Business Plan – What Is It?
A business plan is a document that provide answers to the type of questions anyone who may provide financing would like to know about your home business. A business plan says. “I’ve considered this from every angle, and here’s what I’ve come up with”. What is your product or service? This is the first question every business plan should answer. You must explain in the clear, concise language what in the world you plan to produce or what service you plan to provide.
Who are Your Customers? You need to clearly identify your customers in order to properly target your advertising, packaging, pricing, et.
What Makes You Different? You need to identify the “primary factors” that will make your business different than other businesses you’ll be competing with.
What are Your Expenses? Your start-up expenses include any equipment that you need before you can get up-and-running, while your day-to-day expenses are staff costs and supplies.
Following is a Simplified Example of Business Plan
The business will be a home-based catering company,...