1. Plan for two quarters at a time.
Small businesses are like speed boats. Big businesses are like aircraft carriers. As small businesses, we are more nimble and can react faster. We are also affected more by outside factors. Passengers on a large ship may not even notice a big wave that could capsize a small boat. Thus, it’s pretty futile to plan beyond two quarters for small businesses so you don’t waste your time. The bright side? You can make a lot of progress in just two quarters. Be sure to celebrate all that you accomplish during those six months.