“The way to get started is to quit talking & begin doing”  Walt Disney

Business Plans

Your route to the future

 

Business Plans – sounds scary! They don’t have to be…

If this is the case then A Business Plan is a roadmap showing you how to get from where you are today to where you want to be at some time in the future.

It is an important tool for you as an Entrepreneur because it gets you to focus on the steps and processes that need to be taken in order to make your business idea a success.

Having a fantastic business idea is not enough and can be totally useless unless you are able to formulate, execute and implement a strategy to make this fantastic idea of yours work.

The benefits of having a Business Plan are that you can:

  • Make sound decisions
  • Define and focus on your idea and strategies.
  • Identify potential weaknesses
  • Spot possible pitfalls in your idea
  • Communicate what your business is about
  • Explain the purpose of funding when seeking finance
  • Potential investors will want to see a Business Plan

At the same time, a Business Plan can also be a great reality check – picking up on the pitfalls that may surround your current idea. Bummer alert – the Business Plan may end up showing that the business isn’t actually sustainable and should not be pursued further. This might be disheartening, but the silver lining is that it prevents any further waste of your time and money chasing something that doesn’t have legs. As an Entrepreneur you could be moving onto something better.

Your brain is now starting whirl and you’re asking yourself – what do I do? what do I need? where do I even begin? – ahhh! JUST BREATHE!

A Business Plan doesn’t have to be a complicated document and you don’t have to spend weeks on it. It will require a few hours of your time initially and like most good plans you will need to review it at least monthly to see that you’re on track to where you want to be.

This is where Basics 4 Business comes to the rescue to help you to formulate Your Plan.

Basics 4 Business is all about busting the myths that surround running a business. It’s not rocket science. It’s all about breaking the processes down into manageable chunks.

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