It’s intended to help future small business owners consider the full scope of running a business, and identify functional areas they may not have considered or where they may need to level up their skills as they grow.That said, it may not include the specific details or structure preferred by a potential investor or lender.We’ve created a process that is easy to start AND finish.
A business plan is one of the most important documents for a business.
Writing a business plan is crucial for the future success of a start-up as it helps to define goals, sets targets and evaluates a business idea.
Download the business plan template, and review our guide on writing a business plan for additional information.
We’ve filled out a sample business plan as a companion to our template, featuring a fictional ecommerce business.
You’re already investing time and energy in planning your small business—there’s no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to formatting your plan.
Instead, to help build a complete and effective plan, lean on time-tested structures created by entrepreneurs who have come before you.
There are some high-level strategic guidelines beyond the advice included in this free business plan template that can help you write an effective, complete plan while minimizing busywork.
Once you’ve done the strategic work, it’s time to put it into action and write your plan.
Business plans are also important tools to attract funding from investors and are often compulsory if a business seeks funding.
Please always remember that our business plan templates can only give you a rough guidance of what you need to do.