Writing a business plan
How to write a business plan
Need step-by-step guidance to help you write a business plan? We can help, with dozens of articles on business plan writing, from writing a mission statement to how to do financial projections and beyond. Also, be sure to check out our free sample business plans to see how other successful businesses did it.
Business planning basics
- What is a Business Plan?
- Do I Need a Business Plan?
- Who Needs a Business Plan?
- How Will You Use Your Plan?
- How Long Should a Business Plan Be?
- The Different Types of Business Plans
Business plan format
- A Complete Business Plan Outline
- A Simpler Plan for Startups
- Start With an Initial Assessment
- How to Write an Executive Summary
- How to Write a Mission Statement
- What You Sell (Your Products and Services)
- Your Industry and Competition
- Your Management Team: The People Behind the Plan
- What Financial Forecasts do You Need in Your Plan?
Business Plan Template
All about business plan financials
- Precise, Accurate Estimates are More Than Guesses
- How to Create a Sales Forecast
- How to Simplify Your Sales Forecast
- How to Create a Break-even Analysis
- All about Cash Flow
- The Difference Between Cash and Profits
- International Business Planning
Pitching your plan
- Are You Pitching Your Business Naked?
- Personalize Your Pitch
- Angels vs. VCs on Business Pitches
- Pitching Your Business: How Not to Answer A Tough Question
- 5 Things Missing From Most Entrepreneur Pitches
Sample business plan library
Keys to successful business plans
- What Makes a Good Plan?
- Keys to Better Business Plans
- Successful Budgeting Involves People
- Common Business Plan Mistakes