A good business plan can help you secure finance, define the direction of your business and create strategies to achieve your goals. Writing a business plan is one of the most crucial elements of starting a business. However, it does not have to be the most frustrating.
Appendices and Exhibits. The appendices and exhibits section contains any detailed information needed to support other sections of the plan.
Business/Industry Overview contains an overview of the industry and how your business will compete in the sector. Describe the overall nature of the industry, including sales and other statistics. Include trends and demographic, economic, cultural, and governmental influences. Describe your business and how it fits into the industry. Describe the existing competition. Describe what area(s) of the market you will target and what unique, improved or lower cost services you will offer.
While it’s not essential to have a business plan, you may find it easier to get funding if you have one that is well thought out and contains all of the necessary detail about your prospective business.