Free PDF Business Plan Templates and Samples
Smartsheet Contributor Joe Weller
September 9, 2020
We’ve gathered the most useful collection of business plan PDF templates and samples, including options for organizations of any size and type.
On this page, you’ll find free PDF templates for a simple business plan , small business plan , startup business plan , and more.
Simple Business Plan PDF Templates
These simple business plan PDF templates are ready to use and customizable to fit the needs of any organization.
Simple Business Plan Template PDF
This template contains a traditional business plan layout to help you map out each aspect, from a company overview to sales projections and a marketing strategy. This template includes a table of contents, as well as space for financing details that startups looking for funding may need to provide.
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Lean Business Plan Template PDF
This scannable business plan template allows you to easily identify the most important elements of your plan. Use this template to outline key details pertaining to your business and industry, product or service offerings, target customer segments (and channels to reach them), and to identify sources of revenue. There is also space to include key performance metrics and a timeline of activities.
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Simple 30-60-90 Day Business Plan Template PDF
This template is designed to help you develop and implement a 90-day business plan by breaking it down into manageable chunks of time. Use the space provided to detail your main goals and deliverables for each timeframe, and then add the steps necessary to achieve your objectives. Assign task ownership and enter deadlines to ensure your plan stays on track every step of the way.
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One-Page Business Plan PDF Templates
The following single page business plan templates are designed to help you download your key ideas on paper, and can be used to create a pitch document to gain buy-in from partners, investors, and stakeholders.
One-Page Business Plan Template PDF
Use this one-page template to summarize each aspect of your business concept in a clear and concise manner. Define the who, what, why, and how of your idea, and use the space at the bottom to create a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) for your business.
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One-Page Lean Business Plan PDF
This one-page business plan template employs the Lean management concept, and encourages you to focus on the key assumptions of your business idea. A Lean plan is not stagnant, so update it as goals and objectives change — the visual timeline at the bottom is ideal for detailing milestones.
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One-Page 30-60-90 Day Business Plan Template
Use this business plan template to identify main goals and outline the necessary activities to achieve those goals in 30, 60, and 90-day increments. Easily customize this template to fit your needs while you track the status of each task and goal to keep your business plan on target.
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Small Business Plan PDF Templates
These business plan templates are useful for small businesses that want to map out a way to meet organizational objectives, including how to structure, operate, and expand their business.
Simple Small Business Plan Template PDF
A small business can use this template to outline each critical component of a business plan. There is space to provide details about product or service offerings, target audience, customer reach strategy, competitive advantage, and more. Plus, there is space at the bottom of the document to include a SWOT analysis. Once complete, you can use the template as a basis to build out a more elaborate plan.
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Fill-In-the-Blank Small Business Plan Template PDF
This fill-in-the-blank template walks you through each section of a business plan. Build upon the fill-in-the-blank content provided in each section to add information about your company, business idea, market analysis, implementation plan, timeline of milestones, and much more.
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One-Page Small Business Plan Template PDF
Use this one-page template to create a scannable business plan that highlights the most essential parts of your organization’s strategy. Provide your business overview and management team details at the top, and then outline the target market, market size, competitive offerings, key objectives and success metrics, financial plan, and more.
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Startup Business Plan PDF Templates
Startups can use these business plan templates to check the feasibility of their idea, and articulate their vision to potential investors.
Startup Business Plan Template
Use this business plan template to organize and prepare each essential component of your startup plan. Outline key details relevant to your concept and organization, including your mission and vision statement, product or services offered, pricing structure, marketing strategy, financial plan, and more.
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Sample 30-60-90 Day Business Plan for Startup
Startups can use this sample 30-60-90 day plan to establish main goals and deliverables spanning a 90-day period. Customize the sample goals, deliverables, and activities provided on this template according to the needs of your business. Then, assign task owners and set due dates to help ensure your 90-day plan stays on track.
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Nonprofit Business Plan PDF Templates
Use these business plan PDF templates to outline your organization’s mission, your plan to make a positive impact in your community, and the steps you will take to achieve your nonprofit’s goals.
Nonprofit Business Plan Template PDF
Use this customizable PDF template to develop a plan that details your organization’s purpose, objectives, and strategy. This template features a table of contents, with room to include your nonprofit’s mission and vision, key team and board members, program offerings, a market and industry analysis, promotional plan, financial plan, and more. This template also contains a visual timeline to display historic and future milestones.
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One-Page Business Plan for Nonprofit Organization PDF
This one-page plan serves as a good starting point for established and startup nonprofit organizations to jot down their fundamental goals and objectives. This template contains all the essential aspects of a business plan in a concise and scannable format, including the organizational overview, purpose, promotional plan, key objectives and success metrics, fundraising goals, and more.
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Fill-In-the-Blank Business Plan PDF Templates
Use these fill-in-the-blank templates as a foundation for creating a comprehensive roadmap that aligns your business strategy with your marketing, sales, and financial goals.
Simple Fill-In-the-Blank Business Plan PDF
The fill-in-the-blank template contains all the vital parts of a business plan, with sample content that you can customize to fit your needs. There is room to include an executive summary, business description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, financial statements, and more.
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Lean Fill-In-the-Blank Business Plan PDF
This business plan is designed with a Lean approach that encourages you to clarify and communicate your business idea in a clear and concise manner. This single page fill-in-the-blank template includes space to provide details about your management team, the problem you're solving, the solution, target customers, cost structure, and revenue streams. Use the timeline at the bottom to produce a visual illustration of key milestones.
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Sample Business Plan PDF Templates
These sample business plan PDF templates can help you to develop an organized, thorough, and professional business plan.
Business Plan Sample
This business plan example demonstrates a plan for a fictional food truck company. The sample includes all of the elements in a traditional business plan, which makes it a useful starting point for developing a plan specific to your business needs.
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Sample Business Plan Outline Template
Use this sample outline as a starting point for your business plan. Shorten or expand the outline depending on your organization’s needs, and use it to develop a table of contents for your finalized plan.
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Sample Business Financial Plan Template
Use this sample template to develop the financial portion of your business plan. The template provides space to include a financial overview, key assumptions, financial indicators, and business ratios. Complete the break-even analysis and add your financial statements to help prove the viability of your organization’s business plan.
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Key Sections Included in our Example Business Plans:
Executive Summary : A quick overview of your plan and entices investors to read more of your plan.
Company : Describes the ownership and history of your business.
Products and Services : Reviews what you sell and what you’re offering your customers.
Market Analysis : Describes your customers and the size of your target market.
Strategy and Implementation : Provides the details of how you plan on building the business.
Management Team : An overview of the people behind the business and why they’re the right team to make the business a success.
Financial Plan : A complete set of forecasts including a Profit and Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet.
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What is a business plan?
You can think of your business plan as the roadmap for managing and growing your business. It’s a dynamic document which evolves and changes over time, and covers your value proposition, your operating plans and the sort of support you need to succeed.
Your business plan is a key document to get funding or bring on new partners and investors. By setting out your opportunities, aims and milestones, you’ll show how and why your company is a strong investment prospect.
For startups in particular, investors want to learn why the founders are the right people to do the job, and what money is needed to get the business off the ground. The business plan will also walk through the planned steps to move from startup to scaleup - and on to solid profitability.
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Business plan format
Each business plan is unique. Build your own plan by choosing the sections of a traditional business plan which suit your business and your needs. Here are the key segments to consider:
1. Executive summary : Make it easy for the reader by pulling out the key information in simple, impactful terms. Cover the company’s product and niche, mission statement, leadership, employees, operations, financial projections and location.
2. Company Description : Paint a picture of your company. Show who your customer is and what problem you solve. Explain what makes you special, and well placed to exceed in your niche.
3. Market analysis : Set out the current state of your industry, and relevant market trends. Give details about the broad opportunities and threats, key competitors and likely changes to demand. Don’t forget to talk about how you will grow the market, or take market share from pre-existing businesses.
4. Products and services : Now it’s time to go into more detail about what you do. Set out the products or services you provide, covering the pricing, consumer benefits and profit margins. If you’re selling a physical product you’ll need to walk through the supply and production process.
5. Marketing and sales strategy : Where are your customers and how will you connect with them? Explain how you encourage repeat sales, and how you’ll make use of traditional and innovative advertising and marketing strategies. Don’t forget to cover the practicalities of actually closing a sale - for example, which ecommerce or POS platform you’ll use.
6. Organization and management : Lay out the legal structure of your business - and the organizational structure of your leadership team. If you’re seeking funding, remember that investors invest in founders as much as they do business ideas. You need to show how each of your leaders can contribute to the success of your venture.
7. Financial plan : Adding in financial plans and projections can give depth and show opportunities for scale to your potential investors. If you have an established business, you’ll be able to use live documents such as income statements , balance sheets , and other financial information. New businesses should provide targets and estimates instead, showing the rationale and assumptions used.
8. Funding request and budget : A crucial section if you're asking for funding. Explain your 5-year funding requirements, and cover how you’ll use the capital you raise to boost profit. Show you’re a solid investment by providing a budget to cover staffing, development, manufacturing and marketing costs. Don’t forget to disclose any future plans to raise funds, or any known capital expenditures which are coming up.
9. Appendices : Depending on your business type, and how you’re using your business plan, you may want to provide supporting documents. These could include founder resumes, product descriptions and pictures, legal paperwork, references, licenses, permits, or patents.
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Balance sheet template
Download our balance sheet template to give a comprehensive overview of how your business is doing. Investors use financial statements like these to compare investment options - so a smart and simple balance sheet is a great appendix to your business plan.
Profit and loss statement template
Use our handy template to create your profit and loss statement. Whether you know it as an income statement, P&L, or statement of operations, this is the document you need to add to your business plan to show profitability and predict future performance.
Cash flow statement template
Download our cash flow statement template and complete it to add to your business plan. Cash flow statements show you’re generating a profit, and investing it wisely - key considerations when attracting investors and partners into your business.
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Discover 14 expert-vetted real-world business plan examples PDF from different industries to help you write your own business plan.
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If you are planning to start a business from scratch , you will likely be advised to write a business plan. If you’ve never written a business plan, how can you determine the elements to include?
Thus, we will show you some real-world business plan examples PDF so you may know how to write your own, especially if you are seeking a bank loan or an outside investment and need to use SBA-approved formatting. Each sample business plan PDF is viewable and downloadable.
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Our sample business plans are complete and Incorporate all of the sections that bankers and investors hope to see. Each example of a business plan includes the following key sections:
- Executive Summary: A quick and brief introduction to your business plan. It includes a summary of your business, the problem that it solves, your target market, and financial highlights.
- Company Overview : Details about your company ownership, where your business is based, how large the company is, what you do, and what you desire to achieve.
- Market Analysis : Describes the industry you plan to sell your product or service in, including statistics to support your claims.
- Products and Services : Reviews what you sell and what you’re offering your clients. How it will rival other businesses selling the same or similar products and services.
- Marketing Plan : Promotional strategy to introduce your business to the world and drive sales.
- Operational Plan : Provides the details of how you turn strategies and plans into actions in order to achieve key objectives and goals.
- Management Team : Describes your management team, staff, resources, and why they’re the right team to make the business a success.
- Financial Plan : Composed of four financial statements: the income statement , the cash flow statement , the balance sheet , and the statement of shareholders’ equity.
Section-by-section examples of business plans
Business plans usually describe how an organization is going to achieve its goals. Below are real-world examples of each section of a business plan to help you see how these sections fit together to form a successful business plan.
- Executive summary
An Executive Summary summarizes the entire business plan. Be brief, don’t go into details. An effective summary should be no longer than two pages.
A good executive summary describes the problem you’re solving, your product or service, your target market, your team, your financials, and your funding needs (if you’re seeking funding).
Here is an example executive summary from our business plan template for Eplace Solution , an innovative e-commerce portal.
You can find more tips on how to write an effective executive summary by checking out our guide.
This section provides an overview of your small business.
It includes the business name, business structure, names of key people in the company, the history of the company, its nature, and details about the products or services it offers or will offer.
In addition, you can reuse your company description on your About page, Instagram page, or other properties that ask for a boilerplate description of your business.
This section also allows you to describe how you register your business . Here you must choose whether your business is a corporation, sole proprietorship, LLC , or another type of business .
- Market analysis
A market analysis analyzes how you are positioned in the market, who your target customers are, what your product or service will offer them, and industry trends.
It might be useful to do a SWOT analysis to discover your strengths and weaknesses to identify market gaps that you may be able to exploit to build your business.
As part of your market research, you’ll also need to perform a competitive analysis. It will give you an idea of who your competition is and how to differentiate your brand. Here’s an example of a competitive analysis we did for a food business.
- Products and services
Adding products and services to a business plan involves more than listing your company’s offerings. If you intend to gain funding or partner with another business, your products, and services section needs to demonstrate your company’s quality, value, and benefits.
Here’s an example of a product and service section in the business plan we wrote for an e-commerce business that offers wedding accessories.
Marketing and sales plan
It is always a good idea to have a marketing plan before launching your business.
A potential investor will want to know how you will advertise your business. Therefore, you should create a marketing plan that explains your planned promotion and customer acquisition strategies.
Discuss how you will make a sale. How will you attract customers and maximize their lifetime value? Ensure your marketing and sales forecasts align with your financial forecasts
Marketing plans are usually based on the four Ps : product, price, place, and promotion. Breaking it down by marketing channels makes it easier. Discuss how you intend to market your business via blogs, email, social media, and word-of-mouth.
Here is an example of marketing strategies we develop for a restaurant business.
The operation plan should include all the steps needed to run the business in the long run.
The plan should include details about logistics, duties for each department of the company, and responsibilities for the team.
The main aspect of running a business is its costs. Whether it’s machinery or services, each requires capital.
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Organization & management
In this section, you can describe your current team and the people you need to hire. You will need to highlight your team’s relevant experience if you intend to seek funding. Basically, this is where you demonstrate that this team can be successful in starting and growing the business.
A financial plan should include sales and revenue forecasts, profit and loss statements , cash flow statements , and balance sheets .
Now, if you plan to pitch investors or submit a loan application, you’ll also need a “use of funds” report. Here you outline how you plan to leverage any funding you might acquire for your business.
With our business templates , you can create your own income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet.
1. Online Marketplace Business Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
EPlace Solutions will be an innovative online marketplace business portal offering a variety of products to consumers throughout the globe. Founded by Mr. John Jones , a seasoned business visionary with an eye toward profit and achievement, the organization is set to enter the market in 2023.
Online shopping is at an all-time high with new consumer mindsets calling for them to shop for the types of deals and bargains that will be so much a part of the online marketplace business model.
Our online marketplace business plan sample includes a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape, as well as a clear strategy for attracting and retaining customers.
It also includes a comprehensive financial plan that outlines the revenue model, expenses, and growth projections. We like this sample plan because it demonstrates how to build a scalable, technology-driven business with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
2. Ecommerce Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
Something borrowed something new is an emerging e-Commerce business providing wedding accessories and personalized gifts. This drop shipping business model has the potential to take the market by storm.
In addition, social networking and blogging may be used to drive awareness and interest, giving something old and something new a comprehensive online marketing model.
Our ecommerce plan sample includes a detailed product or service description, a market analysis, and a marketing strategy that leverages social media and search engine optimization. It also includes a financial plan that outlines the startup costs, revenue projections, and break-even analysis.
We like this sample plan because it demonstrates how to build a profitable ecommerce business by leveraging digital marketing and a low-cost supply chain.
However, don’t just copy the business plan sample. The purpose of writing a business plan is to actually research and find out more about the business venture that you have in mind.
3. Coffee Shop Business Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
A coffee shop business plan is a document that outlines what your business idea is and how it will be implemented. Its purpose is to answer questions such as what it costs to start a coffee shop, how these costs will be financed, and how much money you can expect to earn from your cafe.
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Our coffee shop business plan sample includes a detailed description of the products and services offered, as well as a market analysis and competitive analysis.
It also includes a financial plan that outlines the startup costs, revenue projections, and break-even analysis. We like this sample plan because it demonstrates how to build a profitable coffee shop business by creating a unique brand and offering high-quality products a nd customer service.
4. Snack Bar Business Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
There is an increasing demand for snack-type fast food to be consumed while window shopping and walking around inside a shopping mall.
Do you plan to start a snack bar business? Then here’s a complete snack bar startup business plan template and feasibility report you can use FREE of charge. It sounds easy to open a snack bar, but in reality, you need well-planned strategies to ensure that your business stands the test of time.
Our snack bar business plan sample includes a detailed description of the products and services offered, as well as a market a nalysis and competitive analysis.
It also includes a financial plan that outlines the startup costs, revenue projections, and break-even analysis. We like this sample plan because it demonstrates how to build a profitable snack bar business by creating a unique menu and offering healthy, high-quality snac ks that meet custome r demand.
Your snack shop business plan can look as polished and professional as the sample plan. It’s fun and easy, with Wise Business Plan. Let’s review the snack shop business plan sample and adjust them according to your audience for the best results.
5. Printing Shop Business Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
When establishing a think tank, you will need to develop a business plan and document it properly. As a mass think tank, you need a special strategy to legalize the think tank as a non-profit organization and to raise funds for your project successfully.
Copy and print businesses offer a variety of services to both businesses and consumers. A copy and print shop can handle everything from single-page printing to large-volume jobs using several types of media.
Our printing shop business plan sample includes a detailed description of the products and services offered, as well as a market analysis and competitive analysis. It also includes a financial plan that outlines the startup costs, revenue projections, and break-even analysis. We like this sample plan because it demonstrates how to build a profitable printing shop business by offering high-quality, customized printing services with a focus on customer s ervice and efficient operations.
Let’s take a look at Printing and Photocopy Business Plan Sample that you can use to inspire your own and easily create one.
6. Food Hall Business Plan Sample/Business Plan Example PDF
In the food industry, there is fierce competition. To ensure success, you need to hit the ground running with the right pitch. Our food house business plan is the ideal solution with an attractive design highlighting key information and conveying the right message.
This food business plan example features food images intended to tantalize the taste buds. It captures the theme perfectly and will convey the ultimate message to investors, clients and customers.
It is important to remember that the business plan template can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs and requirements. It will help showcase your business as a leader in the modern industry.
This food business plan template provides key slides to showcase everything from finances to marketing and key competitors. If you prefer, you can alter the content displayed to meet your specific needs, but this is a good starting point.
Ultimately, this food house business plan will be suitable for any business operating in the food industry and keen to get interested from key individuals. It will ensure that you can build up the rep of your company.
We provide a one-of-a-kind sales pitch deck designed to appeal to your prospective audience, as well as a custom presentation tailored to their information requirements.
7. L-1 Visa Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
At Wise Business Plans, we understand that obtaining an L1 visa for an executive or manager requires a thorough and compelling business plan.
Our L1 business plan sample includes all the necessary components to satisfy USCIS requirements and demonstrate your qualifications and your company’s viability in the US market.
The L1 business plan sample is a comprehensive plan for a new business seeking L1 visa approval for an executive or manager. This plan focuses on demonstrating the applicant’s qualifications and the company’s viability in the US market.
We like this sample plan because it is specific to the L1 visa process and includes all the necessary components to satisfy USCIS requirements.
8. Acquisition Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
Acquiring another company or merging with a competitor can be a complex process, but Wise Business Plans can help you navigate it with ease. Our acquisition business plan sample includes an analysis of the target company, a valuation, and a strategy for integrating the acquired business into your existing operations, providing a clear roadmap for success.
The acquisition business plan sample is intended for businesses seeking to acquire another company or merge with a competitor. This plan includes an analysis of the target company, a valuation, and a strategy for integrating the acquired business into the existing operations. We like this sample plan because it provides a clear roadmap for the acquisition process and demonstrates the potential benefits of the deal.
9.EB-5 Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
If you’re looking to obtain an EB-5 visa by investing in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, Wise Business Plans can help you create a compelling business plan.
Our EB-5 business plan sample includes a description of your business, a market analysis, and financial projections, providing a detailed and persuasive case for the potential success of your venture.
The EB-5 business plan sample is designed for individuals seeking to obtain an EB-5 visa by investing in a new commercial enterprise in the United States. This plan includes a description of the business, a market analysis, and financial projections. We like this sample plan because it provides a detailed and persuasive case for the potential success of the business, which is crucial for obtaining EB-5 visa approval.
10. E-2 Visa Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
If you’re an entrepreneur seeking E-2 visa approval, Wise Business Plans can help you create a persuasive business plan.
Our E-2 business plan sample outlines your investment, business operations, and financial projections, providing a clear and compelling case for your ability to successfully run a business and make a significant economic impact.
The E-2 business plan sample is designed for entrepreneurs seeking E-2 visa approval, which allows individuals to invest in and manage a business in the United States. This plan outlines the applicant’s investment, business operations, and financial projections. We like this sample plan because it provides a clear and compelling case for the applicant’s ability to successfully run a business and make a significant economic impact.
11. Nonprofit Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
At Wise Business Plans, we’re committed to helping non-profit organizations achieve their social impact goals.
Our non-profit business plan sample includes a mission statement, programs and services, marketing and outreach strategies, and a financial analysis, providing a clear roadmap for establishing or expanding your organization.
The non-profit business plan sample is designed for organizations seeking to establish or expand a non-profit entity. This plan includes a mission statement, programs and services, marketing and outreach strategies, and a financial analysis. We like this sample plan because it demonstrates a strong commitment to social impact and outlines a clear strategy for achieving the organization’s goals.
12. Investor Business Plan Sample/ Example PDF
If you’re seeking investment from angel investors, venture capitalists, or other private equity firms, Wise Business Plans can help you create a compelling pitch.
Our investor business plan sample includes a pitch deck, financial projections, and a detailed analysis of the market opportunity, emphasizing the potential return on investment and the scalability of your business.
The investor business plan sample is intended for businesses seeking to attract investment from angel investors, venture capitalists, or other private equity firms. This plan includes a pitch deck, financial projections, and a detailed analysis of the market opportunity. We like this sample plan because it emphasizes the potential return on investment and the scalability of the business.
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The cannabis industry is rapidly growing, and Wise Business Plans can help you enter it with confidence.
Our cannabis business plan sample includes a market analysis, operational strategy, and regulatory compliance plan, providing a comprehensive overview of the unique challenges and opportunities in the industry and offering a clear roadmap for success.
The cannabis business plan sample is tailored for entrepreneurs seeking to enter the rapidly growing cannabis industry. This plan includes a market analysis, operational strategy, and regulatory compliance plan. We like this sample plan because it provides a comprehensive overview of the unique challenges and opportunities in the cannabis industry, and offers a clear roadmap for success.
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Whether you’re seeking financing from a bank or other financial institution, Wise Business Plans can help you create a detailed and persuasive business plan.
Our bank business plan sample includes a thorough financial analysis, market research, and a strategy for achieving profitability, highlighting the key factors that banks consider when evaluating loan applications.
The bank business plan sample is tailored for businesses seeking financing from a bank or other financial institution. This plan includes a detailed financial analysis, market research, and a strategy for achieving profitability. We like this sample plan because it highlights the key factors that banks consider when evaluating loan applications, and provides a strong case for the borrower’s ability to repay the loan.
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Our sample business plans will provide you with a complete structure and format for your business plan, which will give you a head start on developing your document, so you won’t be stuck seeing an empty page and wondering what to write.
Simply going through the process of writing a business plan is one of its key benefits. If you sit down to write, you’ll naturally think about your startup costs, your target market , and any market analysis or research you’ll need to conduct. In addition to defining your position among your competitors, you will establish your goals and milestones.
You can see what should be included in a sample financial plan, but It is wrong to assume that a sample company’s financial projections will fit your own. If you need more resources to get you started, we recommend this guide on how to write a business plan.
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A business plan can help run your business 30 percent faster than one without it. It is important that you track your actual results against your financial forecast as part of your business planning process .
The plan will enable you to reinvest in your business when things are going well. If you don’t meet your goals, you may need to adjust your sales forecast or budget.
Either way, tracking your progress in comparison to your plan is essential to helping you respond quickly to challenges and opportunities. it is one of the most useful steps you can take to grow your business.
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Types Of Business Plans and Essential Components
A business plan cannot be written in a certain way. The objective is to make sure your plan meets your needs. There are different types of business plans, but these five are the most common.
1. One Page Business Plans: One-page business plans are short, compact, and to the point and are designed to make the plan easy to read at a glance. Make sure to include all of the sections, but truncate and summarize them:
One-Page Business Plans Outline
- One-time Expense Summary
- Market analysis: in-depth
- Product & Service Description
- Competitor Analysis
- SWOT Analysis
- Financial Projections
2. Business plans for start-ups: Start-up business plans are for businesses that are just getting started. They are usually developed to secure outside funding. In this regard, financials are of increased importance, as well as other sections that determine whether your business idea is viable, such as market research.
Startup Business Plans Outline
3. Strategic Business Plans: A strategic business plan lays out a company’s goals and how it will achieve them at a high level. It is a foundational document for the company as a whole.
A strategic business plan allows all levels of the business to see the big picture, inspiring employees to work together to reach the company’s goals. You should include all the sections of a standard business plan and build on each one.
Strategic Business Plans Outline
- Company description
- Products and services: for launch and expansion
- Marketing plan
- Logistics and operations plan:
- Financials Projection
4. Feasibility Business Plans: Developing a feasibility plan answers two primary questions about a business venture: who would purchase the service or product the company wants to sell, and if the venture is profitable.
Feasibility Business Plans Outline
- Logistics and operations plan
5. Internal Business Plans: are geared to a specific audience within a company to keep your team on the same page and focused on the same goals.
Internal Business Plans Outline
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Frequently Asked Questions
A sample business plan is a document that outlines the sections your business plan should contain. Additionally, it includes step-by-step instructions and sample text on what to write in each section of your business plan. That simplifies the process of writing a business plan.
You will need to include the following sections in your business plan. A typical business plan includes an Executive Summary, Company Overview, Problem Analysis, Solutions, Market Analysis, Customer Analysis, Competitive Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Plan, Operations Plan, and Financial Plan. You can learn how to write these sections in detail in our " how to write a business plan "article.
Your business plan will vary depending on the type you select. One-page business plans are simple and practical. Then there are traditional business plans, which typically range from 20 to 50 pages. Note that your business plan's quality matters more than its length.
Sample business plans can help you quickly and easily prepare a business plan. By studying a sample business plan, you can better understand the format and how to use a template for your business plan. These sample business plans may even assist you with the different sections of a plan, such as market analysis, the company description, financial statements, and so on.
An example or sample business plan will be helpful for any entrepreneur or business owner who has never written a business plan before. Often, new business owners start with a template, which is helpful, but may prove more useful once they have reviewed full business plans. A good sample plan can serve as a step-by-step guide for business planning and business ideas. Solid business plans will also prove beneficial if you need a bank loan, which may require a startup business plan.
The sample business plan will not work for you if your business is not like any other. If this is the case, your best option is to write a business plan from scratch using a business plan template.
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Business plans help you run your business A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. You’ll use your business plan as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your new business. It’s a way to think through the key elements of your business.
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