Why you need a plan

Your coaches stress the importance of creating a business plan.

LuisEver take off on a long road trip without a map? If you want to start your own small business, having a plan will ensure that you have a roadmap to your vision of the future. A business plan can also help you attract investors.

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AliciaThe SBA or local Small Business Development Center can help you create a business plan. There are also lots books and Web sites on the subject.

Click the Next button to explore the key elements of a business plan.