Writing a Business Plan

A Simpler Plan for Startups

What kind of business plan do you need? It depends on the size of your business, and what you're using the business plan for. Here's how to determine what kind of business plan is right for your startup.


What Is a Balance Sheet?

Learn what defines a balance sheet, the importance of a balance sheet in your business plan, and view some balance sheet examples.


How to Develop a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

The sales and marketing section of the standard business plan includes three parts—the market analysis, the marketing plan, and the sales plan. Keep it short and simple—just big enough to cover your actual business need. Here's how to develop your market analysis for your business plan.


How to Write a Business Plan for a Cannabis Company

The cannabis industry is exploding right now. If you want to start a successful cannabis business, here’s how to write a business plan that will help you in this booming market.


8 Common Business Plan Mistakes

What are the most common business plan mistakes? While including the necessary items in a business plan is important, you also want to make sure you don’t make any of these common errors. Here's what to avoid.


How to Write a Business Plan for an Outpatient Medical Practice

So you’re thinking about starting your own outpatient medical practice. You probably have many good reasons to open a private practice. Private practices can be lucrative, although it requires you to spend time building relationships with patients while also attending to all business processes that are part of running your practice. Maybe you want more...


What Is a Business Plan?

In its simplest form, a business plan is a guide—a roadmap for your business that outlines goals and details how you plan to achieve those goals. Here's what a business plan entails, and how to choose what type is right for your business.


4 Essentials of the Growth-Oriented Business Plan

Strategy in your growth-oriented business plan serves as a reminder of what’s most important. Hint: It's not about what you're doing; it's all about what you're not doing.


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