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Rohan Gilkes’ 27 Weeks to Building a Business Once and For All: The One page business plan

rohanJune 4, 2016 by rohan

Week 1, Friday: The one page business plan

Business plans are mostly bullshit!

Well, those monstrous documents that people usually think of when they think of business plans.

Not that you shouldn’t spend time crafting out a strategy, that’s what we’ve been doing over the past 4 days. You just don’t need anything more than a simple one page document.

Super long 90 page Business plans are great for convincing banks to lend money, so I understand why folks pack them full of fancy pie charts and predictions.

Problem is they’re also great for leading folks to procrastinate, over-analyze, and do all those things that just kill actual progress.

My approach:

A one page business plan

You need a simple document that you and your team can understand and keep an eye on going forward.

It’s basically  like “Hey, we’re going to California and this is how we get there”. We don’t need to map out every single street along the way.

A simple plan is all you need:

Screenshot 2016-06-03 20.14.42

Download it here: http://100startup.com/resources/business-plan.pdf

Your plan is alive

So we’ve mapped out quite a few things so far but by day 27 we will have laid out enough stuff that looks like this:

Screenshot 2016-06-03 20.18.54

We’re not going to sit around for 6  months creating some beautiful 100 page report with charts and graphs.

And we’re not going to kill ourselves trying to pre-solve problems that we don’t even know if they only exist in our heads or not.

Nope!

At this stage in the game, action wins!  And tomorrow, there is more action to come!


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About the Author

Startup entrepreneur , writer, and local brand builder. I’ve launched and grown several companies, generated millions in revenue, and along the way allowed thousands of people to peek over my shoulder to see what works. What follows is the 80/20 approach to building a successful business.