Devin Dixon, I get where you are coming from. However, having a business plan is not necessarily good only for conventional small businesses. While you rightly mentioned about lean approach, and there’s no denying that lean methodology is THE WAY FORWARD. Yet, a startup/business should have a plan/roadmap because it keeps the founders focused. And a business plan doesn’t have to be a rigid one. Instead, it should be flexible, concise and written for founder’s own direction if not for lenders/investors.