How to Seriously Simplify Your Solopreneur Business Plan
by Sara Eatherton-Goff. Reprinted with permission. Read the original here .
Let's face it. You need a rock-solid plan.
If you don't have a business plan in place, no worries.
Whether you're just starting your business or have an established one and need to hone in on your goals and professional direction, this post is for you.
I've worked a business both ways.
Two with a thorough plan and one with none at all.
And I've got to tell you that when I've had a plan set up, I make more money, get more leads, more conversions, and more requests.
A business plan outlines measurable goals and the methods of achieving them. But, most business owners completely waste their time compiling a full, detailed business plan.
Full-fledged business plans are becoming a thing of the past for many business structures. I really wish someone would've told me that before I put together an exhaustive plan that I rarely referred to because of it's length alone.
In this post, I'm going to detail an incredible, actionable 1-page business plan that will launch your business into a more productive, focused, and profitable business.
First off, I want to make this as simple as possible for you.
So here's the full breakdown of creating your brief business plan—so you can avoid spending a couple weeks doing it the hard way like I had.
Kick-Start Your Planning...
Brainstorm your way to a focused 1-page business plan.
The following 3 points will serve as your detailed brainstorming session to help hone in on your top priorities. I'm going to skip the fluff and let answering key questions drive your planning—not the "fill in the blanks" garbage.
In this post we're going to cover 4 main points:
How to determine your product value.
How to discover your market.
How to build your unique value proposition (UVP).
How to resolve your business model with a lean canvas.