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3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan Starting a business is like a prizefight, you can project a path but the road is still full of surprise punches.

By Sam Hogg

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Pull No Punches

World champion boxer Mike Tyson once said, "Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face."

Starting a business is like a prizefight, and the demand for a written plan as the de facto document in startup investment has always perplexed me.