Vitor K Sumiyoshi | vitrow

Running a Business from Home: The Importance of Business Plan

Aug 17th 2010 at 3:17 AM
Running a Business from Home: The Importance of Business Planning

Author: Sumiyoshi Vitor Kenji

A Brief Overview

Included in the business plan should be the nature of the business, its business aims and objectives, an analysis of its viability in a particular location, the company's image, fulfillment of the legal aspects, cash flow projecting the profit and loss projections and the break even analysis.

All the above will have to be discussed in details which will show the course that the company will steer to arrive at its destination.

A Decisive Target

The good business plan will obviously have a specific target to aim at. This target will keep you on track to achieve the developments and success you aim for. It also acts as a guide for you to make adjustments along the way if something is not working well.

Financial Aid

There are also other demands that insist you have a carefully drawn business plan showing how you intend to do the business, where you are heading for and how do you plan to get there. A good business is always required to be presented to lending banks or any other financial institutions that offer to finance the project. Without a good business plan, you request for financial aid will usually be thrown off. At times based on the business type you will be operating, you are qualified for government grants. These granting bodies also will want to look at your business plan. Finally the business owner will feel comfortable investing in a business that has a solid business plan to back it up.

Keeping Track

On the whole, as a sailing ship, a business plan will allow the business to track its actual program against its projected target. Since the business plan is drawn up in advance it is natural that it cannot be 100% accurate since it cannot take into account unexpected changes. That is why it is crucial that the business plan is revisited frequently by the business owner and adjusted if necessary

Steering in the Right Direction

The most common reason why a business plan is needed is to serve as a guide to the entrepreneur on the course of action he is to steer and keep him enlightened on whether his performance on right on track homing in on the projected target or have gone off course and need to be adjusted accordingly.

Government grants

When you are running a business from home, there is however other considerations that need a business plan to be drawn up. Banks will want to examine the business to determine if the project is viable before they commit to financing a loan program for the company. In some cases the company may qualify for government grants. Under the circumstance the granting body will need to see the company's plan to determine if the company is qualified to receive the award of the grant. The plan will also make the business owner feel more comfortable with his investments that he has made the right decision.

Every business owner should make sure that he spend some time writing a business plan and use it as a map to guide him and his business towards his goals.

Article Source:

About the Author

I have been online almost one year and I found the affiliate program is the best way to generate income that was not easy choice. There is many scams online that make many marketer disappointed and fail, at this point I found my self in find some legitimate program that will make me money and also at same time help others too making money online. check out!

Please to comment

sign in

Remember Me

New to IM faceplate? join free!

Lost Password? click here