Your small business plan is your guide for beginning, structuring and growing your business. This section will provide you with the necessary resources to write a plan tailored to your needs your plan quickly and painlessly.
A good business plan helps you think through what needs done, by when, and what resources you have available. If you aren’t seeking funding from banks or investors, you can write up a one page business plan in an hour or so by answering a few questions.
This page is designed to be a resource for small businesses and solo service professionals who are not looking for financing, but who still would like to put together a basic business plan to kick start their new business or jump start their existing business.
Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business Plans
What do you need to write your small business plan? What sections should you include? And why should you spend your time on this? Below you will find frequently asked questions we receive on why you might write a small business plan.
Write Your Small Business Plan In A Day
Your small business plan only needs to include the information you find useful and valuable for the next few weeks and months. You don’t need to estimate several years of cash flow, income or expenses. That said, here are a few resources to help you think through what your business needs.
Below you will find our recommended books for writing your small business plan if you need a more comprehensive strategy or want to present your business idea to investors or lenders.
This book helps you create the practical plan you need to evolve and grow while ignoring the cookie-cutter templates.
Abrams provides a more traditional business plan structure if you are looking for lenders or to win competitions.
This book covers the basics of creating your small business plan with plenty of real life examples and documentation.