Gumpert examined academic research and concluded that a formal business plan can actually hamper an early-stage company's chances of success.
Are business plans just artifacts of the pre-Internet era, entombed in business school curricula?
Hurdle breaks down each and every step of a solid business plan in a way that anyone can understand.
You will also see plenty of examples on how to calculate profit and keep track of your cash flow.
Once mastered, this planning skill will pay dividends for the remainder of an executive’s working life.
One Page Business Plan Jim Horan
It is amazing what can be accomplished when a plan is focused, clear and leads to action on key priorities.The philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal once famously wrote, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” If you want to write a short and snappy business plan that fits on one sheet, you best believe that you will need to have an even more focused and concrete idea of where you are headed than you would need for a longer business plan.Enter Jim Horan and Tom Peters’ book chock-full of planning tools you will need to do so successfully: In just a few hours; you can get the first draft up and running.Complete with a 53-page workbook, you’ll be constructing your business plan as you read the book rather than trying to learn the fundamentals of business planning and applying them later.Once you’ve written a workable business plan, you will find yourself turning back to this book for advice on the everyday management and implementation of your business as well.Robert Sher has been helping companies create and execute one-page plans for years.The planning methodology was developed and publicized by Jim Horan and has been implemented thousands of times worldwide.Robert has published extensively on the successful leadership traits and skills of CEOs of midsized companies.He is a regular columnist on Forbes.com, has numerous posts on Harvard Business Review online, and Before you go to bed each night, set at least one goal to accomplish the next day that brings you closer to starting your own business.Write it down in a notebook, and when you accomplish it, cross it off your list.