A prudent starting point to get the ball rolling with small business planning is to review key problems and questions. The primary precautionary note with this approach:
Each small business situation is likely to be relatively unique which means that there is not usually going to be a universal set of business questions and problems that will be applicable for each specific business scenario.
Even with the above precaution, there will still be a number of highly-relevant business problems and questions that will be pertinent to most small businesses. The focus in this small business planning blog is to zero in on the issues impacting most small business owners. An example of a useful tool that evaluates common small business financing problems is the presentation provided on our home page.