Wondering whats in a business plan and how to get started? Developing a business plan can be a difficult, time consuming task unless you have expertise and business acumen. Even then, creating a business plan can be a time-consuming proposition. In fact, it takes more entrepreneurs roughly 400 hours to create a business plan, according to the Small Business Administration. To streamline the process and to create a business plan that fulfills your needs without spending needless hours or energy crafting it, you should follow a basic format that most successful business plans employ. Here, then, is typically whats in a business plan:
• An executive summary, or description of your concept
• A detailed list of your products/services
• An analysis of your target demographic and your competition
• Basic three year financial forecasts
These sections are fundamental to any business plan, and are elements that investors and lenders typically require before even reading your plan. However, be forewarned that many venture capitalists, angel investors, and even SBA lenders will request more information, so be prepared to expand your business plan if necessary. If you would like more information about whats in a business plan that will help get your start-up going, call the industry leaders in the field—MasterPlans. We have helped thousands of entrepreneurs like you start the business they have always dreamed of launching. Call 877-453-2011 for a free consultation and more information about what we can do for you!
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