“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.” – Sun Tzu, military strategist and author of The Art of War.
Developing a business plan is like drawing a road map to success. More than just a way to persuade potential lenders to provide financial backing, a well-developed business plan can become a valuable management tool.
Though writing a business plan may seem like a burdensome task to complete, it’s the first step to getting your ideas off the ground. Putting your plan in writing can help you organize all the puzzle pieces that must come together to make your business a success.
Here are some great ideas and free business plan resources we’ve found across the Web:
Do you have what it takes? – Business Owner’s Toolkit
Business plan tutorial – U.S. Small Business Association
Business plan templates – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business
Steps to a business plan – My Own Business