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Question: Have you ever written a formal business plan?
Top Answer (66% of 806 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: I TEACH AND ASSIST CLIENTS WITH THIS
GROWTH by Roth Sales Enhancers
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have written business plans for myself and for my clients
CPA Tax Advisors, Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: During business admin school
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Required for our franchise
ComForCare Home Care
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I studied Financial Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Woodrow Draws Pictures
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes it was part of the process to get my business started!
Enchanted Painting
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Answer: No
Explanation: But I would like to some day
Modern Creations Construction
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes but still need the 3 years prediction vary to much.
Sky JP cleaning
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I used to be the sales manager for a small awning company.
Patton Building Services
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: One needs goals and plans to move in the desired direction. Writing them helps in achieving them.
Barretta & Associates
Answer: No
Explanation: It's something that I have started.
Millyard Home Inspection
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I had to present a plan to the bank to get a loan
High-End Mobile Detailing
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: I've written a number of business plans.
Julie A. Cipolla Writing & Editing Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: When I first started I developed one.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes we plan every job, because every home its different.
House Stars Holiday Lighting Installation
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Answer: No
Explanation: not yet, no need to.
United Cleaning Service
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have a business undergrad degree, and took Entrepreneurship. So, I was required to write one for the class, and since have penned or helped write a few.
John L. Scott - Lacey
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For my online basket business.
Covert Operations: Alpha
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Answer: No
Explanation: Never had to
Anthony Shelton Painting
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: maybe long time ago
One Link Logistics
Answer: Yes
Explanation: This business plan was written for an insurance department that was developed with in a finance company.
John B Wright Insurance
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Answer: No
Explanation: nope
MARC-Architecture
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I'm a firm believer of having a business plan prior to starting any business.
Boardwalk Construction
Answer: No
Explanation: I never needed to do one
Freedom Equity Group
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: More than 3x's
Atlantic Mortgage and Finance Corporation
Answer: Yes
Explanation: This is necessary for any business
Occupation Works LLC.
Answer: No
Explanation: not for this business but for others in the past
Junk Hauled Today
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Before accepting my current role with WOW Business, I had to provide a 30/60/90 day business plan.
WOW! Business
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes we have written formal business plan and plan for each aspect of our business.
Coastal Care
Answer: Yes
Explanation: More than one
Savvy Way Skin
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Started that in college
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We purchased software and have a plan.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I wrote them when I worked in Corporate business
Dragonfly Home Designs
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Wrote one for my own business years ago.
Paladin Consulting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Every year
RE/MAX Results
Answer: No
Explanation: I have heard it helps a lot
Pro Brush Painting
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Answer: No
Explanation: This is something that we would like to do. Focusing on great customer experience through high value service and debt and cash flow management has been our foundation.
Emerald Lawn and Outdoor Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I think it is important. One of my favorite sayings is "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail".
Lasting Images Photography, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: for my business
Diamond Duct Cleaners L.L.C
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: My CO. Works from both Biz & Marketing plans.
Buyers Sellers Network
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Clients frequently need help.
Hamilton Jones Associates, Inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Clients get the most value from my help with strategic support.
FiscalDoctor Inc
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Answer: No
Explanation: The business offers a formal plan. I just send the message out.
J-Co Unlimited
Answer: Yes
Explanation: .
Alpha Cleaning Solutions, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Before I start my business.
L.A. Mechanical Contractors
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: We have a business plan for growth. A 3,5 8 ,10 and 15 year plan that is followed up by monthly meeting to discuss progress,growth and problem solving
Bushco Contracting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It is used to procure investment money and is need to used to acheive business goals and standards. .
David's Handyman Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: look at it often
Enhanced Business Solutions
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Own my own business
Penn Mutual
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I deal with small to mid-sized business and the owner/managers have a concept but can't always articulate it in writing
DeVore Mgt. Consulting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: When I started my buisness I went to SCORE and they helped us create the plan and implement it.
Wellformance
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes
Myrtle Beach Fence
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Many times.
Health Markets Insurance
Answer: Yes
Explanation: During my business employment
Capstone Financial & Tax Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sometimes it's needed for the type of work I do
Faux Pro Painter
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I've owned 3 companies in my life and sold the previous 2. A business plan is crucial to success.
247 Surveillance Tech Group LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: I do not have one currently, however, I was advised to complete one and I have been in contact with a small business association to help me design one.
Team Building US
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Answer: No
Explanation: I took part in the formal business plan for my family's brewery but I personally was not responsible for writing it.
AES - Advanced Electronic Solutions
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's important for any business to have a plan.
New Day Design & Home Staging
Answer: No
Explanation: no never
United Northern Mortgage Bankers, Ltd.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You have to if you want your business to be more then a dream. You need to write it and follow it.
SnowBusters.org
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have done one for myself.
Your Portable CFO
Answer: Yes
Explanation: In the process of doing it now
Dalina's Spotless Cleaning Service
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: I am not interested in doing a formal business plan.
Homewurx Inc.
Answer: No
Explanation: I have someone who does for my clients
Benemerito Attorneys at Law
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For clients
Manhattan Tech Support
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes I have.
Advanced Fence Construction, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We believe this is important to business.
Bluewave Technologies
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It is a great exercise for any business.
Cornerstone Land Management
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Answer: No
Explanation: Few times
Angel Christmas Lights Installations
Answer: No
Explanation: No. Just don't borrow money, or take out loans. If you cant afford it, then do with out until you can buy it cash. Credit card companies hate me. I only pay cash.
Lechler Gutters
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Goal setting is the number priority in my business.
Dengler Strategic Coaching
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: I started one!
N Style
Answer: Yes
Explanation: years ago and not much of it applys to us today.
Eternal Works
Answer: Yes
Explanation: This is important for certain business structures.
The Drain Butler
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