The business plan is a live document that serves to help you to run your business towards your business goal achievement. It is not something to stay in the drawer and take dust on it. It is not something that you need to set and forget. You must remember that the business world is a world that is constantly changing. Because of that, you need to measure business plan implementation results and adjust your plan from time to time.
Entrepreneurs are people that are always full of business ideas. The ideas are something that pushes forward all businesses. You, as an entrepreneur, maybe don’t have those ideas at a time when you have prepared your business plan. If you know that those ideas will increase your business success, you need to cover those business ideas into your business plan.
You can’t expect that your business plan will be 100% accurate because it is based on historical data, analysis, and forecasts for the future. Mistakes will be something normal and that is reasonable. But, mistakes, because you are not measuring the implementation of your business plan, are not reasonable and can bring catastrophic effects on your business. Because of that, you must compare what you have planned and the real numbers. Also, you must find the differences and causes of those differences.
In such a way, you can implement changes on the go as you start implementing your business plan and will improve your planning process. So, you will learn to implement many improvements in the next planning cycles.
If you succeed in implementing the pieces of advice I will give you here, you will not only implement improvements of the current and next planning processes, but also the improvement in your whole business processes.
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