For many entrepreneurs the creation of a business plan is the biggest hurdle in the development process of their fledgling enterprise. While you might be able to succeed without one, being armed with information on how to write good business plans will give you a considerable leg up in starting a business , keeping it operational, managing your money, and cultivating business growth.
You’ve done all of the hard work researching, deciding what your business is about, targeting it accurately and selling it. It’s time to put the business plan together and articulate all your thinking, research, and hard work into a comprehensive description of your structure and service.
List any supporting information or other additional information that you couldn’t fit in elsewhere, such as resumes of key employees, licenses, equipment leases, permits, patents, receipts, bank statements, contracts, and personal and business credit history.
Those who are starting a business or who have an existing business, including sole proprietors, general partners, limited liability company (LLC) members, and even corporations, should have a Business Plan to map out their strategies and goals for their company.
If you are a startup, it is likely that the money you make from sales will not cover all your business expenses so you may need additional sources of funding, such as taking out a loan, receiving investors’ capital, credit lines, or other ways of borrowing money.