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Preparing a Business Plan

A business plan is written for three primary reasons: 1) to gauge the feasibility of a business, 2) as a tool for management, and 3) to raise capital. It is both a written summary of your projection for the business and a marketing document intended to attract potential investors. It should discuss your goals for the company and how your resources are going to work to help you meet those goals.
The following Web sites are presented to assist you in preparing a business plan:

Business Plan Related Resources:

Bplans.com
Valuable information and sample business plans from the makers of Business Plan Pro software, the number 1 rated business plan software package.
http://www.bplans.com/


Small Business Administration Online

A tutorial for preparing business plans that includes tips, questions, and worksheets.
http://www.sba.gov/starting/indexbusplans.html