Your Business Should Be Flexible, Not Rigid _ Your business needs to be flexible and dynamic. It needs to adapt to your customers needs, to the changes in the market, to the economic climate, to the available technology. It needs to evolve as you experiment with advertising media, copy, headlines, price points, offers, social networking and split testing. As you create a market you'll be surveying them to find out what they really want from your business and then you'll be creating exactly that. You'll be creating goals that you want to achieve and tracking them weekly or monthly using a spreadsheet. The common factors here are flexibility, experimentation and adaptation. Now tell me where a rigid five year business plan fits into this scenario? It doesn't, because a rigid plan is the last thing you need.
Are you wondering if you really need a business plan for your catering business? Perhaps you are thinking that as you only plan on starting a relatively small business it won't really be necessary. Many people think like this and, of course, many people end up failing in their first year of business. We highly recommend that you avoid becoming yet another business that underestimated costs or found that the market wasn't ready for what they had to offer. Below we have outlined ten reasons why you must prepare a catering company business plan. We explain how if you do take the time to prepare a plan you will be increasing your chances of being successful with your catering startup.