Business Plan

A Business Plan helps you get down what your business will be doing and where you are going. It should be a living document and updated on a regular basis.

A Business Plan usually includes:

  • an overview of your business
  • an overview of your market —customers, industry, and who will buy your product or service
  • your marketing
  • SWOT Analysis — Strengths and Weaknesses (internal), Opportunities and Threats (external)
  • financials
  • team — including skills you still need and any external people like a mentor
  • operations information — IT, systems, legal/compliance have a lot of good information on their website, including templates. Remember that there are many different types of Business Plans, do one that is suitable for you and your business.


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