Over the next few years, do you intend to grow your business, to make it smaller, or to keep it about the same size as it is now?
In terms of annual sales, how large would you eventually like your firm to be? A broad estimate is fine.
Why do you want to see your business grow to that size? Does it have to be that size to:?
Would you eventually like to have your firm “go public,” i.e., have its stock traded on one of the public exchanges?
Why do you want to keep your business about the same size? Is it because:?
Do you intend to get out of your business within the next few years?
Do you intend to get out by:?
Do you plan to start another business after you leave this one?
On a scale of 1-to-10 where “10” means extreme success and “1” means total failure, how successful is your business?
What are the TWO most important factors influencing the rating you just made of your firm’s success?
Volume 1, Issue 6, 2001
ISSN - 1534-8326
William J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
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