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.
Describe the manufacturing or operating process and associated costs. Contain believable finical projections, with key data explained and documented.
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.
Most of all if you are seeking funding for your business, it will be absolutely crucial to go along and show someone an actual plan, because there will be very few people who will loan you money on the basis of what's just in your head. So it's pivotal to have a plan and be committed to preparing that document.