All of these unknown factors can become quite overwhelming, especially when you aren’t getting any answers. In fact, many would-be entrepreneurs never get started because of this issue alone.
That’s why I think business plans are so helpful. Not only can they provide many of the answers that business-starters are looking for, but they give people a path to follow, so that opening a business doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. They can also help you find people to give you money to start your business.
However, sitting down to write a plan doesn’t sound like much fun. It seems more like doing homework or writing a report. Entrepreneurs usually want to jump in and do the fun stuff – things they’re good at.
A much easier (and) fun way to do this is using an online step-by-step program like LivePlan. You don’t have to know anything about putting together a plan, but the end result is a professional business document, making you look like a pro. Here’s a short clip on what I mean:
Here’s a detailed video that goes inside the software and shows you how to start your plan: