- Sample Business Plan (Microsoft Word Format)
- Sample Business Plan (Adobe Acrobat Reader format)
- Business Plan Outline and Template (Microsoft Word format)
- Sample Business Plan Financial Statements (Adobe Acrobat Reader format): —Balance Sheet —Profit and Loss Statement Year 1 —Profit and Loss Statement Year 2 —Profit and Loss Statement Three Year Summary —Cash Flow Statement Year 1 —Cash Flow Statement Year 2
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There are several software packages that can help you put your business plan together. Here is a sampling of them. HowStuffWorks has not reviewed any of these products and offers no endorsement of them. They are provided to help you be aware of what is available.
In addition to software programs, don't forget the Small Business Administration and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). SCORE works in association with SBA to help advise business startups. Some other helpful sites are: