This question may not belong here, for that I apologize in advance.
I work with my father at his small company that he started. About 5 years ago is when he moved into his first physical location. We do web development + computer repair.
My question is, don't most, if not all, startups / small businesses have a specific idea of where they are trying to move? Don't they have a general idea of what numbers to expect in certain time frames?
I ask this because I feel our company is simply "there". There is no grand scheme to things, except that we want there to be success at the end of the road. Obviously we have talked about the future before, but my father refuses to talk specifics. We don't crunch numbers or consider certain outcomes. He likes to wait until things have to be addressed instead of pre-planning. There is no flagship product that we're developing, more of just working as work comes in, which doesn't seem right at all.
So isn't this abnormal? It's hard to evaluate things when it is only he and I here. There are no other opinions or people to seek advice from. I'd just like to know if most startups and small businesses have a more specific plan of what they're doing.