Date Added: Jan 2010
This paper provides tips to structure and format your business plan professionally, ensuring that readers look beyond distracting style to the real meat of your idea. Every business plan should begin with a simple cover sheet including the business name, your name and contact information. About ten sections are common to almost all business plans. These are the executive summary, company overview, industry analysis, customer analysis, competitive analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management team, financial plan and appendices. Overall, business plans should use simple and standard formatting.