I just blogged about this over on the Catch The Fire (my employer) Office blog.
Like many SMBs, we spend a lot of our time fighting fires and running from one project to the next. Taking time out to plan for the future is a luxury not often afforded, or not often pursued. I’ll admit also that in the past our organization has had a bad track record for not sticking to plans in the long term. So I was a little reticent about spending weeks of time last year on a 5 Year Plan… but I did it anyway.
Read the full article here: http://blogs.catchthefire.com/office/2010/08/20/the-benefits-of-planning/