Small Business in a Big World

September 7, 2010

Getting Your Small Business Plan to Work

Filed under: small business,Uncategorized — itbiznez @ 9:05 am

[tweetmeme source=”LilBizBigWorld” only_single=false] Most first-time entrepreneurs do not see the importance of how a small business plan would work for them. Typically, these entrepreneurs just go with their gut, ignoring the first step in what would make their businesses thrive in the industry. Before any endeavor or venture can be considered a success, a plan has been put in place as a preparation to be able to identify activities and measures to ensure its success. It does not matter if you are just operating a small business, the planning process holds an importance that entrepreneurs should set aside time for.

Once you have an idea of which business you would want to start, you need to develop two plans: a concept presentation plan and a full financial business plan.

The concept presentation plan would describe in full detail your products or services, your target market, trends in the industry and most of all your business concept. Think of it as a background of what your business is all about. You could use this plan to convince investors, suppliers and landlords that you have an appealing business.

The full financial business plan should discuss in full detail management accounting, costing and everything else that pertains about money your will be generating. You may use this plan for presentation to banks and other lending investors. Why do you need this type of small business plan? It is important that you know whether your business is feasible in the industry. You need to know how much you need and how much you will be earning. Without arming yourself with this knowledge, you may just lose money instead of earning it.

If you are already well on your way in operating your business, you need to constantly monitor your small business plan. Check if you are meeting the goals that you have set up by reviewing what your goals and objectives are and if you have reached them. The business plan you have set up at the onset of your business is the key to growing your business in ways you haven’t even dreamt of.

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