A written guide to starting and running your business is essential for success. This plan serves as a road map for the development of the business, facilitates obtaining capital, and generally promotes growth.
The following links to outlines, tutorials and templates can help you through the planning process.
Essential Elements Of A Good Business Plan (SBA). Outlines how to write your plan.
Finding a Niche: Make Your Business Plan Stand Out (SBA) The following tips can help you clarify what your business has to offer, identify the right target market for it and build a niche for yourself.
Guide For Writing a Business Plan (SBA) Detailed, step-by-step explanation to help write your plan.
Business Plan Template (SBA) (On line | PDF) Step-by-step guide to help you build the business plan.
Guidelines for Business Planning (SBRC) The SBRC’s guidelines for creating the business plan.
Writing a Business Plan (DBED) DBED’s outline for writing the business plan.
Business Planning Templates from SCORE
The following templates can provide direction for developing all aspects of the business plan, particularly the supporting financial documents.
Business Plan Template - Startup (Word | PDF )
Business Plan for an Established Business (Word | PDF)
Advisory Board (Excel)
Competitive Analysis (Word | PDF)
Financial Projections (Template | Explanatory Notes for Template)
Start-Up Expenses (Excel | PDF)
Opening Day Balance Sheet (Excel | PDF)
Projected Balance Sheet Template (Excel)
Bank Loan Request (Word | PDF)
Loan Amortization Schedule (Excel | PDF) (Provided by Microsoft Office Online)
Breakeven Analysis (Excel | PDF)
Cash Flow Statement (12 Months) (Excel | PDF)
Cash Flow Statement (4 Years) (Excel | PDF) (Provided by Real Easy Books)
Personal Financial Statement (Excel | PDF)
Profit and Loss Projection (12 Months) (Excel | PDF)
Profit and Loss Projection (3 Years) (Excel | PDF)
Sales Forecast (12 Months) (Excel)
Business Plan Review
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