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Most businesses start out with a dream and an inspiration but, sadly, that seems to be where it all ends.

Creating Your Action Plan and

Online Business Timeline

Even the most innovative businesses can wind up closing their doors because a good action plan and a focused timeline were not in place at conception.

There are many benefits to creating your action plan and online business timeline. When you have an action plan put into place, follow it regularly, and continue to focus on your business timeline, things will run much more smoothly for your new business, your employees, and your customers.

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tips for creating a Powerful Action Plan:

Streamline Your Path: 

If you have a dream and a vision – excellent. Now, you must have knowledge of where your business is heading down the line. It is important to focus on a streamlined path when you first start your business, you are playing the long-game. Otherwise, you are likely to find that your business is “all over the place.” Be sure to be specific in where you expect your business to go in the first twelve months.

Put it in Writing

In the early stages of creating your business, it is important to sit down and create an action plan - in writing. Without this piece of the puzzle, it can get messy quite quickly. Having an action plan in your head or verbalizing it with others is not nearly as efficient as putting it down in writing.

Measure Your Goals Consistently

Make sure to check up on your goals often. By measuring your goals, you consistently marry those goals against where you are at the moment. If your goals are not in alignment with where they should be, then it is time to re-evaluate.

Break Down Bigger Projects

When you create your action plan, make certain to break down bigger projects into more manageable ones. In this way, you will be able to get the whole job done without it feeling overwhelming.


Do not be afraid to delegate some of your tasks. If you try to do everything all on your own, chances are all those balls you are juggling will come tumbling down sooner rather than later. AND remember, it doesn't have to just be business related. Maybe this weekend your partner can grocery shop, so you can work on your action plan. Sometimes, it is the every day tasks we forget to ask for help with.

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing."

Miles Davis

Tips for creating a Solid Timeline

Create a Timeline for Every Task: 

You may think it is not necessary to create a timeline for each and every task; however, a timeline is essential for success. Creating a timeline will help you to manage your time and your business.

Keep it Real

A timeline should have manageable and realistic date attached to each task. If you create a timeline goal too soon, then you may set yourself up for failure. By being realistic, you set yourself up for success.

Differentiate Your Tasks

Make certain to differentiate your short-term tasks from your long-term tasks. For example, a short-term task would be to write and publish a blog article and a long-term task would be to improve your social media status.

Stick to Your Timeline, No Matter What

You have to have integrity in this area. You need to stick with your timeline no matter what, if you keep pushing it further away, you will be stuck in one spot for too long. Moving forward is the only way to achieve success.

Stay Focused

It is very easy to let a task go because other “stuff” gets in the way. Stay focused and stick to your timeline. Check your progress as you go along the way.

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