“Crafting a Roadmap to Success: Mastering the Art of Strategic Business Planning”

Not every successful business launches with a formal business plan, but many founders find value in taking time to step back, research their idea and the market they’re looking to enter and understand the scope and the strategy behind their tactics. That’s where writing a business plan comes in.

Ahead, learn how to write one with a step-by-step guide, get tips for getting the most out of your plan, and see real examples to inspire you. Shopify has some great tips and has concisely organized it into 9 steps. 


Key Insights:

Why do you need a Business Plan?

  • It can help you secure funding.
  • Helps you see weaknesses or areas of the business you may not be paying attention to.
  • It is useful for strategic planning, evaluating ideas, updating your market research, and helps you identify partnerships and opportunities.


  • Traditional that are detailed and long
  • Leaner or shorter versions
  • Nonprofit plans are usually done by social entities or social purpose organizations.

Tips for Creating a Business Plan

  • Use a template to get you started
  • Try to keep it concise
  • Invest time in research
  • Seek help from mentors and professionals to help you with the process.


Read our blog post on Mastering the Art of Entrepreneurship