Even broken into sections, it's a long document and a bit of a slog to get through, but it produces a professional-looking and useful business plan.This is particularly helpful if your idea isn't fully fleshed out and you know you have homework to do--it prompts you for information.
Any funder worth his or her salt wants to see it right off the bat.
Moreover though, a solid business plan is a living document that will continue to guide your efforts as your business grows.
Its template, available as a PDF or Word download, asks a whopping 150 questions and is generic enough to customize for most types of businesses.
The Refining the Plan resource that comes with it is helpful, especially if this is your first crack at writing a business plan.
Recently, I shared 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups, an infographic created by Mark Vital over at Funders and Founders.
A lot of those mistakes (most of them, in fact) are the result of poor planning.
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