Business Plan Basics
There are two main reasons for developing YOUR business plan.
The most COMMON is to provide a lender with detailed information
on all aspects of your current or proposed business so they can
determine whether you are a viable candidate for a loan. The most
IMPORTANT is to develop a guide to be used throughout the lifetime
of your business. It is your road map to success.
Visit the following web sites as you prepare to write your business plan.
Small Business Administration:
The "Starting Your Business" section offers what it describes as
a business plan tutorial and self-paced activity. The SBA site is
generally rich in content and in links to other useful entrepreneurial
There is also a comprehensive Business Plan that can be viewed
and downloaded at the Small Business Administration by clicking
on the following link. Business
Very comprehensive site offering a variety of topics and suggestions.
SBA-sponsored site offers a walk-through discussion of many aspects of the
entrepreneurial decision-making process, from self-assessment guides to start-up
checklists and business plan discussions.