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The Business Plan – What Is It and Why Do I Need One | SCORE
Small Business Administration, is dedicated to helping. Starting a small business is exciting, but first-timers may feel unprepared for the experience. Entrepreneurs who find themselves suddenly needing to write a business plan or set short-term and long-term business goals may have no one in their lives with the right experience to help. This national nonprofit helps small businesses succeed by connecting experienced business people with entrepreneurs. It provides free or low-cost business advice to American entrepreneurs through workshops and mentoring.
She wants me to send her a model plan so that she can draft one before she meets with a SCORE mentor. Although I have written about this topic before, I will restate some of my comments because this is a very common request. And rightfully so because a business plan is very important to your business success. I remind CEOs that the most important thing about the plan is the process that it forces you to do to complete the plan.
But with the help of the business mentors of Dayton SCORE who have started and grown businesses, you can navigate the path to creating a successful business. In addition SCORE can provide you with all of the resources you need to start on your entrepreneurial adventure. The formula for successful business start-up is built on five core business principles that help entrepreneurs identify the key elements of a successful business launch and to navigate the challenges of starting a new for-profit or non-profit business. Once you and your SCORE case mentor have identified the key elements that will provide the foundation for starting your new business, you jointly put together a launch plan that can increase your potential for initial business success and long-term survival. This proven start-up plan identifies initiatives, strategies, personal responsibilities, schedules, resources and other elements needed to get the business up and running within a manageable time frame.
Great! I was expecting a character-centered course, so getting to know that creating a character involves environment, how to use in a useful way (pardon for the pun) dialogue, etc, really opened my mind.