Step 1. You have to write a solid business plan to even think about starting and running a successful business.
The plan becomes a living document that lays out a description of your business' future, what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.
This strategic document needs to take you from 3 to 5 years out.
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Watch this roundtable discussion of investors as they talk about what they think about startups' business plans: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/219894