Elements of an Effective Business Plan
The plan usually projects 3-5 years into the future and includes 8 basic parts.
Briefly explain your business and plans for the future
Describe your business and your product or service, and explain how they are different from other businesses.
Identify your potential customers, and describe your industry and competition.
Organization & Management
Show how you plan to structure your business and introduce your management team and their responsibilities.
Service or Product Line
Describe your product or service, including the features and benefits of your product or service.
Marketing & Sales
Explain how you plan to market and sell your product or service to the potential customers you’ve identified.
Show your current and projected financial status, including balance sheets, a cash flow statement, and revenue projections.
Appendix or Supporting Documents
Include additional documents that support your plan.