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How to Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide

Quincy Yarbrough
Publication date:
March 26, 2021
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How to Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide

A business plan is a document that describes a business in detail, explaining the business model, mission, vision, objectives, operational plan and financial plan of a company. It should be written before starting a business to set the stage for strategic planning and operations management, as well as to identify potential business planning issues, omissions or opportunities for improvement. It is also important for business funding. Creating a thorough business plan can be done using common project planning methods and tools.
When starting a business, it is important to write a detailed business plan for banks and investors to better assess the feasibility of the business model. There are key elements that should be included in all business plans, such as an executive summary, business description, market analysis, marketing and sales strategy, and SWOT analysis. An executive summary is to compile the most important information about your business plan so that stakeholders can quickly get the idea without having to go over the whole document. A business description defines what your business purpose is, as well as general information such as your company background and mission and vision statements. A market analysis section should include three key elements: an industry analysis that addresses the sector at large, a competitor analysis that identifies direct and indirect competitors and a SWOT analysis that helps business managers understand the current competitive environment of a business.


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Quincy Yarbrough
How to Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide
March 26, 2021
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