Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
When I tried starting my first business I didn’t have a solid, well thought-out business plan. I threw together a rough one that I used to apply for a bank loan (which I didn’t get, by the way).
I’ve found the best way to make sure a business is going to be successful is to create a plan. It doesn’t need to be pages long and take you days and days to complete. Below are some great things to consider to help you create your plan.
A good plan will help you figure out approximately what your business will cost to get off the ground. You don’t want to guess at this. Knowing your costs will help you decide what you’re going to charge.
Also include information about your competition. Don’t forget about them. In one way or another they exist and you’re going to want to get to know them.
The bottom line – most businesses fail because they don’t have a clearly spelled-out plan. Don’t make that mistake.
For those of you who have been in business for awhile, don’t think that this can’t help you. Your plan should be taken out on a regular basis, reread and updated.
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