I am writing to the chief executive officers of small and medium-sized companies, many privately owned. All of you operate with plans for your business. For some, the plans are not explicit statements—the CEO simply has plans in mind. For others, the plans may go as far as carefully worked out statements of purpose, specific […]. For others, the plans may go as far as carefully worked out statements of purpose, specific steps to be taken, and corresponding budgets—this I call formal planning. What approach to planning is best for your company?
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Editor's note: This article was excerpted from Business Plans Made Easy , a guide to creating a high-impact business plan. The process of writing a business plan helps you take a thorough, careful and comprehensive look at the most important facets of your business, including the contexts in which it operates. Just raising questions can sometimes lead to a solution, or at least ensure that if conditions change you won't be forced to make decisions hastily. The ongoing "what if this or that happens? In other words, the planning process itself makes you a far more capable manager than you would be without it.
There's more to a business than furnishings and office space. Especially in the early stages, startup costs require careful planning and meticulous accounting. Many new businesses neglect this process , relying instead on a flood of customers to keep the operation afloat, usually with abysmal results.
The following business plan for the fictional firm of "Acme Management Technology" AMT is an example of what a completed business plan might look like. This example is provided as part of the instructions and detailed descriptions included in the Components of a Business Plan. This business plan leads the way by renewing our vision and strategic focus of adding value to our target market segments—the small business and high-end home office users in our local market.