Why Have A Business Plan: Learn about why you should have a business plan.
Most people write a business plan because they have to. Many banks and
other lenders require that a business plan be submitted alongside
applications for startup or expansion loans. A detailed, written plan,
especially one with accompanying financial statements, helps them gauge
the viability of the business and, by extension, the lender’s risk.
But a business plan is not just a hoop to jump though in order to get
money. It can be an important piece of the puzzle that can help
determine the path and ultimate success of a business. A business plan
can also serve as a goal-setting or motivational tool. Even
well-established businesses develop business plans to set milestones
for the business one, two, five, or more years in the future.
A business plan can address everything from the basic daily workings of
the business to marking plans to competition – all in one, cohesive
document. Until you know everything it will take to run your business,
it’s nearly impossible to anticipate how much money your business will
make, and how much money it will take to do it.
Lack of planning is one of the top reasons for business failure. Having
a written business plan can only help an entrepreneur’s chances.
Some people are surprised to find, during the business plan research
and writing process, that their business idea may not be as viable as
they once thought. Better to find this out sooner than later. This
frees you to either modify the structure and vision of your business,
or choose a different venture altogether.
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