Why you need a plan

Your coaches stress the importance of creating a business plan.

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Ever take off on a long road trip without a map? If you want to start your own small business, having a plan will ensure that you have a roadmap to your vision of the future. A business plan can also help you attract investors. Image Description
The SBA or local Small Business Development Center can help you create a business plan. There are also lots of books and Web sites on the subject. Image Description
To get an overview of what a typical business plan contains, just click the Next button. Image Description
Writing a business plan
Click the Next button to explore the key elements of a business plan.
Why you need a plan The elements of a plan A sample plan