As business owners we are often bugged down with the everyday tasks to keep our business afloat. Rarely do we stop to do a big picture review of where we want to go. A business that never stops to think is a business that will be go where ever the wind blows. A budget is one of the tools a business owner can use to tell its business where he/ she will like their business to go. A budget gives direction, purpose and the means in which goals can be achieved. Long term planning and budgeting will allow a business to rise ahead its current circumstance and succeed even when similar business are failing.