Eric Jacobson

How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

In Company Culture, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Books, Leadership Education, Leadership Skills, Management, Mission Statement, Motivating Employees, Team Building on November 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

Kansas City’s Joe Calhoon, published earlier this month, The 1 Hour Plan for Growth, where he provides a system for creating a clear and compelling business plan for growth.

I believe business plans are critical to any business — new or old.  So, if this book helps those who have been putting off the task because it seems too daunting, try Calhoon’s book.

The 194-page shows business leaders how to write a plan in about one hour so it fits on a single sheet of paper.  The plan will include six essential elements:

  1. Vision
  2. Mission
  3. Values
  4. Objectives
  5. Strategies
  6. Priorities

And, Calhoon teaches how to write a plan that will engage employees and develop leadership capacity.  Calhoon’s system has been used by Kansas City-based companies, such as:

  • Cruise Holidays of KC
  • Jack Stack Barbecue
  • Redemption Plus
  • United Heating & Cooling

“Joe Calhoon is an expert at making the growth planning process simple. This book is a must read for every team member where leadership is committed to growth.  Now there is a book which makes the growth planning process simple and practical,” said Stephen Linnemann, VP at Burns & McDonnell Engineering.

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