Preparing a Business Plan
Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise penalty-free. ($50k min)
Writing a business plan-an outline of your business's characteristics and goals. Usually, entrepreneurs write a business plan in order to obtain financing. However, even if you aren't seeking outside financing, it's a good idea to put your plan on paper. A business plan becomes an operating tool that will help you manage your business efficiently.
Excerpted from Starting a Home-based Business