Seven Steps to Business Success

There is a lot written about business success and business strategy, but in essence it can all be boiled down to seven simple steps:

  1. Be clear where you want to go – your Vision
  2. Know yourself and your current situation – internal analysis
  3. Understand customers’ needs, competition and external forces
  4. Carefully create your unique Business Formula
  5. Devise a plan of action – your Business Strategy
  6. Turn the plan into action
  7. Stick to it – be prepared to Say No

Taken from the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’