We often see entrepreneurs who are working so much on the day_to_day tasks of building the business that they do not take the time to properly plan. Usually the business owner did not take the time to properly plan for the future. This is one of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make. In this article I will outline 5 reasons an entrepreneur needs a business plan to keep their business on the right track.
He explains that his definition of a business plan is "a formal document written to capture and communicate the planned direction and manoeuvres required for the business to accomplish its most important goal _ profitability". Balanko_Dickson adds that profit is no accident, and by writing and following your plan, you increase the chances of achieving profitability. Balanko_Dickson educates that developing a detailed plan will provide you with an opportunity to shape a powerful business development strategy, whether your goal is to: get financing to start; get financing to expand; be more organised and increase your odds of success; identify the value of your business and prepare a plan for selling; create a plan to buy a business; create a management succession plan to facilitate your retirement, etc.