Writing a business plan is one of the most important steps towards starting a successful business. The sole process of writing your plan will help you think through all the details neccessary to start a business with a solid foundation.
Statistics from the Small Business Administration indicate that a business with a plan is 40% more likely to survive than a business without a plan, yet 60% of small businesses do not have a written business plan. Even those with a plan may need to update it to stay ahead of the competition.The EDD has prepared the following links to help you write your business plan.
- Tutorial: How to write a business plan.
- Business plan Samples per Industry.
- Business plan template (Kauffman Foundation)
- 3 year financial template (Kauffman Foundation)
Information sources for your business plan