When we want to achieve a certain goal or go somewhere, we plan for it. Why? Simply because taking action and not thinking of the consequences that goes along with it produces chaos and a waste of resources such as time, effort, and money.
For instance, our lives. I’m pretty sure we all have a plan for our own lives. We want to achieve this and that by a certain age. We look forward the next day because we have a plan to fulfil.
Why do we do this? It’s not because we’re bored or nothing better to do but because we value our life. We want it to be meaningful. We don’t just want to survive, we want to live.
And for this same thing, we need to have a startup business plan. We didn’t think of building it just for our survival or for the survival of many, we invested everything we have in order to build a company that will last and help a lot of people even if they’re not even your customers.
If you think it’s not important to write a startup business plan and you’re the master of ‘just winging it’ and you’ve heard success stories of entrepreneurs who didn’t have a plan but are earning millions now, well you can take that chance but it’s really better to be safe than sorry.
Jon Westenberg, marketing executive, creative director, and founder of Creatomic, brilliantly explains in this guide infographic made with Visme why even if you’re just a few days old startup and have a few employees you will still need to write a business plan.
What’s more, he also advises how you should write it. Use this as your guide when you and your team are ready.