Strategic Planning – How Much Should Organizations Spend on Business Planning? March 19, 2013/in Premium, Strategic Planning /by Nathan Ives+Well-crafted strategic and annual business plans provide a sense of purpose and direction. They establish the operations and initiative activities the organization will implement in order to achieve defined outcomes. Hi there! This article is available for free. Simply register as a StrategyDriven Personal Business Advisor Self-Guided Client by clicking here. If you're already a StrategyDriven Personal Business Advisor client or a related category subscriber, please log in to read this article.