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Your Business Plan
In this chapter you will
• Develop your business plan
• Determine how you will use your business plan

Are Business Plans Really Necessary?

This chapter is about planning: developing a business plan and then determining how you will implement that plan. A business plan is a document that describes your consulting business and where you want it to go in the future. Many new consultants are impatient to get started with the real work of consulting, so planning at this time may seem to be a waste of time when there is so much else to do. Planning may seem less critical than earning money when there is no income yet. Planning may not seem very action oriented and, quite frankly, you may find it boring! Fewer than half of all ...

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