Business Plan Creation Checklist

  • What to Include:

  • Table of Contents

  • Overview

  • Marketing Strategy

  • Industry Analysis

  • Management Team

  • Financing Needs

  • Market Opportunity

  • Operational Plan

  • Financial Projections

  • Sources of Funding

  • Plans for How Funding will be used

  • Appendices

  • Does Your Business Plan Answer these Questions?

  • What is the need your business will satisfy?

  • How is your company different than the competition?

  • What is your marketing plan?

  • Who are the key players within the company?

  • How big is the market you are entering?

  • What are your products and/or services? What sets them apart?

  • What are the economics associated with your business?

  • How long will it take to reach profitability?

  • Are you Avoiding these Business Plan Mistakes?

  • Lack of detail.

  • The plan is not complete.

  • The information provided is vague.

  • The plan makes unrealistic assumptions about the future.

  • Inadequate research.

  • You note that there is no competition.

  • You neglect to examine the financial side of the business.

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