Business owners usually begin their million dollar futures with a great idea and, soon after, a business plan. Entrepreneurs sometimes skip over the formal planning stage in their rush to bring in those first few dollars. However, with or without a plan, the business eventually will flounder, grow, require financing or face an opportunity to sell. Imagine staring at elevator doors that never open. It’s the business plan that opens those doors. To truly succeed, a written document mapping out all aspects of the business eventually becomes mandatory.