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Starting A Business
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Create your Business Plan

A business plan is an essential blueprint to business success. This adaptable working plan generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines business goals as well as measurable strategies to achieve those goals. Writing out objectives and action steps not only helps clarify and organize priorities, it also gives potential investors a clear vision of your pathway to profitability.

Developing a Business Plan

  1. Executive Summary
    An Overview of your business and business plan, profile, and goals.
  2. Business Description
    Describe your business and your product or service, and explain how they are different form other businesses.
  3. Market Analysis
    Identify your business industry, potential market and competitors.
  4. Organization & Management
    Describe how you plan to structure your business.
  5. Service or Product Line
    Describe your product or service, including the features and benefits of your product or service.
  6. Marketing & Sales
    Explain how you plan to market and sell your product or service to the potential customers you've identified.
  7. Finances
    Show your current and projected financial status, including balance sheets, a cash flow statement, and revenue projections.
  8. Appendix or Supporting Documents
    Optional. Include additional documents that support your business plan.