Writing a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan on Just One Page [Updated for 2020]

Writing a business plan can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Instead, try starting with a simple business plan on a single sheet of paper. Here's how to do it, and a free template to help you get started.

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 |

What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help.

By Briana Morgaine |

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 |

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 |

Bplans How-to Videos

Explore Bplans' gallery of how-to videos to help you start writing your business plan.

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