Small Business Plan and Templates

by ryan


Small Business Plan and Templates


Too many people who start small or home based businesses think that business plans are something that only people seeking finance, or big businesses need. The truth is, however, that the small business plan is one of the most important planning tools you have, and we are about to tell you why.

When you are a small business owner, chances are you spend most of your time reacting to events and circumstances. You probably spend more time working IN your business than you do working ON your business. Writing your small business plan, or updating it, even if you do not plan to apply for finance, is a great way to force yourself to think about where your business is, and where it is going.

Another reason why a small business plan is critical is that it is the business equivalent of the old saying: those to fail to plan, plan to fail. Having something written down, even if you eventually deviate from it, forces you to plan ahead for your business, and it is always better to have a ‘road map’ to remind you of the direction you want to be going in.

Business Plan Writing Tips Everyone Can Use

No matter what type of business you are planning to start chances are you are going to need to write a business plan. Since that is one of the fundamentals of starting a business, we thought we would give you some business plan write tips that anyone can use, for any stage business plan, in any industry.

Find Samples

Our number one business plan write tip. Do not reinvent the wheel! Even if you are writing a business plan for a new innovation or invention, chances are, someone has done something similar at some point, and chances are, there is a sample business plan that is related to your big idea on the internet.

Use the sample plans you find to generate ideas for the layout and content of your own business plan, and you will take a lot of the hard work out of the process!

Do a Rough Draft First

Our second business plan write tip that everyone can use is to rough out their plan first. Spend some time with a pencil and some paper, writing down ideas or text content, creating rough chart ideas, playing with the layout and more.

Rough content is easy to reshuffle, change, and modify, and the process of brainstorming, writing, and adding to the content you are creating will be a great practice run for the final business plan you are going to write.

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