This template provides a business plan outline with sample questions, tables, and a working table of contents.
It was created for newer versions of Word and Excel (Office 2007 or later) so that you can easily change the fonts and color scheme and the file will be compatible with the mobile and web-based Word & Excel apps.
Important: When you paste a chart object into your business plan, make sure to "Paste as a Picture" because pasting the chart as an embedded object means that the entire spreadsheet becomes embedded in your Word document (even though what you see is only the chart).
If you want to insert a table into Word as a "Linked Object" so that when you edit Excel, the table in Word will update automatically, you may have a more difficult time preserving the formatting of the original.
Creating a business plan doesn't guarantee success, but the process of writing a plan is critical for any successful new business.
It isn't our goal to try to tell you everything you need to know about creating a business plan.DDG is seeking funding (business loan, equity funding or venture capital investment) for the project.One of the reasons that so many small businesses fail is that they don't do the necessary up front work to create an accurate and realistic business plan.How would you describe a group(s) of target customers?How you intend to get financing for your project Executive Summary The Summary's primary purpose is to "sell" the business project to the intended audience (investors, bankers, business brokers), enticing them to read on.They are founding IT Advisers to formalize the consulting services and hi-tech development they offer.IT-Advisers (ITA) offers high-tech manufacturers and smartphone producers a reliable, high-quality alternative to in-house resources for market development, information processing, cloud-computing and channel management on an international scale.The company seeks reasonable funding for the project, e.g bank credit, equity loan or venture capital investment Executive Summary The purpose of an executive summary is to summarize the highlights of the plan and to provide a brief snapshot of the company.Give the reader a fix on the size and type of the company, its management team, the products and services it offers, also some basic information about the industry, the size of the target market, funding sources, and the financial goals of the business.If you want to add a new section so that the Table of Contents updates correctly, just add a new heading in the body of the document and assign it the Heading 1 or Heading 2 style.To update the Table of Contents, go to the References tab and within the Table of Contents group of buttons, click on Update Table and then "Update entire table." For simple tables, you can use Copy/Paste (Ctrl c / Ctrl v) to copy a table from Excel to Word.