When is a plan not a plan? When it’s a tool.
Perhaps the most important factor in achieving your desired result and turning your plan into a management tool is regularly reviewing the plan.
In the final two videos of Tim Berry’s video series on how to write a successful business plan, he talks about the actual heart and soul of business planning.
It’s not in the number of pages you have, or in how the finished product looks, or even if everything is spelled right. It’s in its ongoing success. Were you able to take your thoughts, ideas, forecasts and plans and make them work? Did your work on the original plan give you the proper base from which to continue your business by making adjustments, setting goals and milestones and achieving them as close as possible to what you’d planned?
This is the key.
A business plan is never done.
(If you can’t see the videos above, you can view them on our how to write a business plan video page)