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Business Plan and Start Up Newsletter Issue #1017-What Is A Business Plan?
April 14, 2005

Business Plan And Start Up Newsletter
April 2005
Written by Shaunta Pleasant
President, TL Manage Inc.


Business Plan Pro... Everything banks; lenders and the SBA look for!  Produce your business plan quickly and easily... For entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Business Plan Pro 2005


*********Table of Content**********

What Is A Business Plan?
How Can We Help You?

Build A Business Web Site


Monthly Thought


~~~ What Is A Business Plan? ~~~
 Business Plan Pro 2005

Writing a business plan is one of the most important aspects of starting a business in today's ever changing environment. 

Why is writing a business plan so important?

This is the question you will need to ask yourself over and over again. And once you come up with the answer that is right for your business, you will be ready to get started...

Starting a business in today's ever changing environment is a challenge in itself. So many entrepreneurs are jumping into business ownership without first planning their new venture. 

The importance of planning your business cannot be over emphasized. 

By taking an unbiased look at your business, you can identify areas of weaknesses and strengths that you might otherwise overlook.  Planning can mean the difference between your business being a successful one, or it being a failure.

The idea of a plan is to help keep you mentally focused.  In a sense it is sort of like a goal.  You write it down, follow it and make changes and updates as needed. 

This is so that you can keep everything in proper perspective, because without a step by step business plan, there is no way you can keep your business running successfully, unless you are just a super lucky personÖ

What are the chances of that being true? Not Much.

Writing A business plan is simply the process you'll use to organize your business goals and strategies. It is a written expression of your business ideas.  And, it also provides information needed for others to evaluate your business.  A thorough business plan can help if you are seeking assistance from a financial lender.

It will let the lender know that you are serious, and also let them know that you are working and planning for your business to ultimately be successful.

Every business plan is dynamic.  Each business has its own unique personality and is different from any other one.  Your business plan should reflect your businesses uniqueness.


How Can We Help You? ~~~

Everyday we have people contacting us and asking for help with writing a business plan for their business.  It would be impossible for us to give everyone that asked personal help. 

So I have written a manual that will help you with writing your business plan. 

This manual is intended to aid you in the preparation and the writing of your business plan for your business. 

The first part of it is written to help you write your business plan.  There is plenty of note space for you to take notes as you move through it.  You can also take additional notes on other paper as needed. 

You should write your business plan as you go through this manual.


You can go to the Quick Start... Business Plan Work Shop 

This section is written for those of you that want to write a quick little business plan in a speedy amount of time.

This section also includes some worksheets in a printable form.  You can use these worksheets to help you figure out some of the financial information that your business will need to complete.

For More Information about;

How To
Write A Business Plan...
Made Easy

Go To;

~~~  Build A Business Web Site~~~

Whether your business is brand new or has been around for many years, it is important to build a business web site to give your company a strong and dynamic presence on the World Wide Web.

No matter how you decide to build a business web site for your company, always remember that your web site is the first point of contact for many customers. As a business owner, you know the importance of making a good first impression. It is therefore vital to build a business web site that makes a strong, memorable and positive first impression.

Places That Can Help You Build A Business Web Site

There are places that can help you build a business web site for your company. There is an entire industry of professionals who specialize in creating a web presence for existing businesses and helping new businesses get on the internet.

Freelance Web Site Designers

There are also freelance web designers who can build a business web site for your business. If your business is a startup, you will want to build a business web site that effectively communicates the products and services you have to offer. If your business is involved in ecommerce, you will want to make sure you have good pictures and product descriptions located on your web site.

What If You Donít Have An Internet Business?

Even if your business is not involved in internet retailing, it is important to build a business web site that provides good information about your business.

Remember that your company web site is the first thing many people will see about your business. Always make sure that your business web site provides a good first impression and makes potential customers eager to learn more about your company.

Planning To Build A Business Web Site

No matter how you build a business web site for your business, it is a good idea to sketch the design out ahead of time. Take some time to sketch out what each page of your web site should look like.

This will be a big help whether you are hiring a firm or individual to build a business web site for you or doing the work yourself. If you want to connect a back end database to your business web site, make sure the firm or individual you hire is able to provide that service for you.

Put The Need Of Your Customer First

It is important to always put the needs of the web site visitor first when you build a business web site. Remember to take into account that many web surfers are still using slow dial-up connections to access web sites on the internet.

It is important that any graphics, photographs or animation elements load quickly and look good no matter what the connection speed.

Always put yourself in the customerís shoes when you build a business web site. It is also important to build a business web site that is easy to use and intuitive to customer needs.

Make sure your customers can find the information they are looking for quickly. This is where sketching out your web site ahead of time can be a big help. It is important to build a business web site that is both easy to use and informative.

Taking these important steps when you build a business web site will ensure that both old customers and new customers will return again and again.

Choosing The Right Resource To Build A Successful Web Site

If you are planning on building a web site for your business Site Build It (SBI) is a really good choice. I believe in it, because I used it to create this web site site. And if you found me via the World Wide Web, that means it is doing what it is suppose to do.

  • This resource will help you save time and money in the long run due to the all-in-one approach it offers.
  • It offers a natural workable process, with the tools to execute it to make your web site work.
  • The success rate is phenomenal... They have more web sites in the top 1% then any other hosting service out there on the Internet. Note: this site is one of them... Look under Misc Business.
  • The Information, details, step by step resources that SBI offers you alone is enough to help you grow an Internet business to the next level... The level of success.

For more details about SBI, they would be delighted to provide you with answers to any "questions" that you may have about SBI!, or simply to help you figure out if SBI! would be of value for what you're planning, and how.


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You needed more help and more information, but it was not there for you to get.  As time went on you kind of felt that the only reason your sponsor or up line helped you sign up was so that they could get a commission for signing you up. 

The chain of events went something like this:

∑ Before you joined your sponsor was SO helpful

∑ You were SO excited about becoming a member

∑ You signed up and became a member

∑ Things seem to be going good for a while

You bought just about every product they offered

∑ You were making a little bet of money

∑ Your sponsor was still very helpful

∑ But as time went on sells started to slow down

∑ Things started to change

∑ Your sponsor seem to be too busy to help you

∑ Your circle of customers started to close

∑ As time went on, it would appear that your sponsor had LEFT YOU OUT THERE

∑ You started to lose interest in the program

∑ Six months later you are absolutely

This is not true with the 5 Pillar Affiliate Program.  Once you become an affiliate, you have access to a memberís only site.  It includes information, training and a lot of downloadable items that helps you grow your own small business.  Plus, you will be signed up for a newsletter that will help as well. 

The 5 Pillar Affiliate Program works hard at ensuring that its affiliates are well informed about the program and how to GROW and GROW and GROW your small business so that you will not feel LEFT OUT THERE.

Before you can actually get things up and running you have to pick a business that is right for you. 

This affiliate program works!

The 5 Pillar Affiliate Program helps entrepreneurs and small businesses grow profitable businesses on the web.  Their exceptional and expanding brand virtually forces customers to succeed in e-commerce.  All of the products which include server-side solutions over-delivers value, while maintaining affordability. That's why they are globally acclaimed as best of the breed."

To obtain more specific information about becoming a member;



We have put a huge emphasis on training. As long as I can remember I was being trained on something or another.

From the early beginnings I can recall my mom and dad telling
me "No, No, No!" or "Stop that!Ē I guess they were training
me to keep my hands off of their stuff.

So as you can tell training has always been a part of all of
lives. That's why we have put together this Work Shop. The
intentions of this program is to direct you in the right

direction to help you start your business in a successful manner.

This Work Shop is also a good training opportunity for someone that already has a business, but needs a boost to get it moving into a more profitable direction.

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For a free copy of the SBA/IRS The Small Business Resource Guide 2004, What You Need To Know About Taxes And Other Topics at:,,id=98949,00.html

Monthly Thought

The chief characteristic of the volitional act is the existence of a purpose to be achieved; the clear vision of an aim.
Robert Assagioli

                            The Act of Will

See you next issue. :-)
All the best,


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