Not that you really need a plan engraved in stone or written down on toilet paper, but it does make you focus on a couple of key points.
Who are your customers?
How are you going to get your product in front of said customers?
And how will you make a profit after you sell your product?
Now I wrote a business plan on the back of an envelope .....kind of like the Gettysburg address. And I knew, it would be YEARS before I saw income that was more than a nice addition to our family. Like income that could actually support us.
We still aren't there.
I have seen too many businesses need too much profit too fast to succeed. And most of us know in farming, profits are only one flood/hailstorm/drought/pest-invasion away from disappearing.
So it is always nice to find another venue for bringing some additional income into the coffers!!
And never, ever, ever did I think my business would include this .........
To this day, anytime a photographer talks to me about using our property for a photo shoot --- it surprises me.
My back yard???
Because I don't see my yard looking like .............
Or the tea cup tree so sparkly and shiny ............
I don't see the lath house like this..........
And a bucket of flowers is never that magical.
But you help me see it that way .....
And for that, my soul and I are eternally grateful!