17 Business Planning Mistakes You Should Avoid

Don't Make These Mistakes
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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (116 ratings)
8,650 students
1hr 18min of on-demand video
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Students will know key issues to avoid in preparing their business plan
Students will learn how to effectively fix the mistakes they have made with their plan.


  • Basic understanding of business planning


This course, 17 Business Planning Mistakes You Should Avoid was developed based on the mistakes business owners make when preparing their plan. The course lays out the mistakes and what you should do to avoid these commons issues. When a start-up or small business owner prepares their plan, they often do not have the experience necessary to know they are making these mistakes. 

If you are new to business planning, this course will certainly help you save time. If you have prepared a business plan before, then this course will be a refresher for you.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for the individual who needs to write a business plan.
  • It is for the individual that is planning to start a business who does not want to make these mistakes.


Business & Financing Strategist, Author, Speaker, Coach
Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 244 Reviews
  • 13,431 Students
  • 4 Courses

When you find your passion, you will experience life to the fullest.

I rediscovered my passion through supporting business owners over the past 18-plus years. I have used what I learned as an entrepreneur to help others who were finding it difficult to advance their businesses. 

I have been teaching startups and entrepreneurs well over 13 years now, where they continue to demand more of me. I am excited and love what I do. I have worked with clients in many industries and continue to do so today.

Who is Karlene Sinclair-Robinson?

I have been dubbed 'Business Knowledge Superstar,' and 'The Queen of Business Financing,' and am Author of the book: 'Spank The Bank: THE Guide To Alternative Business Financing.' I am considered a foremost expert on 'Alternative Business Financing' and success strategies for startups, small businesses and struggling entrepreneurs. I have been a speaker for many years on issues impacting small businesses and how best to help them achieve growth and sustainability.

I am currently the Assistant Finance Director for a non-profit organization tasked by the Small Business Administration to support start-ups and small business owners. I am also an Adjunct Professor at a local area community college.

I primarily focus on strategies that help startups and small businesses through growth or survival periods. When I am not working with business owners in need through coaching, consulting or instructing, I am having fun with my family and pet dog or volunteering in my local community. 

Why am I Teaching on Udemy?

I mentioned earlier that I am passionate about teaching. I love to help people, so what better way to transfer my skills, knowledge and willingness to help others than teaching on this unique platform. Transforming lives is key to what I do and I believe this is what Udemy offers. 

I hope to hear from each of you as you learn from the courses I create. It is my mission to help those who are seeking to start and grow their businesses but need the knowledge to get there.

I believe that 'If You Dream It, You Can Achieve It', so lets help you achieve your dreams. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach you what I know.

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