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Business Planning: Introduction and Orientation

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Business Planning: Introduction and Orientation

By Tim Berry, Guest Blogger
Published: February 12, 2010 Updated: December 12, 2011

 
 
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About the Author:

Tim Berry

Guest Blogger

Founder and Chairman of Palo Alto Software and bplans.com, on twitter as Timberry, blogging at timberry.bplans.com. His collected posts are at blog.timberry.com. Stanford MBA. Married 44 years, father of 5. Author of business plan software Business Plan Pro and www.liveplan.com and books including The Plan As You Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press, 2008.

Comments:

Writing a Business Plan or Business Road Map is one of the most important ingredients that will help you succeed. It may be difficult to write a good Business plan and it may not be the best idea pay somebody to write it for us. A bit of advise to those needing assistance is that there are Business Plan writing software and plenty of internet websites that can assist you and give you a good guidance. When writing BP using software you will be guided with plenty of examples and will be asked many relevant questions.
I am very interested in any advice how to setup a business plan step by step for an online marketing strategy, without getting lost in the wrong track. I am involved in the anti-aging industry. Looking for experienced online marketing pro's. Any serious advice is much appreciated! Feel free to contact me!
Business plan is inevitable for start up business. It serves as a roadmap for the business, a document that provides vision,mission, goals and benchmarking.
I remember when I started my business. I had everything planned out to a T but nothing worked as planned. It really is a learning experience.
Thanks for the video Tim! Planning is really everything in business.
Business plan is inevitable for start up business. It serves as a roadmap for the business, a document that provides vision,mission, goals and benchmarking. I found out it is very useful, thanks !
Love the message. As a business owner myself I know how important planning is. Without it you are just setting yourself up for failure.
Great video Tim. If you fail to plan you plan to fail.
I agree, thanks a lot for the video Tim!
Taking the time to make a decent business plan is the the key to success and something I struggled with when starting my own business. Having researched in many places and read various material on this subject I have to say thanks to Tim as these tips were very helpful.

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