So, what does a successful small business plan look like? How do you know that you're accounting for any and every possibility down the road? Well, honestly, you can't. What you can do is research, ask a lot of questions and seek sage advice from those who have been through it. Fortunately, we've got the latter part covered for you.
Meet Mailchimp partners, Kelly Vaughn and Danny Phillips. Kelly is the founder of The Taproom Agency based in Atlanta. On the other side of the world, in Australia, Danny is the director of the CX agency, Arkade. Both Kelly and Danny are small business owners dedicated to helping others execute their plans.
If you're really ready to commit to creating your plan, hold yourself accountable by writing it out.
"The first thing is to actually build out that physical plan," Kelly says. "Have it down on paper. Having it all written down on a true business plan is really helpful. You might be diverging from the those plans at some point, but you always have something to refer back to as far as, 'this is where we started, this is what our goals were.'"
We pulled Kelly and Danny away from their busy schedules to chat about the 7 things to keep in mind when you're putting your small business plan together.