All successful businesses have a business plan. If you are a selling writer, you are a businessperson. As such, you need a business plan.
What is a business plan? It is a map of where you intend to take your business in terms of growth and influence. A business plan contains the following three key elements:
• Your vision for your business. This is the picture you have within of what you want your business to look like. You could call it the WHAT of your business.
• Your mission for your business. This is the purpose for your business. You could call it the WHY for your business.
• Your goals for your business. This includes the STEPS you will take to fulfill your vision and your mission for your business.
While there are other things to consider in creating your writing business plan, if you keep these three things in mind, you will be well on your way to building a successful business.
Do you have a business plan? If so, what other elements did you include in it and why?
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