PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
Most experienced business owners will tell you of the importance of developing a business plan from the start. It is easy to get lost in the day to day survival of business, you will find having a plan will keep you focussed and on track. It is also a very handy tool to show you where and when you may have veered off track and how to get back on target when needed.
Think of your business plan as a road map - it will guide you to where you want to be.
The Small Business Development Corporation can help you create a business plan. Their 12 Step Business Planning workshop is an excellent place to start, designed to ‘ease’ you into business planning. Or, meet with one of SBDC’s dedicated business advisors in a free one hour advisory sessions to discuss your idea, its feasibility and review your plan. Call 13 12 49 to make a booking.
Who else can help?
Unlike having a job with a specific job description, you will quickly find that being a small business operator will require you to fulfil every job description and take on many challenges you once thought impossible!
Use this opportunity at the planning stages of your business to set yourself up with the best possible support team. Surround yourself with a team of people that you will be able to call on when you are seeking assistance and advice for your business.
Examples of who you may like to consider are:
- Tourism Council WA
- Regional Tourism Organisation
- Local Visitor Centre
- Your accountant
- Your solicitor
- The Small Business Development Corporation’s advisors
- A Business Local service provider
- Your financial institution
- A business mentor
- The Chamber of Commerce & Industry