How To Write a Business Plan To Start Your Own Business

How To Write a Business Plan To Start Your Own Business

Welcome to How To Write a Business Plan
To Start Your Own business if you’re thinking of starting a
business you should know how to write a business plan it is usually observed that despite
having a great startup idea most businesses are not successful
according to common statistics within the first five years of operations ninety percent of businesses fail and of
the remaining ten percent only one of the ten businesses last past the first
five years so what makes some businesses fail while
others prosper there may be several reasons including
but not limited to or customer service poor logistics and cost management and
inadequate product but the major reason is the lack of a business plan business
plans help define goals and achieve them if you take out time to set concrete but
achievable goals and chart a plan to success it can help you realize your dream and
make your business flourish I have compiled an all-inclusive list of
areas that need to be considered while writing a business plan these will help you in defining your
goals and the path your business needs to take to achieve them step 1 defying your vision when you
start a business you have a clear goal in mind you know exactly what you wish to
achieve with your business however after some time the clarity of
your vision will become blurred and you’ll forget some of your brilliant
ideas writing down your vision for the company will help you to define it and moreover it will help your staff
identify with the mission all daily activities of the business can
then be aligned with your vision for the business this should be the first step of writing
a business plan step 2 set your goals and objectives for
the business never assume that your goals need to be
small to accommodate your limitations think big clearly define your short-term
goals the ones that you wish to achieve within
12 months mid term goals those that will take between two to
three years and long-term goals consider all aspects such as the revenue you wish
to generate number of i’ll let you on the number of customers you need in your
database the target population and age groups as well as the amount of passive
income that needs to be generated in future step 3 define your unique selling
proposition what is it about you that is different
from the crowd your unique selling point or USP will
make you more attractive to potential customers I was your product or service different
from others in the parkin it could be anything from additional services to
personalized customer service you can even offer them better after sales
warranty and support while writing a business plan you just need to highlight the extras
that your customers are getting from you to make your business stand out step 4 know your market it often happens that you have a
brilliant idea but someone else has already started a business with a
similar plan this is a very common occurs but you
should not let this start – how many petrol stations are there several
businesses can provide the same service and still survive as the market place is
huge and it can sustain multiple businesses but for this you should know
your market like the back of your hand research and find out how many
competitors you have what services they offer what are the current and future trends
of the industry no the larger picture are there certain
benchmarks that can be used to gauge your business performance such as gross
turnover profit margins etc once you know the inner workings of the market
you can manipulate them in your favor this is an important part of learning
how to write a business plan step 5 know your customer this goes without saying customers are
the most important part of any business and you should know the customers your
business caters to today customers are spoiled for choice and
they have thousands of options for every product so if you want them to buy your
product you should know what your ideal customer
ones this is the reason why you need to define your target populations and
research their habits while writing a business plan understanding the motivation behind
customers actions can make your business successful you can focus on the areas that grab
your customers interests and stop wasting energy on the rest put yourself in their shoes and then
think what would make them choose you each time write down the ideas and
implement them step 6 research the demand for your
business you must have studied the demand and
supply curve even if you have it it stands to logic
that there should be ample demand for your product find out the demands before
investing in a new business the basic rule is the man should be more
than supply if this holds true for your market your business will thrive but if
the demand is less than the supply your business will eventually die out so do your homework and gather as much
information as you can you can do a secondary search right from
your home over the internet or your Public Library you can even visit government offices
for this information but by far the best option is primary research for you
directly interact with your target audience to know their preferences and
how ready they are to buy your product so hit the road and note down all the
interesting ideas you get to increase the demand be smart and invest your life
savings only after ascertaining that there is a
demand for your product step 7 set your marketing goals so you have
finished the research and define your business vision the next step in writing a business plan
is setting out marketing goals these for those goals that define how your product
would look like what it will cost how you distribute it and the ways in which
you can promote it most businesses do plan this but they
neglect the most important areas you should set up measurable marketing
goals that will help achieve your primary business objectives questions
like the number of products yourself what will be your product development
strategy your price margins delivery methods and promotion plan should be
duly considered when you ask yourself these questions they will help to find
the goals for marketing your business step 8 define your marketing strategy now that you have your marketing goals
you need a plan to achieve them how many products you need to produce
himself and at what profit margin so as to get your desired revenue what will be your system of delivery and
your coverage area what will be the strategies to promote
your business the media that you will use be very specific as these will
translate to action and your ultimate success or failure plan for every
venture ality while writing a business plan this is a very vital step of writing a
business plan so acquaint yourself with it so that you can easily navigate
through each . step 9 take action and of course without action all else is
a waste this is the most important part of
writing a business plan you can plan all you want but unless you do the actual
work and bring customers to your storefront you won’t earn anything even
if you find that according to the business plan your idea isn’t viable don’t give up there are thousands of
other ideas out there and you can ultimately find one that suits you if you wish to be wealthy healthy and
happy there is a business waiting for you to
grab your business plan will provide the direction and focus but you will need to
take the first step writing a business plan isn’t difficult
if you know what you should focus on you now have an idea of what is important
and how you should tackle the task of writing a business plan and you are now
better equipped to start a successful business start your research today jot down all those brilliant ideas set
your goals the find a path and don’t let anyone
stop you now you know how to write a business
plan and the manager for success is in your hands make the best of it yeah yeah yeah

Comments (100)


  2. John Calvin Maxwell ( a leadership expert ) is a hypocrite. Dont trust him. He is inconsistent with his values. He does not practice what he preach. That is a fact.

  3. Normies: Go to business school, spent months mastering the skill for writing business plans, be the best on planning, attempts to start a business, fails, so gets hired in a company specialized in business and startups and advisory services.
    Entrepeneurs: Watch a 8 minute youtube video on how to write a business plan, then attempts to start a business based on shit you learned on 4chan and reddit, fails, but stubborn as fuck, tries 100 times until succeeds.

  4. Please pick like 80s pop music to play in the background next time…

  5. Mask-0n Production Record Label coming s00n! Trying to do all the right things in the end to help all and the Mask represents not wanting the credit or attention most billionaires with good ideas get. Until then showing people what is expected by a certain type of people regardless of race do and make songs about but is seen as in real life. But after what is expected negatively doesn't happen, the music showing what people don't want to see and hear about is a way of "showing off" what was expected of you in the 1st place. R.I.P Mac Dre. Go add on INSTAGRAM Now!

  6. From which software did you make this video

  7. Thank you for this.

  8. As they say, "A goal without a plan is a plan to fail."

  9. Thank u for this. It helped me

  10. After this film all you keyboard fairys can say is bad music??? get a life…

  11. I Neera a business plan vídeo addressed to african women.


  13. start a new business travel more

  14. This is a great video. Thank you

  15. Your music background please delete. Because make me confused.

  16. can you explain the business plan behind viewly,lino and arcade city?

  17. 0:20 that doesn't make sense. 90% of businesses fail within the first five years, and 90% of the remaining businesses fail within the first five years? I think it should have stuck to saying 90% or 99% of businesses fail.

  18. I’m not an English teacher or anything but favor isint spelled like that 3:52 I think ?

  19. 3:46 Et cetera, not ect cetera.

  20. Can’t concentrate with the music

  21. It is a great lesson. But how can one make way with small business among big industries?


  23. Start a business first then go in detailing with practice learning and then sets tragets based on your recent history of business ,,go an execute only works

  24. A really helpful one! Thanks ❤

  25. good job good explanation I like it so much you teach me so many things that I didn't know before thanks os much

  26. Without doubt, many people want to be rich. So, the question of how to get rich is a pretty common one. Many people think the answer to the question is to become an entrepreneur and start a business. However, there are many other ways to get rich, although, it definitely depends on your idea of being rich. Some people believe that to be rich, you must have power and influence, some believe being rich means you have impacted society in a way people can never forget and some believe that being rich is being a billionaire/millionaire.

    Anyways, read the below. This might help.


    Sourav Basak

    Namaste UI

  27. Hate to break it to ya but a 1:10 ratio is actually 1/9 not 1/10.

  28. My future ambition is do a business successfully. So thnku for this video.

  29. @realDonalTrump

  30. Any idea on how to introduce a new product

  31. The background music was so loud, had to give up after 2 mins.

  32. Thank you so much for this. I’m currently 14, but I don’t want to make excuses to myself. I know it may not take off, but I really want to start a nightclub. My parents agreed to singing the papers as the owners if I could get a loan or an investment.

  33. Why you had to turn stupid background music

  34. Try this Game and Earn

  35. Thank you very much this really helped

  36. Roughly 50% of new businesses fail within 5 years, not 90%.

  37. What the fuck is this kindergarten music?

  38. Very helpfull video:) godbless

  39. I want investors for my business

  40. You forgot to put asians in your video goddamn

  41. When people get their startup business on paper and ready to follow your dreams contact [email protected] He enjoys helping startups get the proper funding necessary to thrive in today's markets. Bad credit – no problem!

  42. There were so many graphics and movements. I even found it hard to follow through! Great content though 👍

  43. You don’t need to write a business plan to start a business

  44. This was a most help full video thankyou verry much

  45. 🔥😳🤪🍇🦋❄️❤️💗🌚👵🏻🌼🦄🤠😡💩🍬🥶🎶✨💚🤩☂️🏳️‍🌈👎🏾🌊💿😘🙄👋🏻✌🏻

  46. Great step by step process to open business.
    Be inspired by checking my channel to learn more motivational insights and learn some tips to earn.

  47. New business, start up funding made easy –

  48. Thank you. Will keep this in mind.

  49. I think I create a good business plan
    Thank you for this useful video

  50. This is very useful! I'll start writing my ideas down now. Let's get it! 😀

  51. The people that write a very complicated business plans often are the one that goes out of business. My advice your business plan should fit on a napkin. Create monthly business plans and adjust as you go. At the end of the day plans or just suggestion to yourself.

  52. This video helps a lot, thanks

  53. i wanna open my own dog day care.


  55. For you guys listening to this how to write a business plan. Your business plan should be able to fit on a napkin.😂

  56. Start a business under the table. Use this to validate your concept. After 6 month to one year you see what direction your business going. The number one thing you must do continuous planning taking action and eventually you'll have an official business.

  57. this is eye opening ,thank you

  58. Some say you only need a business plan when you are looking to get a loan or grant.

  59. why cant there be a helpful video without this cringy music ….

  60. im only watching this cause i have a business studies assignment due tomorrow and its midnight rn

  61. Thank you for share with us this awesome information!


  63. Lol love the video but why did u add the Indian chick after the petrol station comment.

  64. What a cutie pie!

  65. I got a grant of $56,000 from lutherangrants org

  66. All thanks to lutherangrants/org i received a business grant of $60,000 for my startup funding.

  67. Its very informative Post Thanks for Shearing this idea #smartbusinessplan

  68. Thanks for guides
    Which software used to prepare video ?

  69. If anyone wants to learn about working remotely or join a fun & active community, check out! We love helping freelancers & digital nomads find their dream jobs. 💕

  70. This is Sugar Honey Ice & Tea

  71. Good information. Though ‘mantra’ is maan-tra/mahn-tra not like Man (is in your hands 😂😂😂😂 that got me)

  72. I finally found my dream channel I am 14 years and I need motivation to start my business

  73. Great content and advice here, if anyone wanting to get an apprenticeship and learn the essentials of UK governance, health and safety then check out The Proud Businesses Channel

  74. 📚This workbook has helped many people in the Netherlands startup their business ➡️

  75. I watched this 3 years ago and now I have a very successful business and have made over 2 million dollars, I am grateful

  76. This was a very informative, well put together and super helpful video. Thank you so much!

  77. I enjoyed this thoroughly

  78. This video is a good example from the get go why business' fail. Don't have blind faith and forecasts shit. This guy thinks you have money to burn on staff and outlets and a passive income needed to be generated in the future and some customer database. Imagine if all I wanted was to sell toffee apples or Lemonade or rhubarb. Although, If it's a product you make then I would recommend having a special editions and plough that profit into a massive production company that can churn it out. Get a price off them while you are making your special editions with your sore hands so you can cover the cost and never go bankrupt. And my greatest advice is…do it in a shed or unused room while your spouse works full time. Xx

  79. I’m 14 but I want to be ready

  80. I like this video because it's easy to understand for even those who doesn't speak English that good. Me personally wanted to find some ideas for a school assignment that's not so worn-out, which this video doesn't cover. There are some ideas here: and here if you are in my shoes:

Comment here