How to make a business plan for a small business: The 4 best Tools
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Nice pointers! I will be opening a small twisty puzzle store (rubik’s cubes etc.) and I’ve been business planning for almost 2 months now. (I’m still working on my financial plan, which is a pain). But, I see things much more clearly now. Planning can be fun, and it can make you pull your hair out.
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Not all small businesses are concerned with credit lines, partnerships and office space — at least not in the beginning. So why should their initial business plans include these things? Copyblogger's doesn't. Instead, it offers a business-plan template fit for the real would-be entrepreneur's world. Whereas most business-plan templates assume all businesses are uniform, Copyblogger's Remarkably Simple Business Plan was created to get to what entrepreneurs really need to know to start a business: the ins and outs of the product or service, how customers will find the business and how the business will make money. Simply copy and paste the template of the Remarkably Simple Business Plan, created by Sonia Simone, co-founder and chief content officer of Copyblogger Media, and you're good to go.
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Business plans are an essential tool for any small business owner. Whether starting a new business, raising funds or growing your business, making sure you have the right business plan for the task at hand is the key to achieving your goal. The Florida SBDC at USF can help in more ways than one.
One of the major benefits of creating a business plan is that it forces entrepreneurs to confront their company's finances squarely.
You can avoid some of the most common mistakes by following this list of dos and don'ts.
No business plan is complete until it contains a set of financial projections that are not only inspiring but also logical and defensible.
Some guidelines on what to include.
More than 100 free sample business plans, plus articles, tips, and tools for developing your plan.
An online video in author Tim Berry's blog, outlining what you really need to know about basic business numbers.
Linda Pinson's business selling books and software for business planning.
Business-planning tools and information from the maker of the Business Plan Pro software.
Government-sponsored website aiding small and midsize businesses.
A guide to writing the financial section of a business plan developed by SCORE of northeastern Massachusetts.