SMB Business Plan “Food Chain” Explained [SMB Consulting Best Practices book excerpt]

Good Monday morning everyone! I like to hold a daily virtual book reading each day over coffee. This is a posting from my favorite book, SMB Consulting Best Practices, on one of my favorite topics: BUSINESS PLANNING!

This week I will post up about yuor mission statement, goals, objectives and other high-level stuff. Today a set the context with a few opening “Food Chain” remarks.

 

cheers…harrybbbb

Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation www.smbnation.com

Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP

PS – did u know I host an annual conference in Seattle each october for SBSers and SMB consultants? This year we help launch SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server (EBS) between October 4-6!

Business plan food chain explored

Time for the nuts and bolts of business plan content. This section will demystify what a business plan is and is not. It’s a top-down process starting with the “Why are we here?” style questions and ending with specific implementation tasks. As an SMB consultant, you should have some guiding principles that get you up each morning to go serve your clients. It should also be what motivates you to stay up late at night solving technical SBS problems, completing your invoices, and paying your bills. It all begins with the mission statement, where you effectively put words to your guiding principles.

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