A Business Plan is crucial for starting and running your business successfully. Sound business plans can help you get a loan, keep you on track toward your goals, and provide a reference for benchmarking, reviewing results and making adjustments in your business. Don t forget to check out the great free or low-cost training opportunities, plus free professional business counseling, from your local Small Business Development Center!
How to Write a Business Plan
- How to Prepare a Business Plan In partnership with SBA, by bplans.com founder Tim Berry
- SBA Podcast Creating a Plan -Transcript
- SBA Videos Other Training many different videos covering many topics including business planning
- Stategic Planning Executing Kutztown SBDC, PA
- Developing a small business plan Kutztown SBDC, PA
- The Business Plan Explained My Own Business tm
- Developing Successful Business Plans Palo Alto Software
- Business plans in detailed outline format PlanWrite.com An extremely detailed outline of what business plans should include, section by section.
- Guide to Business Plans Pacific Islands SBDC
- Why Business Plans Don t Get Funded great article on common problems entrepreneurs run into when looking for funding.
Where to Find a Business Plan
- Growthink.com If you need help developing your plan, please consider Growthink s writers or its simple templates for business plans
- Bplans.com Bplans.com contains the largest single collection of free sample business plans online, according to them. In addition to that, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. Bplans.com includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools, and a panel of experts who have answered more than 1,400 questions from people like you.
- Cayenne Consulting good resource for business entrepreneurs including a start-up valuation calculator, resource directory, and a very popular blog for entrepreneurs.
- VFinance View hundreds of real business plans in pdf format.
- Business Owners Toolkit Sample business plans and information on how to create a plan.
- PlanWare Business Planning software and information.
- Virtual Business Plan Walk through the design of a business plan.
- SBA Business Planning Guide Careful business planning is fundamental to success. The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.
- Small Business Advancement Center
- Sample Business Plan General Business planning guide created by the Canadian Business Service Center.
- Business Plans Index A subject guide to sample business plans and profiles for specific business types from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Business Plan Templates an Alphabetized List
Clicking on each of the templates below will open up a draft for your business that can help you get started. The vast majority of our Sample Business Plans Come from Palo Alto Software, the Makers of Business Plan Pro, whose generosity helps make it possible for you to receive free small business advice and counseling from your local small business development center.