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Business Plans

Information on creating business plans, including what they contain, how they're used, how often they're updated and why your business needs one.

How to Write a Home Business Plan
A business plan establishes a route to create a successful and profitable business. Learn tips on how to create a simple but effective business plan.

How to Write a Business Plan and Keep it Updated
Can you write your business plan yourself? What happens once it's prepared? How often should you update your business plan?

Business Plan Basics
The fundamentals of business plans - whether you need one, an outline of what's expected and how to go about preparing a business plan.

Writing a Business Plan
Writing a business plan can be a daunting task, but this step by step, section by section guide will help you get through the chore with flying colors.

60 Business Plan Samples
60 business plan samples, free from the SBA and its partners. Samples are arranged alphabetically by type of business.

Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan for Growing Companies
From the SBA. Breaks down the sections of a business plan with links to detailed information on what should be included in each section.

Do You Really Need a Business Plan?
If you're planning to start your own business and you don't already have a formal business plan, do your really need one or can you fly without it?

Steps to Write a Business Plan - Funding Request Section
Steps to write a business plan, specifically preparing the Funding Request section of your business plan.

How to Make a Business Plan - Financial Data Section
This article discusses how to make a business plan - specifically how to structure the Financial Data section of a business plan and what to include.

Business Plans - Writing the Executive Summary
Business plans aren't difficult to write as long as you know what goes in them. A discussion of the Executive Summary that's usually included in formal business plans.

Business Plan Outline - Organization & Management Summary
The business plan outline continues with a discussion of the organization and management section in a standard business plan outline.

Writing a Business Plan - Marketing & Sales Strategies Section
Writing a business plan can be a daunting task, but this step by step, section by section guide will help you get through the chore with flying colors.

Small Business Plans - Writing the Market Analysis Section
Writing the market analysis section of a small business plan. This article is one of a series that takes a close look at writing a formal small business plan.

Business Plan - Company Summary Section
A business plan example, specifically of the Company Summary section of an example business plan.

60 Business Plan Samples
60 business plan samples, free from the SBA and its partners. Samples are arranged alphabetically by type of business.

Business Plan Format - Products & Services Section
The business plan format for the products or services section in a business plan explains what material goes into this section of a business plan.

Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan for Growing Companies
From the SBA. Breaks down the sections of a business plan with links to detailed information on what should be included in each section.

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