great analogy for business. Sure, a general will spend some time in the trenches with his soldiers, but the most successful one spends time away from the trenches, in his tent strategizing, planning, and setting objectives and goals important for victory. As business owners we are the generals of our businesses and, like a good general, we too need to step out of the trenches and spend time in the general’s tent. Now is the time to do that and start thinking about your plan for 2014.

You might be thinking: Why do I want to think about planning for 2014 now in September? Read my article in this month’s Reeves Journal about the importance of business planning workshop; and why you need to start planning now for increased sales and profits next year.

Nexstar Network is a business-development and best-practice organization for residential PHCE contractors.