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Business Plan for an Established Business
This business plan consists of a narrative and several financial spreadsheets. The
narrative template is the body of the business plan. It contains more than 150 questions
divided into several sections. Work through the sections in any order you like, except
for the Executive Summary, which should be done last. Skip any questions that do not
apply to your business. When you are finished writing your first draft, you will have a
collection of small essays on the various topics of the business plan. Then you will want
to edit them into a flowing narrative.
The real value of doing a business plan is not having the finished product in hand;
rather, the value lies in the process of research and thinking about your business in a
systematic way. The act of planning helps you to think things through thoroughly, to
study and research when you are not sure of the facts, and to look at your ideas
critically. It takes time, but avoids costly,