Business Plan Cheat Sheet: Samples & Tools

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Before you move forward with your new money-making idea, write a business plan. Writing a business plan forces you to think through your idea to see how realistic it actually is. Your business plan will serve as a strategic roadmap as you work to build and grow your new company.

Additionally, any serious investor, bank or potential partner will expect you to have a business plan to show how you plan to make your company a success. It’s important to put your ideas on paper before you do anything else.

Don’t worry, writing a business plan is easier than you think.

Free Sample Business Plans and Templates
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. There is always an existing business that you can pattern your new company after. Browse sample business plans until you find one that most reflects your business. Then, customize that plan to fit your own. You can access free business plan samples here.

View business plans based on a specific industry or company type:
Restaurant Business Plans
Consulting Business Plans
Education Business Plans
Day Care/Childcare Business Plans
Beauty Salon and Spa Business Plans
Construction Business Plans
Retail Business Plans
Nonprofit Business Plans
View more…

Another helpful resource is Business Plan Pro. It offers over 500 business plan samples, step-by-step advice and customizable templates to help you create your own business plan.

For additional help with your business plan, read:
How To Knockout Your Business Plan In A Week
The Successful Business Plan, Secrets & Strategies

The point is… writing a business plan does not have to be a daunting challenge. Use the business planning tools and resources above to make it easier for yourself.

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