In This Chapter
• Finding out what makes a good business plan
• Looking at your plan from the perspective of an investor
• Projecting sales, expenses, and profits
• Choosing the right structure for your business
You don’t need to be an architect to appreciate the fundamental importance of having a blueprint to build a skyscraper. Imagine trying to construct a building without detailed plans, measurements, and diagrams: how would you know what materials to buy, how many men to hire, or even how to lay the first bricks of the foundation with only a vague vision of the final structure? In building your business, you need to design similar blueprints. Such blueprints constitute your business plan.