Do you really need to write a business plan?
If you are actively balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur...you need a plan. A place to write down all of your thoughts and goals for your business. A refer point that you can use on a regular basis and measure your progress.
I worked in the corporate world for most of my adult life. I would have to update my business plan on a quarterly basis and I admit...I dreaded it. I would put this task off for days if not weeks, waiting till the last moment possible to create my business plan.
What I found each and every time was that a business plan is so incredibility helpful for success in business. It's the process of looking at your current business situation, identifying your future goals and creating a plan to achieve them.
So, create a business plan that will help you grow your business and reach your goals. It doesn't have to be formal or lengthy. Keep it simple, it is a tool that will assist you to identify business challenges and opportunities. Use these 5 simple steps to create an effective one page business plan.
The more thought you put into these questions, the more you will get out of this exercise. Remember, a business plan is meant to help you.
1. Your Vision: A snap shot of your future business.
2. Your Mission: The current state of your business.
3. Your Goals: Future business goals.
4. Strategies: Action needed to achieve goals.
5. Action Plan: Write it down.
That's it! Now get started, you have a successful business to run. I provide a 30, 60, 90 day planner inside my FREE printable planner, here is the link:
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