Do you want to learn how to write a business plan for small business? Are you in the process of starting a business or raising capital but don’t know how to write a business plan that can attract investors? Then this article is for you.
I was motivated to write this article because I realized that telling you how to develop a small business plan is just not the same as showing you exactly what needs to be included in one. I hope you know that building a business without a business plan is like flying a plane without your radar.In this article, I will be providing you with a quick nine step small business plan outline that can serve as a guide to writing a simple business plan that attracts investors. If you are ready to learn, let’s get started.
1.The executive summary
The executive summary is what introduces your business to the reader and probably is the most important section for lending institutions. If you can’t convince an investor in the first two or three pages that you have got a good business proposal for them to listen; then just forget about trying to raise capital because your business plan is never going to produce any tangible result. The executive summary is also important as a communication tool to employees as well as any potential customers who need to understand your goals and ideas.
2.A small section on company start up
This section of your business plan is where you have to clearly explain the thought behind the company’s creation and how you or your business associate came up with the idea to start your business. In this section of your business plan, you are expected to explain in detail the business idea, research result, location analysis, organizational structure, corporate structure and so on. You are also expected to explain the business type, industry and Business phase.
3.Your company goal
You will have to use this section to explain in a few paragraphs, what your short and long-term goals for the company are. How fast do you think it will grow? Who will be your primary customers? Also to be included in this section is your company’s vision and business Mission statement. This is very vital and must not be ignored.
4.Biographies of management