Wondering about the layouts of business plans? Business plan layouts can vary depending on your specific company history, industry, or pitch style. They are typically between 20 and 30 pages (appendix included), though some complex investor plans can reach 50 pages or more. You can also cover your concept in short order in a 3-5 page executive summary-style document, which can stand in for a full business plan in certain situations. No matter how in-depth your plan goes, the traditional layout includes all of the following:
• Cover page with contact information
• Mission statement/slogan
• Table of Contents
• Executive and Start-up Summaries
• Products/Services Description
• Market Analysis
• Marketing Strategy
• Management Team
• Financial Plan
• Exit Strategies
There are more detailed subsets under each heading but these are the central themes to cover in some fashion. Again, depending on your audience and funding needs, it may be the case that "less is more" and you don't need exhaustive detail on each component. The SBA however WILL require some semblance of each of the sections outlined above. Want to see other business plan layouts or learn more about how to tailor a plan to your audience? Need help writing it? MasterPlans is here for you. With almost 8,000 business plan documents created to date, we've seen it all. Call 877-453-2011 today!
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