Will a business plan help you raise money? 4

The necessity of a business plan is a controversial topic. What is the importance of a plan? Do you only need a plan if you’re looking for investment? Or can a plan help your business succeed in the long run?

Do you think a business plan will help provide you with a leg up if you’re trying to raise money for your business? Share your thoughts!

About the Author Kristen Langham is a Marketing Project Manager for Palo Alto Software, where she focuses on customer engagement. Read more »

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How LivePlan makes your business more successful

LivePlan: Online Business Planning Software

If you're writing a business plan, you're in luck. Online business planning software makes it easier than ever before to put together a business plan for your business.

As you'll see in a moment, LivePlan is more than just business plan software, though. It's a knowledgable guide combined with a professional designer coupled with a financial wizard. It'll help you get over the three most common business hurdles with ease.

Let's take a look at those common hurdles, and see how producing a top-notch business plan sets your business up for success.

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  • Velile

    business plan is playing a major role in your business, it keeps you in tracks and you always make right and careful choices. when you have business plan in black and white, you have the assurance that even the investers will be keen to your proposals.

  • Velile

    indeed business needs love and passion, because in the absence of this two your business is sure to sink like titanic, so business plan is vital to guide you for the future of your business.

    business plan is like compass to the sailor, it shows even the end of your business, business plan is like road signs, it shows ahead what kind of road you are going to travel in, so that when the potholes comes your way you may know the skill to avoid them.

  • http://asigo.com Mike Sax

    A business plan shows people that you’ve thought this through: you’ve done the math, you’ve plotted a strategy, and you (literally) have a plan. There might be flaws in your plan, but looking at your plan will help people find those flaws much more quickly, and they’ll actually do you a huge favor if they point them out to you. Furthermore, going through this exercise will help you find these flaws in your own thinking, help you think a few steps a head, and probably discover new ways to minimize expenses and maximize revenues.

    So the short answer is: Yes, absolutely!

  • http://www.callboxinc.com Judy Caroll

    Of course;) Many businessmen have probably succeeded without a written plan, but imagine how much better they could have been if they would have one that makes a lot of sense? I believe a business plan would create a roadmap for our future and is really a good tool to hand out to investors who really want to know who we are about. Thanks Kristen.

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