Planning is one of the most important aspects of starting a business. Proper planning is needed for success in business and, for that matter, anything you do in life.
A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm's resume. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis. It helps you allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications, and make good business decisions. Because it provides specific and organized information about your company and how you will repay borrowed money, a good business plan is a crucial part of any loan application. Additionally, it informs sales personnel, suppliers, and others about your operations and goals.
To research a business plan outline and sample plans, please visit the SBA site at www.sba.gov/starting_business/planning/writingplan.html.