A corporate business plan for a large organization can be hundreds of pages long.However, for a small business, it's best to keep the plan short and concise, especially if you intend to submit it to bankers or investors.In this section, you need to demonstrate that you have thoroughly analyzed the target market and that there is enough demand for your product or service to make your business viable.
That best way to find out whether you do or not is to do your research and write a business plan to see if your idea is feasible.
The simple business plan template presented here will get you started.
Once you complete your simple business plan be sure to format it attractively, print it and get it professionally bound.
You want your business plan to convey the best possible physical impression; make it something people are going to want to pick up and look at.
The business plan template below is broken into sections as described in the table of contents.
Each section of the template can be copied into a Word, Excel or similar office document by selecting the text and using copy/paste.
A standard business plan consists of a single document divided into several sections including a description of the organization, the market research, competitive analysis, sales strategies, capital and labor requirements, and financial data.
The resulting document can serve as the blueprint for your business and be supplied to financial institutions or investors if debt or equity financing is needed to get your business off the ground.
Capping your plan at 30 pages should be sufficient unless you need to include photos of products, equipment, logos, business premises or site plans, etc.
Potential money lenders and investors want solid research and analysis, not long, wordy descriptions.