A business plan is like a map. It can help you find the most direct route to your destination and avoid costly detours and delays. Yet most owners of remodeling companies have never written one. For them, the process seems daunting and the actual benefits uncertain.

I'm going to demystify the process of writing a business plan and show you how to make yours a practical management tool. One of the first steps toward effective management is accurate measurement. A good business plan makes your ideas measurable and helps you manage your business better and achieve your goals.

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