Section 1: Executive Summary The Executive Summary of your strategic plan should be completed last, and this section merely summarizes each of the other sections of your plan.
The Executive Summary is important since it will help other key constituents, such as employees, advisors, and investors, quickly understand and support your plan.
Also, once you determine the opportunities you will pursue, your financial projections will map out the goals.
For example, you’ll know exactly how many new customers you must attract in the next month, and at what price point, to achieve next month’s goal.
Section 12: Operations Plan Your operations plan helps you transform your goals and opportunities into reality.
In this section of your plan, you will identify each of the individual projects that comprise your larger goals and how these projects will be completed.
It also helps you identify which strengths you must develop in the near future to improve your company.
Section 5: Goals Setting and achieving goals is the hallmark of successful companies and is a critical element of your strategic plan.
Section 11: Team The team section of your strategic plan ensures you have the human resources to execute on the opportunities you’ve identified and to achieve the goals you established in section 5 of your plan.
Here you should list your current team members and identify the types of people you need to hire in the next year to achieve your goals.