When it comes to starting a business, having a business strategy is everything. Even if you are just freelancing part-time, having a plan in place will help you to successfully identify and reach your goals.
A business plan is simply a written description that details what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Creating a plan for your business doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. If you write out your goals on a note pad describing your business strategy, then you’ve written a plan, or at least the basis of your plan.
Research has proven that creating a written business plan increases the likelihood of success by 60%. And according to many self-help books, goals are more easily accomplished if they’re written down.
In my continued effort to save you time in research, I have included a list of 5 great sites that you can use to create your strategy for free. You can choose from fill-in-the-blank templates, sample plans and even interactive online wizards that will take you step-by-step through the business plan writing process.
5 Free Ways to Get a Business Plan
Enloop is a step -by – step interactive software that allows you to create a customized strategy in no time using Autowrite technology.
Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a free step – by – step online wizard tool that will guide you through the process of creating a plan.
Score provides free templates, samples and links to other resources.
Law Depot provides free fill in the blank forms that you can use to create and print in 5-10 minutes.
Business Plan Today provides free fill in the blank templates that you can download.
Whether you are starting an home based business or earning money online as a freelancer, creating a plan that outlines your goals will help you get a clearer picture of your vision and goals.