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The Top 50 Business Plan Posts Of The Year - And A Poll

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Do you have a business plan for your company?

Yes, and it is working
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No votes
No, haven't got around to it
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17%
Somewhat but needs work
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83%
Naahh, Don't think I need one
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No votes
 
Total votes : 6

The Top 50 Business Plan Posts Of The Year - And A Poll

Postby Al Smith » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:58 pm

The Top 50 Business Plan Posts Of The Year - By The Way, Do You Have One For Your Company?

Hi Everyone, I was just taking it easy this morning, browsing some forums, blogs, sites, etc. I came across a gem for business people (ie. "us") looking for information on how to form business plans for their company.

Once you set your business goals, why, you must make up plans to achieve them, right? You would be surprised how many people just skip over this step. (Are you one of them? I have been guilty of this myself. GRINS.)

Yesterday I have again seen the error of my ways after I started reading a post on Joseph Ratliff's, The Profitable Business Edge 2 Blog. See Joe for more information)

Anyway, back to the point. Here is a post outlining The Top 50 Business Plan Posts Of The Year on Evan Carmichael's site.

http://www.evancarmichael.com/Tools/Top ... e-Year.htm

They have literally searched through the internet and came up with what they thought were the best business plan posts created.

So if you are looking to be successful in business of any type, go over there and check it out. Nuff said. See you later.

Al

P.S. Oh, and please take a few seconds to participate in the poll. Thanks.
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Gordon Ramsey Quote

Postby Al Smith » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:20 pm

While I was searching I remembered a quote by Gordon Ramsey about business success. (You may or may not like this man but no one can say that he doesn't get things done. And he is a tremendously successful business man.)

Anyway I am taking this quote to heart when I am creating and adjusting my business plans . . .

Here is the quote.

The secret is to make sure that the business is running to perfection, with or without me. -- Gordon Ramsey


Wow! How about that for developing somewhat passive income investments?

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Postby shortstack » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:06 am

Thanks Al for getting the cogs spinning in my head!
I have a business plan for a business which I just started. But the other, which I have done for 3 years had no business plan.
The reason-I never heard of one or had someone emphasize its importance.
This is the 2nd time in recent history Business Planning is staring me in the face. I thank you so much for the great posts here.
A business plan is the compass for your business, right?

:) Lisa
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Postby shortstack » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:20 am

As usual, I hit submit too soon.
The only reason the new business has a business plan is because a very smart guy developed it and I use it as a template that I can modify with my own personal stuff.

I have to admit, I am intimidated by a business plan. I never went to business school and am only doing business for 2 years now.
I have a mission statement, which I read, revise, and stick to.

Looking forward to what others have to say about business plans.

:) Lisa
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Postby Al Smith » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:53 am

Hi Lisa,

I too had a problem detailing a vision for my company.

I am still working on that as we speak.

You'd think that it would not be that difficult because, as I think of it we have goals, we make plans.

We have business goals, we make business plans to attain those business goals within our main life goals framework.

Seems like a piece of cake, right? Then why do so many of us never plan out our business in detail?

I mean it does not have to be this "great big" thing just hanging out there over us . . . It could be a simple plan outlining steps for successful business growth.

Maybe someone who has a vision and detailed plans for success could weigh in with their opinions and "secrets". LOL!

Al
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