Why write a business plan? If you wanted to build a house, you wouldn't walk over to an empty lot and just start nailing boards together. Yet, unlike a house, a business isn't static. We often make the mistake of thinking of a business plan as a single document that you just put together when you're first starting out and then set aside. Something to check off the to-do list and be done with.
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A business plan is a written document that describes in detail how a business—usually a startup —defines its objectives and how it is to go about achieving its goals. A business plan lays out a written roadmap for the firm from marketing , financial, and operational standpoints. Business plans are important documents used to attract investment before a company has established a proven track record. They are also a good way for companies to keep themselves on target going forward.