Starting a business is not a walk in the park. It may sound cliché, but that is the truth. Diving in without proper preparation and enough perseverance will just throw you down the drain along with those who failed.
The good news is, you can prevent failing miserably if you come up with a proper business plan right before you actually start your chosen business.
In preparing your business plan, you have to remember that this is your outline for the whole business, you have to write it properly and as detailed as possible.
Here are what you have to include in your business plan:
Overview or summary
This is where you can explain the detailed nature of your business. What is it, what it aims to do, the target market, why you think it is needed, how it can solve the problem it is solving.
Mission and Vision
Your short term and long term goals for your business will be written here. Mention how you envision the customers and your business.
The business organization
This is where you will introduce everyone who is involved with your business as well as their roles and responsibilities.
Products or services
Describe in detail what service or product you will be selling. How it can help your target market, and how this product or service will merge with the society.
Next, after you detail your products or services, you have to have a solid plan for how you will get your name out there. How do you plan to advertise?
You need to make this as comprehensive as possible because this is where you can prove that your business will have enough money to cover the expenses even before the customers come.
Based on the marketing and financial strategies that you made, provide a income projection for the first year. This can also serve as your goal tracker.