Millions of people worldwide look at the very successful entrepreneurs we can think of and dream of becoming like them. They have aspirations deep in their hearts to start their businesses and be their bosses. They harbour these aspirations and seek opportunities to manifest them by taking initiatives to identify business opportunities and investing hard-to-come-by funds to start businesses. They hope that they will be owners of successful companies within a few years to propel them to the heights of success and make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.
Since it is a fact that true career happiness lies in the freedom of doing the work we love, the work that is based on our hobbies and which we do effortlessly, there is no guarantee that we will succeed if we don’t take specific elementary steps. If we don’t do certain basic things that will bring our dreams of being successful entrepreneurs to fruition, we will not reach the heights of success we long for.
There is an old cliché that many people spend more time planning weekends, vacations, weddings and parties than designing their own lives. The same is true for businesses. Many people do not spend time planning their businesses before jumping headlong into the sea of uncertainty, which is the business world. They start their businesses based solely on their emotions, enthusiasm and optimism, only to realise a short while down the line that their companies have begun sinking. The cost of business failures is unimaginable as it goes beyond financial to most often emotional and, crucially, sometimes psychologically destabilising would-be entrepreneurs.
It takes much time and thinking to develop a business plan that investors will be willing to read and invest in. It usually takes professionals who charge large amounts of money to write Business Plans.
To make writing Business Plans less complicated and more comfortable for would-be entrepreneurs, the author has taken his time to produce this unique book which is a substantial deviation from the other books on Business Plans, which only answer the question “What Is A Business Plan?” without teaching readers in a very straightforward manner, “How To Write A Business Plan”.
The book also contains a detailed explanation of using Microsoft Excel to prepare financial projections. There are over 200 different questions on all the various aspects of business investors will be interested in, grouped per chapter.
To avoid all this turmoil, the surest way is to write a business plan.
I’m sure you are wondering what a business plan is. Don’t worry; I will explain it to you in short words so you fully understand what I mean.