Writing a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2020]

Everything you need to know about how to write a business plan, from the executive summary to appendix. Start writing your business plan today.

By Noah Parsons |

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2020]

To make the best impression on banks and investors, your plan should be presented using the standard business plan outline format. This guide gives you an outline to follow and explains what each section should entail.

By Tim Berry |

Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan

I’m going to walk you through an easier way to get your business plan started, and show you how to develop a winning strategy. We call it the One Page Pitch.

By Noah Parsons |

Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month in December

Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year!

By Kateri Kosta |

How Long Should a Business Plan Be?

Don’t make your business plan longer than necessary; think about the reason you’re writing the plan in the first place. If you want to revise it regularly, the shorter it is, the more manageable it will be.

By Tim Berry |

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan + Example Templates

Because of the risk and the amount of money involved, writing a business plan for a new restaurant is even more important than it might be in other industries. While not everything will likely go exactly as you planned, if you have a business plan you’ll certainly minimize your risk and make it that much more likely that you’ll find financial success.

By Noah Parsons |

Free Clothing Retail Sample Business Plan

A retail clothing sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another shop structured their business plan. Download this free business plan example.

By Kateri Kosta |

How to Get the Most Out of a Sample Business Plan

The basic idea of a sample business plan makes perfect sense. If you haven’t done a business plan before, a sample plan gives you an instant idea of what you should include, how to structure it, even what to write. Here's how to get the most out of a sample business plan.

By Sabrina Parsons |

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