Writing a Business Plan

Your business starts with an idea. To turn that idea into a profitable company, you need to be able to explain it to potential investors, bankers and other professionals. A written business plan describes your business idea and shows the potential for growth in a clear and effective way.

Your business plan should be created when you start a business and revisited as the business grows and changes. Regular planning can help keep you on track.

The following guides and tools will help you create a business plan.