What is a Business Plan?
A business plan is a written document that describes the business, outlines business goals, and details the route that will be taken to achieve those goals. Key components of a business plan include: a description of the company's organization, management, and products or services; financial projections; funding requirement; analyses of the industry, market, and competitors; and sales and marketing strategies.
Ten Questions That You Should Try to Answer
Try to address the following ten big questions as completely as possible. Remember, you should not simply talk about a general idea (those are "a dime a dozen"), rather, try to present a concise concept with a clear economic model, convincing everyone that you can actually make it happen.
Articles to Print
Business Plans Handbooks can be requested from other I-Share Libraries. There are several different volumes to choose from with each volume's content section identifying sample plans from different business sectors. Recommend reviewing contents before requesting a specific volume in order to determine the type of business that might offer the most insight for your plan. Requests for books can be made directly by following the links in the Library catalog.
A compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America
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Free business plans with examples filtered by industry.
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How to Write a Business plan in 13 chapters including plan examples and resources found in Appendix. Discover Business mission is to strive to help make future business students better with in-depth resources, subject guides and rankings.
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