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Question: Have you ever written a formal business plan?
Top Answer (66% of 960 votes): Yes.

Answer: No
Explanation: It just took off and go day by day
Kingcarz Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes (lol), but not for Therma Shield Solar Control. I wrote a formal business plan for a Survival School star-up that I was pitching in 1995.
Therma Shield Solar Control
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I wrote a business plan prior to starting my business.
Hudson Real Estate
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Many years ago to obtain a SBA Loan
Construct Boss
Answer: Yes
Explanation: There are several good free platform to create a business plan that provide step by step instructions.
T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, for 382 Major Metro Markets
Christmas Lights Unlimited
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: You have to know how to get where you want to go.
Heart and Soul Culinary
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I own two businesses and wrote formal business plans for each.
Grace Event Productions
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have written, reviewed and revised many business plans over my 29 year career.
The Advancement Group Investment Fund, LLC.
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Initially when I started my company and again when I bought out one of my retiring competitors.
NorCal Pool Builders
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Of course. I am a formal businessman.
Drapes and Decor
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A business plan provides guidance and structure to goals.
Reality Property Inspections
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: None of your business
North State Inspections
Answer: No
Explanation: This a very small and simple business at this time.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: No
Explanation: There has never been a need to.
QCS Building Services Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Iv got people for that
Georgia Master Plumbing
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For part of a Proposal or tender.
Biz & Techie Writing Services Ltd
Answer: No
Explanation: No
UDBPropertiesLLC
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have done numerous business plans in early years for funding and create goals and benchmarks.
Frank Ross Architects
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I did write a plan in the beginning and re visit each year
Naples Pool Life - POOL CLEANING SERVICE
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Several years ago during one of my first business ventures
HYDROWISE
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A formal business plan is an essential part of starting a new business.
Mark S. Powell, ABA- Bookkeeping & Tax Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I've written formal business plans for all of my businesses. That's one of the things that makes me successful.
Ron Rodgers- Ryan Real Estate
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes on every job
ARTIZTEK TILE DESIGNS
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: When I first started my business I drafted a business plan.
Titan Realestate Services, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: More than one
Savvy Way Skin
Answer: No
Explanation: In the process.
GrassHoppers Lawn Enforcement LLC
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Absolutely, a business plan is a plan for success.
TVmtn.com
Answer: No
Explanation: I haven't written a formal business plan, I strategize and create informal plans regularly.
David Lerner Associates
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I TEACH AND ASSIST CLIENTS WITH THIS
GROWTH by Roth Sales Enhancers
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: During business admin school
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
Answer: No
Explanation: I believe that would mean how I want to market to ensure my success
Venetian Plastering, Misha Creations
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Required for our franchise
ComForCare Home Care
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes it was part of the process to get my business started!
Enchanted Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Mostly at school.
Kilgo Insurance
Answer: No
Explanation: But I would like to some day
Modern Creations Construction
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: I used to be the sales manager for a small awning company.
Patton Building Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Typically
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Yes
Explanation: One needs goals and plans to move in the desired direction. Writing them helps in achieving them.
Barretta & Associates
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: I had to present a plan to the bank to get a loan
High-End Mobile Detailing
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have written several business plans for the company I was working for- including one that was a not for profit.
Business Growth Masters, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I've written a number of business plans.
Julie A. Cipolla Writing & Editing Services
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes we plan every job, because every home its different.
House Stars Holiday Lighting Installation
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Even though we don't use investors' money, it was a good exercise to do a business plan.
Bluberry Productions, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: not yet, no need to.
United Cleaning Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For my online basket business.
Covert Operations: Alpha
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have in the past
Best Choice Inspections
Answer: No
Explanation: Never had to
Anthony Shelton Painting
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: This business plan was written for an insurance department that was developed with in a finance company.
John B Wright Insurance
Answer: Yes
Explanation: How i started
A&B Painting
Answer: No
Explanation: nope
MARC-Architecture
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Answer: No
Explanation: I never needed to do one
Freedom Equity Group
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Have, but do not particularly enjoy doing so
nofeelendersubmit4u.com
Answer: Yes
Explanation: More than 3x's
Atlantic Mortgage and Finance Corporation
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: not for this business but for others in the past
Junk Hauled Today
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Cape Fear Exteriors has a business plan.
Cape Fear Exteriors
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Before accepting my current role with WOW Business, I had to provide a 30/60/90 day business plan.
WOW! Business
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: They can help.
Painter's Touch
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Started that in college
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We purchased software and have a plan.
Walkers Green, Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: When I first started this business.
Patrick's Pest Control
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Wrote one for my own business years ago.
Paladin Consulting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Every year
RE/MAX Results
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: when i started
Gem's Services
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: In college for a marble slab creamery ice cream shop.
Your buddy at the beach LLC
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have written business plans for several of my businesses as well as several corporate business plans.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Several for myself and 100's for clients.
Startup Hive
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
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