Sunday, August 1, 2010

Six Steps To A Great Business Plan

Start-up entrepreneurs often have difficulty writing out business plans. This discipline is going to help you in many ways so don't skip this planning tool! To make it easier, here are six steps that will produce a worthwhile plan:

1. Write out your basic business concept.

2. Gather all the data you can on the feasibility and the specifics of your business concept.

3. Focus and refine your concept based on the data you have compiled.

4. Outline the specifics of your business. Using a "what, where, why, how" approach might be useful.

5. Put your plan into a compelling form so that it will not only give you insights and focus but, at the same time, will become a valuable tool in dealing with business relationships that will be very important to you.

6. Review the sample plans we furnish and download the blank format to a MS Word document. Fill this in as you progress though the course.


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