Setting Goals or Goals. Objectives or targets are specifically formulated and identify the level of performance that the organization is expected to reach at any given time in the future by considering the reality of the problem and the environmental opportunities as well as the strengths and weaknesses the company has.
The plan should cover one year. For small companies, this is often the best way to think about marketing. Things change, people leave, markets evolve, customers come and go. Later on we suggest creating a section of your plan that addresses the medium-term future--two to four years down the road. But the bulk of your plan should focus on the coming year.