Business Planning - Creating a Roadmap for Your Business
From Tapping Your Inner Entrepreneur
by Diane Sears, in NAWBO's Entrepreneurship Trilogy
Why do some women seem to zoom to the top of their fields and turn their businesses into multimillion-dollar corporations while others struggle to maintain one-person companies? Is it luck? Timing? Education? Money?
It might be a little of all those things. But mostly it's because of planning. Setting your goals in writing and doing what your schoolteachers always instructed you to do - your homework - makes all the difference in the world.
Whether you plan to sell canned fruit out of your home kitchen or run an architectural firm that designs resorts around the world, you need a roadmap of where you want to go and how you intend to get there. Otherwise, how will you know whether you've made it?