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Dear Entrepreneur: Letters from Those That Have Made it And Are Making It Happen by Andrew Blackman, Danny Bailey

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The Giving Card

Write a business plan. Then rip it up.

It’s always a good idea to have a general direction for your business to go in, but no two days are ever the same. Your initial concepts and beliefs about how your company will launch and operate will probably change more frequently than the British weather! No matter how much preparation you do, it is inevitable that unpredictable obstacles will be thrown your way. The only thing you can do is prepare for these difficulties by attempting to predict as many eventualities as possible and potential solutions to combat each one. That’s where a business plan does come in handy. If it’s just you in the company, write yourself a to-do list each morning and follow it; it will give you the direction ...

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