Do I really need a business plan?

Do I really need a business plan?

The business plans of days gone by are like dinosaurs.  There is no longer a need for a full, detailed business plan unless you are seeking financing from an outside source.   However, it is important to have some kind of outline which keeps you focused and working towards the ultimate goal……a fully operational online business presence.  Even if you write it on a napkin while enjoying a night out, keep it close as a reminder of necessary tasks to complete, miscellaneous ideas you have for now or in the future, and the ultimate destination you hope to realize (your mission statement).