Why You’re Going to Finally Write a Business Plan and Achieve Your Business Goals This Year

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Let’s say your big goal this year is to drive from New York to Los Angeles. Would you try to get there without a map? Heck NO! Sure, maybe someday you’d make it to Los Angeles after a lot of wrong turns and detours, but why waste all that time?

So please don’t try to get to the next level of your business without a map, a.k.a. your business plan. Strategic planning for small businesses is the most direct way for you to get from where you are now (bad*ss) to where you want to be this time next year (baller).

In case I still haven’t convinced you to write your business plan and up your business goals this year, here are three more compelling reasons why you should do it:

  1. I have included a template HERE that’s less than 3 pages and will take you less than 3 hours to complete.
  2. It will make you more money! Harvard Business School ran a study that shows that entrepreneurs who wrote plans for their business strategy were more likely to succeed.
  3. You can get one of your Boss Babe friends to do it with you and feel bad*ss together.

How to Create a Business Plan

Download this super simple business plan and take your business to the next level! This template for New Year business planning helps build a map detailing how to set goals as a small business. Once it’s written, you should read it at least once a month and use it to direct your work and filter your decisions. It’s sure to provide you with a business strategy, goals, marketing plan, and more to make this year the best one yet. Get access to the free template here!

Want to learn more about strategic planning for small business? Get our Ultimate Guide to Strategic Planning for Small Business here.

Plus, 4 more posts you might like:

Creating a Business Strategy That Fits You AND Your Goals

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3 Mindset Tips to Jumpstart Your Business Goals in 2019

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Niko Everett

Niko Everett coaches women to stop doubting and start leading and changing the world. She’s a social entrepreneur and change agent who grew her first venture, Girls For A Change, from her kitchen table to serve 20,000 girls globally. She’s raised millions in growth capital, has a TEDx watched by over 1 million, is a diplomatic speaker for the US State Department. She was a senior leader at the Broad Foundation, coaching superintendents on leading public education reform initiatives. The Silicon Valley Business Journal named her a “40 Under 40” social innovator, NPR awarded her a Community Hero award, and she received Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist Award and she’s been featured in Newsweek, The Washington Post, and The San Jose Mercury News and her blog is published in Mindbodygreen + Elephant Journal. You can find her at www.nikoeverett.com.