How to Save Thousands through Proper Planning

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

President Eisenhower understood that while life is unpredictable, mental and physical preparation will benefit us no matter what comes our way. On the small business battlefield, things are certainly unpredictable—if you didn’t know that before, you certainly know it after surviving 2020! Even as the economy starts to recover from a difficult year, no season will be without its challenges. As we all look ahead to what we hope to accomplish in 2021, it is imperative that we plan carefully and set specific goals. Knowing how to structure an effective plan is not only a great relief and opportunity for your business, but it can help to save thousands of dollars a year.
Whether it’s budgeting your personal time or laying out strategic growth goals, time spent planning can yield exponential returns. Successful sweeping companies that emphasize the planning process can position themselves to take advantage of opportunities like:
● Yearly tax deductions
● Reduced mileage and repair costs
● Maximized trade-in allowances
● Seasonal prediction of sales cycles and job turnover
● Growth opportunities

By taking advantage of these and other benefits, the focus shifts from crisis management to proactive growth. Efficient planners have the freedom to control their environment rather than react to it. This inevitably leads to more money and time invested in areas that will generate the greatest returns.
Here at NiteHawk, we often spend time with our great customers to help them develop new growth plans. With one such company, the meeting included accountants and operations managers, and we developed a simple but comprehensive fleet turnover policy. With a few hours of planning, we were able to help them save thousands of dollars by maximizing the lifespan of every piece of equipment. With another customer, we helped streamline their alternative fuel tax credit process, enabling the business to take advantage of major year-end savings and free up funds for other use.
Through all these client experiences, we have learned the tremendous advantages of conscious planning efforts. Not only have our clients saved money; they’ve improved their company cultures and boosted employee morale. Involving different employees in the planning process shows that you value their input and are invested in their future, as well as the future of the company. It is incredible how much growth and improvement can happen when you get the right players in the room all working toward the same goals.
If we can assist you and your company in the planning process, please reach out. We would love to hear from you.

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