Before you leave a nine-to-five income, your business plan can tell you if you’re ready.
Over the long term, it’ll keep you focused on what needs to be accomplished. Or, an internal document to guide you, your leaders, and your employees? The executive summary lays out all the vital information about your business within a relatively short space; typically, one page or less.
Will you run ads in the newspaper or use an employment firm or try to hire away employees from competitors?
Will you be doing the interviewing and hiring or will someone else?
Managing these tasks to completion is the key to a successful startup.
The Startup Plan is not only a great way to keep up with everything that must be done to start a business, but also to remind yourself of the little things that might fall through the crack.
By what date will all employees be onboard and fully trained?
As with most steps on your Startup Plan there can be a number of subtasks that must be taken care of before you can mark a task off your list.
I always create my Startup Plans with a simple spreadsheet and build out from there.
Start by simply listing everything that you can think of that must be done to launch the business.