Yes, your startup still needs a business plan

"Yes, you should write a business plan – just because you’re a startup doesn’t mean you won’t need it. I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I talk to either don’t have one or laugh at the idea of writing one. They’ve read the Lean Startup and all they’ve taken away from the book is “fuck planning, startups don’t need it” — which totally misses the entire point of it. So when I ask them about their business, they’re vague. Vague, unfocused and messy. They don’t have their stories straight, or their products straight, or a clear vision for where the company is going. Each individual member of the team has a completely different concept in their heads." Read more

John Westenberg StartupSmart 11 July 2016

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