Business Tips

Why a Business Plan is Important and How to Get Started

Here at Women’s Council of Entrepreneurs, we have found both through our experts and through trial and error of our own that planning is one of the most important things you can do when owning your own business. If you do something last minute or on a whim it may work out, but it will never be as successful as it could have been if you planned it out.

This goes for almost everything (if not everything in business). Whether it’s planning your marketing strategy, your social media posts, your email marketing, your texts, the sales you’re running for the month or year, your finances, your retirement…. the list goes on and on. 

~ Planning is key ~

WCE is always coming up with ways to make that planning go more smoothly with our downloads. We have our Monthly Social Media Plan OutlineCreate Copy for Your ADs WorksheetSocial Media Content Weekly PlannerCreate Your Elevator Pitch WorksheetVideo Content Marketing ChecklistFinance Tracker WorksheetSocial Media Clean-Up ChecklistStartup Cost WorksheetSetting Goals Worksheet, and so many more ~ You the rest in our other Articles!

But, we even with all of those knew we had forgotten something really important. Something that should really be done before you even start your business ~ but can be done (or altered) at any time in your entrepreneurial journey ~ YOUR BUSINESS PLAN!

The SBA gives a great breakdown of why business plans are important in their article 5 Reasons You Need a Business Plan

They state the 5 main reasons to write a business are:

  1. It will help you steer your business as you start and grow
  2. It’s not as hard as you think
  3. It will help you to reach business milestones
  4. It can help you get funding
  5. There’s no wrong way to write a business plan

We couldn’t agree more about the importance of a business plan. Not only do you need a business plan to know what goals you need to achieve, but if you want any funding to kickstart your business no investor or bank will even look your way without a business plan. Writing a business plan seems like a scary and very overwhelming thing to start, but with the right guidance, it really isn’t. Having your plan paves the way for your business’ future which will bring you peace of mind and organization within your business.

With all that said we realized we didn’t have anything for our WCE members and visitors to use to help them with their business plan! So, we knew we had to do a Virtual Workshop on it. On October 14, 2021, Dawn Miller will teach you how to create a simple, one-page plan for achieving success in business!

Dawn will walk you through how to create a plan that is guaranteed to accomplish one goal with simple, effective strategies that offer success in business, life, and more.  This one-page plan will help you achieve any goal by implementing up to 3 initiatives with up to five actionable strategies. She will go over the framework for a simple, one-page plan that will help you launch your next product, service, event, and even provide a roadmap for a one-year business plan. She’ll offer over a dozen prospecting and marketing ideas that you can implement immediately.

How to Create a Simple, One-Page Business Plan

And make sure to download all the WCE free downloads we have listed above. You can also become a FREE member of WCE and get access to our hidden Member resource page that is full of INSTANT and free downloads, other great resources that will help you run your business, and get up-to-date information on our upcoming events! To join for free or to take look at our premium memberships go to the Membership tab here on our website or click below:

And remember WCE always has your back! If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us at connect@wearewce.com!

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