Sales and Marketing Plan. A description of how you intend to entice customers to buy your product(s) or service(s), including advertising/promotion, pricing strategy, sales and distribution, and post-sales support if applicable.
Operating Plan. The operating plan outlines the physical requirements of your business, such as office, warehouse, or retail space, equipment, inventory and supply needs, labor, etc. For a one-person, home-based consulting business the operating plan will be short and simple, but for a business such as a restaurant or manufacturer that requires custom facilities, supply chains, specialized equipment, and multiple employees, the operating plan needs to be much more detailed.
Executive Summary. The executive summary goes near the beginning of the plan but is written last. It should provide a short, concise and optimistic overview of your business that captures the readers attention and gives them an interest in learning more about it. The executive summary should be no more than 2 pages long, with brief summaries of other sections of the plan.
Appendices and Exhibits. The appendices and exhibits section contains any detailed information needed to support other sections of the plan.