For most entrepreneurs, a business plan rough draft might be as simple as penning an outline on a napkin. In fact, that is okay. The truth is that a business plan is a working document that is continually changing—even after you reach your initial goals, whether that includes securing funding or getting your start-up off the ground. A business plan rough draft then can really include any business plan that continues to be a work in process. However, if you are simply looking for help on creating a rough, rough draft—or just information on how to get pen to paper—the following tips can help get the process started:
• Consider why your idea is so unique
• Research your target market, and find evidence supporting the need for your concept
• Analyze your competition
• Review your resume and determine what elements support the case that you're capable of operating this business
While this is only a rough starting point, you can then take these elements and use them to construct the foundation of your business plan. How you choose to organize them is up to you, although a business plan rough draft (or even finished version) typically follows a standard format that includes an executive summary, product/service description, market analysis, management summary, and financials. Fill in these sections with the information above for the first version of your business plan rough draft.
If you still feel like you need more help getting started, you may want to call professional business plan writers. The consultants at MasterPlans—the industry's leading business plan writing firm—can help you get started. Simply start by giving us a call today at 877-453-2011. We are happy to provide you with more information about what we can do for you and a free consultation.
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