A well-written business plan is essential to starting and running a business. Business plans are required when applying for business loans or seeking investors. A good business plan describes in detail a business' mission and goals, and how these goals will be achieved. The following resources will help you develop a sound business plan.
U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Planner provides guides and resources on developing business plans and common-sense advise on starting a new business.
Visit our Small Business Assistance and Training page to learn about free counseling and training programs that are available to help you plan and start your small business.