The Easy Way To Write A Business Plan – 3 Key Steps

Most people find creating a business plan one of the hardest things to do when setting up a business but it doesn’t need to be. Like everyone else it’s not one of my favourite things, so I decided to look of ways at making it easier. Having written and reviewed many plans over the years I discovered that if you have the right formula then the planning process becomes much easier.

This article is dedicated to explaining the right formula and giving the 3 key steps for easy success in writing business plans.

1. Find a template

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Integrative Business Planning – Managing Complexity


Business Planning is normally done when a business plan is needed for financing purposes or to use as a guideline on running and growing a business (as a start-up or for the next time frame). Many crucial features of a business need to be addressed and balanced in this planning process. Various options, problems and risks relating to these features will be considered.

Entrepreneurs often assume that one variable has a linear relationship with another (e.g. $x spending on marketing will create $y income in sales). Business is, however, seldom that simple. Many multi-directional relationships tend to occur between the various features. Sales would for instance also be influenced by product quality, price, etc. Sales on the other hand will influence future expansions. To cater for this phenomenon an integrative business planning process is required.

Crucial Issues in Business Planning

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5 Reasons Why NOT to Write a Business Plan

Looking back I don’t think I’ve ever written specifically about business plans before and the more I think about it the more I realise why, because they’re usually a pretty boring subject.

Let’s be honest, business plans are not fun things to write or to read, so I’ve quite happily avoided the subject up to now.

So why the sudden change of heart?

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