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Inc. Yourself, 11th Edition: How to Profit by Setting Up Your Own Corporation by Judith H. McQuown

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5Your Business Plan: Preparing for Success

All entrepreneurs and professionals need at least one business plan: one for themselves, and one if they intend to borrow money or sell a portion of their corporation to outside investors. The popular perception is that successful entrepreneurs or independent professionals are mavericks, ego-driven macho types (regardless of their gender), flying by the seats of their pants. That perception, shared unfortunately by many entrepreneurs, is only about half accurate. Many are ego-driven mavericks; that part is true. But the most successful of them have a plan, even if it’s informal and unwritten.

Your Own Business Plan

Think of your own private business plan as a road map. If you don’t know where you’re ...

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