business plan of approximately 10 - 12 pages.
What is a Business
A Business Plan
is a planning document that describes the aims and objectives of an
existing or proposed business, and how the owners plan to achieve their
Purpose of a
Business Plan is a necessity if you are approaching a bank or other lender
for financing fore your business. Lenders want to know that you have a
viable business idea, and that you appear to have the knowledge and
ability to run your business.
business owner should refer to the business plan from time to time
throughout the early stages of operation. This helps to stay on track, and
can also provide re-assurance and confidence if things don't seem to be
progressing as you think they should.
Read the yellow
section of the following website on the purpose of a business plan.
Business Plan Basics
You may use the
following website as a guide to writing your business plan. If you
like, you can download the template file (MS
Word document) from the site and use it as your starting point.
Business Plan Guide
You should look
at several other samples of business plans before you decide on a format.
Do a google search, or check the following websites*: