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Have you ever written a formal business plan?

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66%
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Question: Have you ever written a formal business plan?
Top Answer (66% of 927 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: I write business plans for my small acupuncture operation.
Arundel Acupuncture
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
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Answer: No
Explanation: I do have a business blog that describes how D B Electric and the client interact http://energyelectricpower.blogspot.com/2015/12/estimates-bids-and-client.html
D B Electric
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
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Answer: No
Explanation: I starter working in the cleaning industry working with another company. I learn how to strip and wax V C T tile floors. I began to pick up a few jobs of my own and it continued to grow into a full time job.
A-1 Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: In 2007, I opened a consignment shop and wrote a formal business plan
Legalshield
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: I did it when I first started.
Worsley Inspections LLC
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Dozens if not hundreds of them.
Commercial Mortgage Services
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: We update our business plan every two years
Barrows Contracting Inc
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
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Answer: No
Explanation: I try my best to follow God and his plan for me.
popes painting
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
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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
Answer: No
Explanation: I believe that would mean how I want to market to ensure my success
Venetian Plastering, Misha Creations
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Mostly at school.
Kilgo Insurance
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Typically
Coatings by Chris
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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
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
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Even though we don't use investors' money, it was a good exercise to do a business plan.
Bluberry Productions, LLC
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I have in the past
Best Choice Inspections
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Answer: Not sure
Explanation: maybe long time ago
Spotlight 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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: How i started
A&B Painting
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Have, but do not particularly enjoy doing so
nofeelendersubmit4u.com
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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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Cape Fear Exteriors has a business plan.
Cape Fear Exteriors
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes we have written formal business plan and plan for each aspect of our business.
Coastal Care
Answer: Yes
Explanation: They can help.
Painter's Touch
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Started that in college
Saul Reyes Contracting.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I wrote them when I worked in Corporate business
Dragonfly Home Designs
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
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Answer: No
Explanation: I have heard it helps a lot
Pro Brush Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: for my business
Diamond Duct Cleaners L.L.C
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Clients get the most value from my help with strategic support.
FiscalDoctor Inc
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Before I start my business.
L.A. Mechanical Contractors
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: look at it often
Enhanced Business Solutions
Answer: No
Explanation: Didn't have to. The business plan was simple. When my Son takes over he will use the same simple business plan I do. Treat each customer as they are family, and they will refer us like we are family. Treat each employee as they are family and they will treat us like family. Both sides of our family grows each year and I couldn't be any prouder of my staff.
Property Masters
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Own my own business
Penn Mutual
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: When I started my buisness I went to SCORE and they helped us create the plan and implement it.
Wellformance
Answer: No
Explanation: We do not have a formal business plan but I had a basic written plan at the beginning of the year and it helped my direction.
Karoll Julian Inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes
Myrtle Beach Fence
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