So, if you don’t already know what you’re doing with the numbers, the process of writing your business plan may not be that much easier with a template.Finally, merging data from Excel spreadsheets into your Word document is harder than it looks.
A corporate business plan for a large organization can be hundreds of pages long.
However, for a small business, it's best to keep the plan short and concise, especially if you intend to submit it to bankers or investors.
See The Marketing Plan Section of the Business Plan for a detailed description.
Product or Service Offerings This section describes the legal structure, ownership, and (if applicable) the management, and staffing requirements of your business.
Cons of using a business plan template: While there are benefits to using a business plan template, depending on your situation it may not be the best way to complete your plan. For instance, not only do you have to complete the financial spreadsheets, but you have to do the math yourself.
You’ll also have to know enough about the process to be sure you’re getting the numbers in the right place.
That best way to find out whether you do or not is to do your research and write a business plan to see if your idea is feasible.
The simple business plan template presented here will get you started.
The business plan template below is broken into sections as described in the table of contents.
Each section of the template can be copied into a Word, Excel or similar office document by selecting the text and using copy/paste.