How to write a business plan

The essentials

 

"Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; Profits make you a fortune."

—Jim Rohn

This free information section focusses on the topic of business plan writing, why you need it for small business, and how it can make you a success in the capitalist world.

We will cover things like how to write a mission statement, an executive summary, an introduction and conclusion, plus what needs to go into your marketing, legal aspects, financial overview and operations.

Finally, a few tips for business operators will hopefully set you straight on the road to a successful life in small business.

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Contents

  1. ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS
    What you need to know
  2. THE BUSINESS PLAN
    Basic structure
  3. CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
    Keeping your plan confidential
  4. MISSION STATEMENT
    Check List
  5. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    Check List
  6. BUSINESS INTRODUCTION
    Check List
  7. BUSINESS PERSONNEL
    Check List
  8. BUSINESS MARKETING
    Check List
  9. BUSINESS LEGAL ASPECTS
    Check List
  10. BUSINESS FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    Check List
  11. BUSINESS OPERATIONS
    Check List
  12. BUSINESS CONCLUSION
    Check List
  13. BUSINESS APPENDICES
    Check List
  14. ESTABLISHING YOUR BUSINESS
    Final Remarks
  15. WORDS OF WISDOM
    Tips for business operators
  16. BIBLIOGRAPHY

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