There is a time and a place for a traditional business plan. If you need one (you're applying for a loan, pitching to investors, or prepping your business for sale), then there is no cutting corners. You need to put in the time to create the type of document that your audience expects to see.
But if you don't fall into any of those groups, or if you're just at the very early stages and are not quite ready to go full throttle with in-depth planning, you can create a working plan in just a few relatively painless hours.
Today's feature article walks you though a streamlined business planning process that will give you a document you can use as the first step of a more traditional plan. In many cases, the resulting document can also serve as your working business plan that will help you get your new business off the ground. So set aside a few hours and give it a try!
How to Write a Simple Business Plan
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