Running without shoes. Golfing without a putter. Reading without glasses.

These are all examples of doing something you love without being fully prepared.

You need to make the necessary preparations or you’ll pay the consequences. Sore feet, a triple bogey or a night of headaches.

Here’s another example for business owners: Growing without planning.

Growing your business is the goal, and it’s a big part of how you measure success. But there comes a time when growing can cause complications, struggles and frustration. This often happens from realizing growth without implementing a proper plan for that growth.

Without a plan, without an engaged organization, your business growth will be hindered. You may have to stop your efforts to expand and backtrack instead, so you can focus on how the growth should have been handled in the first place.

Planning for growth before realizing growth is a logical concept and might seem obvious. But in no way is it simple.

There are scenarios to be considered, strategies to be optimized and structures to be organized. If any pillar is out of alignment, your business could suffer.

You’ll need to lean on the guidance and wisdom of experienced professionals in many fields. That’s where YourBoard comes in.

To learn more about planning to grow from where you are today to where you want to be, take a tour of YourBoard.us, a place where business owners come together to share, learn and succeed.