Writing a Business Plan

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!

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.

Bplans How-to Videos

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

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.

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.

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.

Free Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

A hair and beauty salon sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another salon structured their business plan. Download a free business plan example from Bplans.

Free Fast Food Restaurant Sample Business Plan

Looking for a free, downloadable restaurant sample business plan? This particular plan is for a fast food restaurant, but keep in mind that an exact match isn't necessary.

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