You have a great idea and want to start the business. Be your own boss, determine your own hours, all of the things that you have always wanted to do. However, make sure that your business will be a success. Having a great idea is only a part of the formula for success. Business planning can be exciting. It molds and defines your idea, your product, your company, and your goals. Your business plan is your road map for the future, it plans the course you will follow to be successful. Successful business planning involves the use of a logical sequence. Many business owners do not have business plans because they feel that the task for actually preparing the business plan is too hard to do by themselves. This is like going a vacation to a far away destination without planning how to drive there. You are going to become lost on the way, wasting time and money. Arriving to your destination on time and in the most efficient manner does not happen by accident. It comes from careful planning.