Writing a business plan is a necessary part of building a new business, many of the entrepreneurs struggle with the process of creating a business plan. It is not just time-consuming and stressful to conduct a necessary research and gather the required materials. It can also be confusing on what requirements should be written and what information should be included in the business plan. Here are tools and tutorials that can get you started on the business plan.
The following set of online tools gives you a glimpse through each section of the traditional business plan in a step-by-step format.
SBA’s Build your business plan tool that is a step-by-step guide that can make you save the progress and come back to it for up to six months.
Enloop is the tool where you add in your information and it automatically writes your plan based on your details.
LivePlan is an online service that simplifies the business planning process while providing assistance with budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking.
RocketLawyer allows the business owners to create a customized, printable business plan by following an online step-by-step interview process.
StratPad is a step-by-step approach and cloud-based business planning software helps small business owners create a plan in less than a day.
Business Plan Tutorials
These business planning tutorials can help the new entrepreneurs on how they can start their business plan.
SBA’s Video Business Planning Tutorial is a series of video tutorials includes nine videos that are about 2-10 minutes each. You can pick and choose where to start or run through them in the original order.
Entrepreneur’s Element of a Business Plan is an in-depth review of the seven essential sections of a business plan: what you should include, what you shouldn’t include, how to work the numbers and additional resources you can turn to for help.
Comprehensive Business Plan Outline is a business plan outline that walks you through each section of a basic business plan, including an overview of what should be included, examples and tips for writing each section of your business plan effectively.
Shopify’s Ultimate Guide to Business Plans is a comprehensive 9-chapter business plan guide covers every important aspect of writing a business plan.
Business Plan Templates
These templates are more of a “fill-in-the-blank” format to get your business plan started, one of these templates may be exactly what you need.
SCORE Business Planning Templates is a collection of business planning templates that are for both new and established businesses.
BPlans’ Business Plan Template is a downloadable template that gives you a clear idea of what a traditional business plan should look like.
The $100 Startup One-Page Business Plan is a downloadable and fill in the blanks with this one-page business plan template.
Office Depot’s Business Plan Templates are templates that include the most important elements of a business plan that demonstrate how the nature of a business and the target audience for the plan impact the content.