Not everyone has all the skills needed to run a business, and owners must be honest with themselves about their weaknesses and find others to fill in the gaps.
A vision statement is a clear outline of the purpose of the business and what type of company it will eventually become. Will it remain local or will it have an international presence?
Who are the people that will fill these positions and what are their qualifications?
If the owners lack certain skills, such as not having a marketing background, they should make plans to hire people who have those talents.
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Noah is currently the COO at Palo Alto Software, makers of Outpost and the online business plan app Live Plan, and content curator and creator of the Emergent Newsletter.
A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.
A management summary details the background, education and years of experience of the management team and any investors that might be involved in setting policy and making decisions in the company.
Each position in the company should have a description that defines the job's responsibilities and level of authority for making decisions.