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Time is on Your Side

Use these 4 tips to kickstart your momentum.

This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Entrepreneurs often grumble that they don't have the or the energy to create a formal plan to achieve their goals. Technological advances and customer expectations have greatly increased the speed of conducting business. Entrepreneurs have come to believe that spontaneity without preparation is the only path they can take to succeed.

But time is not your adversary. You can build a solid foundation for achieving your goals and maintaining even without a long lead time for making a decision. Creating meaningful forecasts and strategies frees you to make better decisions instantly, and providing that key knowledge to those around you allows them to contribute ideas you may never have thought of on your own.

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