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Word has a template - there are many sites online that have examples. And you can always get help from SCORE or SBDC (small business development center). Both you can find online.
SCORE has volunteers to help - SBDC have paid consultants - usually associated with a college or university.
In general, at their simplest, Business Plans should consist of the following:
Vision, Mission, & Objectives
Financial Plan/Capital Requirements
2. Internal Planning and presentation to close contacts that might want to invest in the business.
3. Internal Planning, close contacts presentation and presentation to experienced investors and/or sources of funding for the business.
Business Plan, Great post Dennis
In addition, SCORE has a FREE Virtual Learning Center with 26 FREE Online Courses and the first one is Developing a Business Plan
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These important steps wil help you tremendously....
These are from the people judged as the Best Business plans in the industry..
remember these steps....also do not write fluff
write what you want your customers to hear about you
and write in detail how you will adress their needs & what they are, the investor needs proof as well...what research did "YOU" do...not what somebody else's research shows.
hope this helps...I also have copies of this years winning business plans
For my business plan I used a very helpful and easy to use software called Business Plan Pro 11.0. The basic version costs $99 and it's extremely effortless to use. I was able to put together my business plan in just a few days.
I wrote the business plan for my personal use since I'm not planning to apply for business loans. My plan has 18 pages and many charts and statistics, but again, it's for personal use only. If I had to use it to apply for loans I would've spent more time, 1-2 months at least, to gather more information pertaining to my competitors and the industry in general.
Technically I didn't need to write a business plan, but it's good to have it and once you get it done you feel very good about yourself. It's a small accomplishment, but it's an accomplishment never the less.
Best of luck!
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Have your tried SCORE (score.org). Find a counselor in your industry and get them to look over your plan - their services are free and very helpful.
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You can search for free sample business plans and templates from bplans.com. You can also find a local SBDC in your area and they will not only help with the structure of your plan but with the research as well.
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