We'll concede that "National Write a Business Plan Month" doesn't have the festive "ring" to it like December's other holidays, but a casual observance of National Write a Business Plan Month could set your business on the right track for 2019.
For those who are just starting their business, National Write a Business Plan Month is time to give your business plan some careful thought and start taking serious notes.
If you've already got a business plan, then consider National Write a Business Plan Month a good time to re-examine your current plan, especially if you've been in business for a while and it's been a long time since you wrote your plan. Think about your current successes and opportunities. What about your plan works? What doesn't? Ask yourself, Are our strategies and goals still viable in 2019?
As 2018 draws to a close, the days are getting shorter and the to-do lists are getting longer. Let's face it: Your business plan is probably the last project that you want to tackle in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But remember it's not be necessary to write — or rewrite — your business plan from start to finish by Dec. 31. You just want to have it top of mind as you head into a prosperous and happy new year.
To make National Write a Business Plan Month easier for you, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has a wealth business-plan-writing guides that can help business owners evaluate current strategies and maybe find some new ones — just in time for a fresh approach for the new year.