If You’re the Head Coach, Then Your Business Plan is Your Playbook

Think of your business plan as a sales play book for your business to sucesesfully win the game. It needs to convince your team that your new idea can be successful. Your enthusiasm, dedication and confidence in the project should be evident to anyone reading it. You should want your plan written as if the player,(Investors) are not familiar with the type of business you are starting. The most effective business plans are the ones that are professionally researched and written like you are a veteran at your game. Your plan should reflect the current realitys of the market, and also your present and future goals.

If you’re starting a business, a business plan can help you identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It should also be written to prove that your ideas and investments can be economically turned into a viable business. And last but not least, it must be written in a way that can secure financing from lenders and investors.

Just like a coach’s most prized possession, his playbook, a business plan should help you develop accurate financial forecasts and compare your planned performance to your actual performance.

If you’re ready to grow your business, a business plan is what you will use to create a strategy to manage your growth, and also lower your business risks.

Also, when it is time to exit the game, a business plan is there to help you establish a timeline for the transition process. A professionally written business plan will be there to identify financial and regulatory requirements and develop a plan to transfer ownership, sell your business, or close your business.

A business plan is an invaluable tool for every business owner, whether you are just starting up, are getting ready to, or have been in business for years. A professionally written and researched business plan is the final document to communicate your vision to the bankers and investors that have financial faith in you and your team.