Welcome to the Business Plan Template. This Template is a powerful interactive
tool you can use to write your own business plan in a comfortable and easy
step-by-step fashion. Simply read the instructions and suggestions
accompanying each section and then answer the questions posed.
Writing a business plan in any mode is a demanding process that usually
takes several weeks at the least. We suggest you write your business plan
in stages, perhaps one section at a time, saving your data after each session
as described above.
You can post your answers right online in the space provided here. After
you complete a section, press the apply button, and your answers
will be set up in appropriate business plan format, with the right headings
accompanying your answers.
To save your data for later use, YOU MUST COPY IT AND ENTER IT INTO YOUR
OWN WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM, OR SAVE YOUR ONLINE DATA AS AN HTML DOCUMENT.
NOTHING YOU WRITE ONLINE WILL BE STORED FOR YOU ONLINE FOR LATER ACCESS.
IF YOU FAIL TO COPY YOUR DATA, YOU WILL LOSE IT.
The cover sheet needs to provide all the necessary contact information about
the business. (For Investor version: the last thing you want to do is get
prospective investors interested in your business, and then be unable to get
in touch with you because your cover sheet is missing your phone number.)
You should have three types of financial statements covering your history and projections:
Your appendices should include any items that you believe are relevant to
your business plan and work as support material. This might include market
research data, surveys of competitors' pricing, the management team,
a media plan, sample advertising programs, consulting firm reports,
"love letters," and so on.