Let’s face it, you won’t be able to predict the future when you write a business plan with perfect accuracy, especially those all-important sales figures. That goes double if you’re writing a business plan for a new business. That much uncertainty is intimidating. It’s even scared would-be entrepreneurs away from starting their own businesses.
Author Tim Berry has some great tips for managing your uncertainty about uncertainty over at American Express’ OPEN Forum:
- Break what you don’t know into manageable chunks. Base your projections on what you do know.
- Instead of focusing on unknowns, focus on goals and how you’ll track your progress toward them.
- Embrace uncertainty. You’re never going to know everything, so don’t sweat it so much.
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