A valuable source of information about your business that may be required by third parties ; Improved use of your company personal resulting from participation in the business planning process ; Increased employee motivation ; Increased profits and sustained growth.
Experts say that a strong business plan is one sure step in the direction of success. So, what is a business plan in the first place? It is defined as a document that outlines the functional and financial objectives of a business. It also contains details of the budget involved and the goals to be achieved.
A business that makes sense and is going to be sustainable in the future is one that has that clear vision within which all the smaller parts contribute to make it successful.
Before the preparing the plan, the entrepreneur should: Review previous business plans (if any) and their outcome. This review will help highlight which areas of the business have proved difficult to forecast historically. Be very clear as to objectives on which their plans will be based. Set out the key business assumptions on which their plans will be based.