Being Successful in Business Means Having a Plan

Being Successful in Business Means Having a Plan

Anas Bouargane 11/11/2020 1
Being Successful in Business Means Having a Plan

Why Having a Plan Means Success in Business


Let's just wing it – these are famous last words in business. As it turns out, to be able to run any successful operation, you need to have a plan and a good plan at that. You can't just shoot at random and hope for the best. Well, you could, but that's something you would like to avoid if possible. The good news is that business isn't exactly like roulette. You still take chances but have some reasonable expectations. Well, roulette is actually somewhat like that. If you went to and wanted to have a quick session, you will be able to. Roulette can also be predictable, but we are talking business here, and having your plan all up and ready is the difference between success and what could be a failure.

#1 A Plan Will Give You Purpose

Whatever it is you are developing, having a plan will always give you a purpose and help you weather the difficult periods. If you are trying to do something without a clear goal in your head, then you are not very likely to see many objective results. In fact, you are going to see just the opposite.

What is more important, you will be prone to depression and give up way early and before you have achieved any of your goals. That is something that you would want to avoid in the short and long-term. But, to do so, you need to focus on one thing – having a clear business plan.

People with plans are usually people who tend to be more successful than others. The same applies to businesses. A schedule will be your base of operation and should everything go awry, and you can revisit your plan and ask yourself – is this something I expected.

#2 A Plan Will Allow You to Gauge Results

After all, running a business doesn't mean that you have all the time in the world. In fact, it may mean just the opposite. It's no child's play to have your own business, and if you are a true entrepreneur, you will be putting long hours into it. Well, there is no shame in it, and this is where a business plan comes in handy.

You basically want to know how well you are doing and the best way to do this is to come up with a plan that allows you actually to gauge your progress. It does sound a bit like wishful thinking, but it isn't, and you will come to appreciate it, one way or another. Having a plan allows you to look at your business and be able to tell if things are going well, and if not, you can start looking into the reason why.

#3 A Plan Means You Know What You Want

Some people start a business with a straightforward goal in mind – make money, at any cost. This is not what usually makes things work. To run a business, you need to know what you want. Do you want to be giving back to the community? Are you interested in hiring more people and helping them improve their livelihoods? It comes down to having a plan and pursuing it.

Some people are in to get rich, and others have this one idea that they know would work and want to see it fully-fledged. There are always things to do and enjoy as it is. Yet, when it comes to running your own business, the best thing you can do is to always come with a plan in mind. That's your sure-fire way of coming as close to success as possible. So, get to that drawing board and figure it out!

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  • Frank Josinger

    Brilliant insight

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at Unissey. Anas holds a bachelor degree in economics, finance and management from the University of Toulon.

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