Building a Business Plan

Whether you are thinking about launching a new business idea or have a business that you want to see grow, a business plan is a must. A business plan sets out the future strategy (both operational and financial) of a business, usually covering a period of several years. The document will describe what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. By documenting a strategy ahead of time, you have insights to potential issues that may arise and can determine if your business will be a success.

If you need to write a business plan for next year, start with these resources:

Business Plan Blog Posts

“Go” or “No Go” Business Plans

Can your business plan help you decide whether or not to start a business? Should you write a business plan to determine if the business you’re starting will be successful? Of course, I (a business plan writer) would answer YES.

7 Business Plan Musts

Whether or not you are raising capital or simply need a business plan to grow your business, each business plan has 7 items that are MUSTS.

5 Key Things to Do for Your Business This Week

Many potentially successful businesses go under because of a failure to take time to plan and execute these simple but essential steps toward growth.

Small Business Grants for Women

Obtaining a grant that you won’t have to repay can be an important opportunity for a woman working on a new small business startup or striving to grow her company. There are a number of grants available to help you develop and grow your small business.

Star’s Corner: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Starting a business can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Taking a vision and turning it into action can be life changing—it’s all about living the dream.

Business Plan Resources

6 Steps To Building A Business Plan That Gets Funded

Business Plan Webinars

Webinar: Building Your Business Plan

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