Monday, June 24, 2013

Your Business Plan Guide

Business Plan Guide
A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you've written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan.
Business plans are inherently strategic. You start here, today, with certain resources and abilities. You want to get to a there, a point in the future (usually three to five years out) at which time your business will have a different set of resources and abilities as well as greater profitability and increased assets. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there.

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May 28, 2013 in Your Business Plan
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March 28, 2013 in Your Business Plan
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January 16, 2013 in Your Business Plan
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January 3, 2013 in Your Business Plan
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October 3, 2012 in Your Business Plan
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July 22, 2012 in Your Business Plan
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Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

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July 18, 2012 in Your Business Plan

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