“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
The above quote may be regarded by some as a cliché, but it is also a very true statement.
You’ve decided to start your own online business and may fall into one of these categories:
- You’re brand new to starting a business
- You’re brand new to starting on online business
- You have an offline business but want to build an online presence in order to attract more clients or customers
What You Have in Common
The common denominator for all three groups is that in order to reach your goals and experience success, you must have a plan in writing or a blueprint for your business.
Value of a Plan
Having a written business plan or a blueprint gives you focus, allows you to create momentum, and create direction in your business. It will allow you to keep your business on track by providing ways to identify your goals and the strategies you’ll need to implement in order to reach your goals.
A business plan, properly executed, will allow you to identify your business strengths and weaknesses.
It’s important to note that as you gain more knowledge and understanding of what is involved in having an online business, your needs for your business may change or grow. As a result, you may need to make changes to your original business plan for the success of your online business. If you’ve already started your online business without a written business plan, it’s time to go back and do it. It’s worth the effort to do so.
In my next post I’ll expand on how to set up your business plan. In the meantime, I invite you to visit http://budurl.com/gybot and claim a copy of my Checklist on getting your online business started in 72 hours or less.