Building the Plan _ There are numerous variations on how to write business plans, and, like all good quality business communications, they must be tailored to the individual company involved. The following elements, however, are fundamental to all basic business plans: Start with a Vision Statement. This is a brief outline of your goal in founding your business. This is the big_picture place, so if you are going to get dreamy_eyed and romantic anywhere in your business plan, this is the only place where you might get away with it. Your vision statement may be as brief as a single sentence, but is more likely going to be a short paragraph.
There can be many ways to approach the writing and editing of a business plan. We will discuss some of the basics about the structure and content of a good plan. One of the keys to creating a great plan that meets the needs of investors, banks, and even grant providers, is to make sure that you understand your business well, whether it's a start_up company or one that has been in operation for many years. Professional business plan consultants help owners, directors and founders to develop a better understanding of their business in order to assist in providing answers to questions that will create a solid business and financial plan for any purpose.