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Business Plan: Food Services Business Project

Prepare a business plan of approximately 10 - 12 pages.

What is a Business Plan?

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 business goals. 

Purpose of a Business Plan:

A detailed 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.

A 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.

Getting Started:

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*:

* These are used for educational purposes only. They are not to be taken as an endorsement by the author

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