This small business plan guide from the Small Business Center Network, maintained by the North Carolina Community College System, gives a realistic view of the business plan. Especially in the case of businesses that won't be seeking outside funding, the plan functions best as a road map for your business to be changed when necessary based on customers and the market. The site also includes guides for business plans to be used for both start-up and established businesses. But remember, if the business is being funded and operated by you alone, don't stress the business plan. Simply use it as a basis for your operations to help you decide where you want to go and how to get there.
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