Outline for a Business Plan
Publisher: Ernest and Young | ISBN: N/A | edition 1999 | PDF | 20 pages | 1,7 mb
Business plans are the preferred mode of communication between entrepreneurs and potential investors. Experienced owners and managers of closely held businesses know that business plans can also be anindispensable management tool. Many have found that just completing the steps required to develop a business plan forces them to introduce discipline and a logical thought process into all of their planning activities. They have found that a properly prepared business plan can greatly improve their company’s ability to consistently establish and meet goals and objectives in a way that best serves the company’s owners, employees, and investors.
A business plan can take many forms, from a glossy, professionally produced document to a handwritten manuscript in a three-ring binder that serves as the documentation for the goals, objectives, strategies,and tactics of a company.
In any form, a business plan is simply a written representation of where acompany is going, how it will get there, and what it will look like once it arrives.