Thursday, December 31, 2015

Crafting My 2016 Author’s Business Plan

by Ryan Petty

A Week-Long Process Started Two Days Ago

This is my third business plan as an author; it does get easier... and more exciting.

Starting from scratch was a challenge.

I like my situation better now; I have a better starting point in terms of drafting the document itself as well as some of the self-coaching tools I use.

I described the process I follow in my book, Author Business Plans Made Easy (available here from Amazon). 

I’ll have a semi-final draft (which I will be operating from) by January 4th, the first Business Monday of the New Year. I’ll finish polish the plan as I work with it, by the end of the month.

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A Word of Advice

I use a business planning year that's based on my fiscal year, which is also my tax year.

My first business plan began October 1st, 2013. I revised it and re-adopted it, effective that January 1st, 2014, to bring these annual processes into alignment. 

Recommend you do the same, if you’re serious about the author business.

Wishing you and yours a prosperous New Year!

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