Why You Need A Business Plan

Why You Need A Business Plan

Do you want to know the number one reason why your business needs a  business plan?

Benjamin Franklin said it best: "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."

Your business plan is a written document that answers questions about your business. 

  • How much money will your company make? 
  • How much money will it cost to run your business every month? 
  • Who are your customers?
  • How are your customers going to find you?


Your business plan will answer these questions and more. So plan on being successful by following these simple suggestions: 

  • Have a business plan. 
  • Review it periodically. 
  • Adjust it. 


And be on the road to success. 


Meet Joann Seery

I have more than 25 years of experience in writing business plans that secure financing for small businesses.
I love helping businesses be successful! And I would like to help you be successful in business too.

Joann Seery

Joann has helped thousands of businesses from startup to success. She has an MBA in entrepreneurship. In 2006 she was elected Top Technical Assistant Provider in Hawaii. She has helped more SMOs get business loans than any of the banks in Hawaii. She has written hundreds of business plans. In 2008 she was given the Award for Woman In Business in Hawaii.

Joann’s father was a shoemaker. He was very good at his craft but not a good business owner. Joann’s parents struggled to get by and would often argue about money. Joann would sit at his job and run the cash register on the weekends. She always wanted to help him run his business and be successful. That ignited her passion for helping small business owners like you be successful!

We At Serious Business Solutions Want You To Be Successful In Business

Because we want you to succeed we have created a program to help you write your perfect business plan and unlock your business success

This Is What Our Clients Say

“We were looking for a way to help us focus on what was most important to get our startup business off the ground. Joann’s business plan class helped us do that. We now have a written plan that allows us to communicate where we are headed with our stakeholders. Joann provided worksheets and examples to help us create our mission, do competitive analysis, understand target markets, look at operations, and put it all into a plan to demonstrate our company goals and how we will get there. Especially helpful were weekly online video classes. It was fun to check in as Joann led the conversation and helped us all learn from each other and together. We were able to ask questions to ensure we understood the current topic before we started the following exercises. The video calls were recorded so we could review to our heart’s content. Between weekly calls, Joann was very accessible. We got answers to questions as we completed the weekly worksheets and feedback on our homework "in process." Joann turned a daunting process with lots of unknowns into manageable, understandable steps. We are grateful for the opportunity to complete Joann’s business plan writing course. Thank you, Joann!”

Dan & Penny Georgevich

“Joann is a phenomenal mentor. Originally, I started working with a nonprofit business development center. I did not receive the help I needed to write the business plan to help grow my business. Joann’s step-by-step approach helped me understand all the elements of the business plan and how they fit together. Joann gave me the pieces that I did not even know I needed, saving me hours of frustration and costly mistakes. By the time we were done I secured an investor to help me grow my business. Thank you, Joann, for making this process so easy and simple. ”

Josephine “JT” Michael

“Taking this course with Joann has been tremendously helpful! Joann is highly knowledgeable and a bountiful resource with her practical wisdom and experience. On top of that, working with Joann is an absolute joy. This course has helped me write my perfect business plan, and getting clear on my budgeting has helped me reduce the stress of being a new business owner. The course also helped me get sharper on how I differentiate my services from others in the market and helped me prioritize my marketing efforts. I highly recommend this course to help you write your perfect business plan and unlock your business success.”

Sophie Higgins

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