A business plan is definitely something every new business needs. But drawing up a business plan on your own can be quite tedious and time consuming – therefore it can be a good idea to have a look at some business plan software.
We live in an age where time is always of the essence, so we need quicker and easier ways of doing these time intensive jobs. When you start a business, usually the last thing you are really concerned about is a good solid plan, but so few business owners actually realise that it is probably one of the most crucial aspects of getting business started.
A friend of mine recently quit her job with the idea that she'd rather start her own business. The big mistake she made was to just do it, without a solid plan, or any plan whatsoever. She told me whenever a client pays her, she quickly rushes off to the bank to pay some bills. And her only means of running the business was her cellphone and a book she uses to write all her appointments in. She did not even have a way to invoice her clients, just told them what they owe her, and hope they pay!
After having a chat with her, it became quite clear that she desperately needed a good business plan, because her current way of doing business will probably mean she will have to give the whole business up and look for a job again. You just cannot start a business without a good solid plan!
Luckily she realized the error in her ways, and I had a friend of mine help her with her business plan. They had a nice long consultation and he drew up the plan for her, and now her business is doing better than ever!
Now, not everyone has the luxury of having a friend who can quickly help with business plans, so I did some searching on the world wide web (I sometimes call it the world wide wait!) And found out that there are business plans software available that helps with all the aspects of getting a new business up and running, and, by the looks of things, these are very affordable alternatives to having a business guru consult with you and draw up a business plan for your business.