Why is a Business Plan essential?

4 11 2009

It might sound obvious, but the main point of a Business plan is to steer your business on the road to success.

It’s often easy for entrepreneurs to rely on their memory instead of writing a business plan, and sometimes this works, but to get the best possible advantage when you are starting a business, write a business plan.

A business plan also makes it a lot easier to see what decisions you made that have opened up either new opportunities or risks. You will then know in the future not to do what gave you the biggest risk, whereas if you hadn’t written it down, chances are you would have forgotten about it.

According to business plan development company Concord Business Development, a business plan is important because it is the keystone to assess and articulate opportunities, and supply the necessary resources. Additionally, a business plan makes sure that the management and the investors all know exactly what is going to be happening.


What a business plan involves


  • Business Goals
  • Management Plan
  • Operating Plan
  • Marketing Plan
  • Financial Plan
  • Action Plan
  • Market Research
  • Competitor Research

In your business plan, you should also evaluate what everyone in the company brings to the table; what are the weaknesses of the company, and what are the strengths? Also, what are the possible threats you need to keep an eye on, and any opportunities you think may arise in the future?

I hope you found this helpful, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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