A business plan is essential for your business. Whether you are starting up a business or it is already established, your business plan is your roadmap for future development.
It is also a key document when you are looking for business funding - whether applying for an overdraft or looking for new investment or capital. See how to tailor your business plan to get funding.
Your business plan should help investors and lenders understand your vision and goals, explain how you are going to spend the invested or borrowed money and set out how this will benefit both them and the business.
This guide explains what you should include in your business plan and how you should present it to potential investors, shareholders and your bank.