For most of us, unfortunately, our desires about where we would like to go aren't as important as our businesses' ability to take us there.
Put another way, if you choose the wrong business, you're going nowhere.
You've decided to write a business plan, and you're ready to get started. You've just greatly increased the chances that your business venture will succeed.
But before you start drafting your plan, you need to--you guessed it--plan your draft.
Then you'll want to emphasize such things as stock options and other aspects of compensation as well as location, work environment, corporate culture and opportunities for growth and advancement.
A solid business plan may convince a supplier of some precious commodity to favor you over your rivals. You may want to stress your blue-ribbon customer list and spotless record of repaying trade debts in this plan.
In that case, you'll have to focus very carefully on the executive summary, the management, and marketing and financial aspects.
You'll need to have a clearly focused vision of how your company is going to make money.
That's especially true if, as part of examining your goals and objectives, you envision very rapid growth.
Energetic, optimistic entrepreneurs often tend to believe that sales growth will take care of everything, that they'll be able to fund their own growth by generating profits.