Write a business plan: step-by-step

What a business plan should include


Your business plan should provide details of how you are going to develop your business, when you are going to do it, who's going to play a part and how you will manage the finances.

Clarity on these issues is particularly important if you're looking for finance or investment. The process of building your plan will also focus your mind on how your new business will need to operate to give it the best chance of success.

Your plan should include:

Download our business plan template (DOC, 874K).

Watch the short video below for an overview of what to include in your business plan.