Developing a business plan: Free resources

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”  – Sun Tzu, military strategist and author of The Art of War.

Developing a business plan is like drawing a road map to success. More than just a way to persuade potential lenders to provide financial backing, a well-developed business plan can become a valuable management tool.

Though writing a business plan may seem like a burdensome task to complete, it’s the first step to getting your ideas off the ground. Putting your plan in writing can help you organize all the puzzle pieces that must come together to make your business a success.

Here are some great ideas and free business plan resources we’ve found across the Web:

Do you have what it takes? – Business Owner’s Toolkit

Business plan tutorial – U.S. Small Business Association

Business plan templates – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business

Sample business plan outline and content – Windhaus Associates

Market and industry analysis information
– Windhaus Associates

Steps to a business plan – My Own Business

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One response to “Developing a business plan: Free resources

  1. Here is another resource… QuickPlanner Plus. There are FREE trials available online – but this strategic business planning software is the most effective way of taking an idea and creating a step by step dynamic plan for success.

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