Vanessa Van Petten of Radical Parenting.com shares her business plan for her website and writing business. Her plan is pretty formal, but I like how she spells out in detail her business development ideas (at the end of her post).
by Vanessa Van Petten
I have talked about what it means to be an entrepreneur, the pros and cons of starting a business and why I decided to write a book, the next chapter in my Business Start-Up Kit book is about mission statements. I am in the process of becoming incorporated and trademarking my business name (my next post). While this is happening, I need to write my business plan. I have no idea how to do this, so, I did what I always do when I have no idea what I am doing:
1. Look-up business plan in Wikipedia:
“A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals”
2. Try to find free resource websites:
Oh, how I do love free templates, bplan.com has every kind of free business template you can imagine (including but not limited to: “template for tarot card reading business plan”…yes, seriously. There are 10 basic parts to any business plan, and I realized I would have to tackle them in steps with the tips included in the free template download:
Read the rest here.
Reading sample business plans can give you a ton of ideas for your micro business.
Carol Topp, CPA