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Start-up business plan template

A business plan helps you set goals for your business, and plan how you’re going to reach them. It also forces you to think about your finances, your marketing and your team.

When you’re starting out it’s a good idea to do a full and thorough business plan. This will help you understand the business and industry you’re getting into and have a clear vision for the future.


Business plan template

This free downloadable business plan template can help you structure your business plan and give you ideas about what to write in each section.

Sections in this business plan template include:

  • Business strategy
  • Marketing
  • Team and management structure
  • SWOT and success factors
  • Market research and analysis
  • Financial budgets and forecasts

Customise the template to suit your business, and what you’re using it for – this could mean adding in extra sections, or cutting out ones you don’t need.

[icon] Tool icon. Download the free start up business plan template  [DOC 167KB]


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Last updated 19 November 2015