Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan for a nonprofit organization is a bit different than writing a traditional plan. Learn the differences and build a successful business plan.

How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan [Updated for 2022]

Writing a business plan for a nonprofit organization is a bit different than a traditional plan. Learn the differences and build a successful business plan.


An effective and well defined executive summary can be the key to securing funding from a bank or outside investor. See what needs to be included and what the best way to approach writing your summary is.

How to Write an Effective Executive Summary

An executive summary is a brief introduction to a business plan. A winning executive summary grabs your reader’s attention and describes your business, the problem that it solves, your target market, and financial highlights.


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How to Write a Business Plan on Just One Page [Updated for 2022]

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.


Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan

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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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