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.
A standard business plan consists of a single document divided into several sections, including a description of the organization, the market research, competitive analysis, sales strategies, capital and labor requirements, and financial data.
Creating your business plan is more than just getting your ideas down on paper for potential funders to see. It is an exploratory process in which you can evaluate your options, test your assumptions about your idea, and even discover new opportunities. It might even lead you to kill off aspects of your business before investing too much time or money in them
Appendices and Exhibits. The appendices and exhibits section contains any detailed information needed to support other sections of the plan.