Today’s Tip • Business Plan; Layout
Businesses plans start with your layout. Clean precise designs show how organized you are. How you map out your sections on paper to your oral presentation are important in creating a trusting relationship from the start. Knowing how to place your ideas onto paper, or being able to verbalize your concepts, is a great starting point to any business venture. There are basic layouts for any Business Plan. The layout describe below is very common.
• Title page
• Executive Summary
• Business Description & Vision
• Definition of the Market
• Description of Services
• Organization & Management
• Marketing and Sales Strategy
• Financial Management
• Company Background
These ten pages all have a strong purpose within your Business Plan. Attached within this entry is your basic Business Plan layout with sub-sections. Feel free to download the PDF and look over it. Day two of “Week 1 : Business Plan” will go over each section with a little more detail. Start taking this time to think about what your idea / business is. This will help you have a better understanding of any information that will be presented tomorrow.
Why a business plan? A business plan will help you justify your direction, your goals, and your purpose. Using a Business Plan layout is a solid way to place your thoughts into perspective. If you are financing your venture yourself or approaching partners, you’ll want to see your plan laid out so you can visualize it clearer than just having it float around in your head. Take action. This is your first week to a new start!