I’m quoted a lot in “Writing a Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know” (no longer available) by Charlotte Jensen on the AOL Small Business site this morning.

Those 5 things are:

  1. Chances are, you need a plan.
  2. Business planning should be ongoing.
  3. Review your plan on a regular basis.
  4. Don’t complicate things.
  5. Even a good plan doesn’t guarantee success.

In the source piece, there’s a lot more explanation. Charlotte Jensen did an excellent summary, and it’s a valuable piece. Sure, I’m biased because I’m in there, but there’s a lot of good stuff there besides mine. For example, where she quotes me on the need for constant course correction, she adds:

Think about it: Without constant course corrections and change, you end up driving in the wrong direction (and perhaps even over a cliff).

Well said.

Tim BerryTim Berry

Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.