Simple Business Plan: Part 1 of 7
If you haven’t already read these articles, you might want to go check them out. They will give you a foundation for creating your business plan.
It took me a little longer than I had anticipated to finalize the workbook and checklist. As timing would have it, I came across 3 other business plan formats that were recently published. I had to take a bit and look at these to see if I should include anything else in the one we’re working on here.
The other plans were not quiet geared toward what we’re doing here, so I only ended making 3 tweaks to the Simple Business Plan. So it is now complete and we’re ready to rock-n-roll!
Here’s How It’s Going To Work
The whole plan is going to be broken down into 7 segments and each day you will just focus on that part. If you want to get ahead of the group, that’s cool. I just figured that with a busy schedule most would appreciate the “one-day-at-a-time” approach.
The Simple Business Plan
Click here to download the >> Simple Business Plan for Successful Online Marketing Kit.
You will get a “pop-up” window asking you to save the document on your computer.
It is 17 pages total and each day I’ll just refer to the page number(s) we’re working on. This will be easier than making you download a couple of pages each day.
The beginning pages of the Workbook (pages 2-4) review the homework you have already done (see articles above).
Let’s Get To It
First we’re going to dive into your goals for a website. Why do you want to have a website? What do you expect from your website?
So, take a little time to think about these questions and go to Page 5 of the workbook and put your answers in the space provided.
• What do you want your website to accomplish?
• What advertising you are currently doing for your “offline” business?
• Do you want it to augment your current advertising?
• Do you want it to be your primary advertising?
• Do you want it to showcase your portfolio?
• Do you want it to provide information to sell your product or service?
• Do you want to create ebooks and guides around your service to sell?
• What other complimentary products or services could your customers benefit from?
You might not have an answer for each question and that’s fine. Some of these questions might be projects for down the road. Your website could also accomplish multiple goals eventually.
For this exercise write down your primary goal first and then write down the additional goals on Page 5 of the workbook.
Not too bad, huh. Each day will basically be like this, a little at a time and in 7 days you will be done with your Simple Business Plan for marketing your offline business online.
As before, if you have any comments, questions, or good-natured tidbits, share them below.
Next time we are going to discuss the “M” word…money and how your budget ties into your business plan.