The need for comprehensive business plan development can never be overstated. Every entrepreneur must develop a business plan, irrespective of the nature of his commercial setup. Whether you set up a new venture, or buy out a running business, purchase a franchise, or simply wish to expand your current business, it is imperative to develop a business plan. Often, timely business plan development saves you from being wiped out by the competition.
A well-developed plan proves very informative. Besides stating the goals and the ways and means to get there, it lists all the production processes and their capacities. A description of your products and services, the size of your business and the scope for expansion tells you exactly where you stand. Even details of the competition are included along with price comparisons to keep you alert. It lays down the standard to be followed for the advertisement of the company’s products and services, and allocates the resources accordingly. Vital information on the ability of company personnel to adopt and implement the plan guidelines solves many HR issues.
Creating a plan involves more than just a feasibility study. It is the first document you present before potential investors and bankers. Even suppliers may extend initial or extended credit on the basis of your plan content.
The plan serves you till the very end. If you decide to sell your business, the buyers uses it to evaluate your business and to feel confident about their investment. The set of guidelines helps the new owner ensure a smooth transition and continued operational success.