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Identify the key search words and concepts for your market and consumer analysis
Identify the industry sector for your business
Identify trends in that industry and the economy as a whole
Identify relevant consumer demographics
Identify and analyze the competition
A business plan is a formal, written document which includes a financial and market analysis of the business. These plans are often developed as part of the loan application or as a means of formally analyzing a business enterprise. Business plans usually include:
description of the product or service
strength and weakness analysis
Business Plan Help
Web resources that provide background information and give some sample business plans.
Background information on writing business and marketing plans, as well as samples.
Center for Business Planning
Award-winning business plans written by students.
Information about elements of a business plan from Entrepreneur magazine. Does not include templates or samples.
Information on business plans, as well as general information about starting a business from the Small Business Administration.