Top Ten Reasons To Create A One Page Business Plan

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Top Ten Reasons To Create A One Page Business Plan

By: Maria Marsala

1.) Choose opportunities more wisely and waste less time because I have my plan in place (P 6)

2.) A single page can contain all the elements you need to tell your employees, board of directors, potential partners or banker where you are taking your business and how you are going to get there. (P 17)

3.) The most important reason to have a business plan is to clarify your thinking, regardless of the size of your company (P 18)

4.) It facilitates creating and analytical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. (P 18)

5.) It creates hope and enthusiasm about the future. (P 18)

6.) It also brings out procrastination, frustration, differences of opinions and possibly anger. (P 18)

7.) Somehow writing initiates the transformation from idea to reality. (P 21)

8.) The written word produces a contract with yourself that results in immediate action. (P 21)

9.) Writing allows others to participate in your dream and give you feedback (P 21)

10.) Because your coach, consultant, business builder strategist, friend, relative tells you that one of the top reasons businesses fail is a lack of planning! That's why!

Quotes 1-9 are from the One Page Business Plan Book, by Jim Horan. For more information on the One Page Business Plan, visit

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Elevating Your Business. Since 1998, Maria Marsala, a former Wall Street Trader, has worked more than 1000 women (and men) who own service business to increase their profits, save time, and live rich, fulfilling lives. Visit to request your 2 business reports and join our business building newsletter or forum.


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