Guide to Writing a Business Plan

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BY F3FUNDIT

If you haven’t taken a MBA class on Entrepreneurship, chances are you won’t know where to start, and with the hundreds of pages out there telling you that you can get a sample business plan for your business for only 39.95 that may or may not be good we figured we’d save you the time and money and check this, give it away for free, and something that’ 1/2 way decent on top of that, this outline has time and time again won and been featured in bplan competition finals.

With that, your guide to writing a business plan. Step by step, links to Wikipedia for terms that may be foreign to non business types. Enjoy!

BUSINESS PLAN

Legal Company Name, Names of Partners

Contents

1. Executive Summary.

  • 1.1. Introduction.
  • 1.2. The Idea.
  • 1.3. Sales and Marketing.
  • 1.4. Opportunity Assessment.
  • 1.5. The Team that will exploit the identified opportunity.
  • 1.6. Strategic Investor.
  • 1.7. Summary of Financials.

2. The Opportunity.

  • 2.1. Introduction.
  • 2.2. Summary of Sales and Marketing.
  • 2.3. Opportunity Assessment – Market Overview & Trends.
  • 2.3.1 Opportunity Assessment & Trends.
  • 2.3.2. Market Overview of _whatever industry you’re getting into_.
  • 2.4. Segmentation.
  • 2.5. Positioning.
  • 2.6. Product Strategy.
  • 2.7. Pricing Strategy.
  • 2.8. Distribution Channel Strategy.
  • 2.9. Communication Strategy.

3. Operations.

  • 3.1. Identification and Map of Processes.
  • 3.2. Analysis of most relevant Processes.
  • 3.3. Location.
  • 3.4. Technology Development (if any).
  • 3.4.1. Technology Implementation (if any).
  • 3.4.2. Development Framework of Product (if any).
  • 3.5. Hardware Infrastructure (if any).
  • 3.6. Subcontracting.
  • 3.7. Inventory Management.
  • 3.8. Investments + main Cost Drivers.
  • 3.9. Launch Plan.

4. Organizations and Human Resources (HR)

5. Financial Plan.

6. Legal Aspects.

  • 6.1. Protection and Issues of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • 6.2. Standards and Regulations (market specific).
  • 6.3. Insurances & Responsibilities.
  • 6.4. Social Security.
  • 6.5. Fiscal Obligations: Taxes.
  • 6.6. Official Documentation.
  • 6.7. Legal Structure.

7. Company Growth and Development Strategy.

  • 7.1. Company Growth Strategy.
  • 7.2. Risks, Problems and Assumptions.
  • 7.3. Exit / Payback Strategy.

Appendices: Illustrations, Process Design, Website Design, Functionality anything else you believe is relevant.

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If you have any questions, let us know. And we’ll do our best to answer them.

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