Like most businesses we are busy making plans for the New Year…and the middle of the year…and the end of the year etc etc – because in order to plan the beginning you need to plan the end. 
Before you set off on your business journey you should have an end in mind. Is your “end” getting your company to a stage where you can sell and move on to your next business venture (or to the Bahamas)? Or is your “end” a goal for where you want your business to be in 5-10 years time? 
Whatever your end is, the sooner you plan for it the better. Even if your business is no more than an idea right now, make your plans.