Creating a Business Plan Step-by-Step Guide
“I have been using the Business Plan Guide and it’s great, a very intuitive way to structure a business plan and perfect for what I needed.”
– Business Plan Guide User
A business plan for a nonprofit earned income venture or a social enterprise is absolutely essential. Without going through the exercise of articulating what the business is, who your customers are, their willingness and ability to pay, how you will reach them, what you will charge them, etc. your business has a high likelihood of failure. You cannot go to market with a new product or service without doing your homework.
A business plan helps you figure out how to successfully:
- Find customers who want what you are offering and can and will pay for it
- Price your product/service
- Market the business
- Staff the new business
- Determine what it will cost to run the business and if/when you will make a profit
- Raise the startup money necessary to launch the business
- Overcome roadblocks and risks
This guide will walk you through the various sections of the business plan and ask you relevant questions. Your answers to these questions will be the basis for each section of your business plan.
Here are the sections we will walk you through:
- Market Analysis
- Business Model
- Marketing Plan
- Management and Staffing
- Risk and Mitigations
- Year 1 Operating Plan
At the end you will have a complete business plan which you can use to launch your new venture.
Upon purchase, you will be emailed a link to download the PDF of the business plan guide.