Fill-In-the-Blank Business Plan Template - Small Business Development Center

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Business Plan
Client First Name:
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Client Last Name:
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Executive Summary
1. My company name will be
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2. My business purpose is
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3. I plan to organize my company as (Corporation, Partnership, LLC, Coop, other)
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4. I have been in business since or plan on starting on
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5. Manager(s) of the company will be
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6. My experience as an owner is
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Products and Services
7. The products or services I sell are
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8. The research I’ve done for my business has been
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Client First Name:
_____________________
Client Last Name:
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Executive Summary
1. My company name will be
_________________________________________________________
2. My business purpose is
__________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
3. I plan to organize my company as (Corporation, Partnership, LLC, Coop, other)
______________________________________________________________________________
4. I have been in business since or plan on starting on
____________________________________
5. Manager(s) of the company will be
__________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
6. My experience as an owner is
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Products and Services
7. The products or services I sell are
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8. The research I’ve done for my business has been
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The Industry, Competition, and Market
9. I consider my competition to be
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10. How I will measure against the competition:
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11. My local competitors are
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12. My regional competitors are
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13. My national competitors are
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14. Some of the trends I see in my industry are
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15. Some potential areas I see for growth are
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16. My typical customers have these characteristics in common
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Marketing Plan
Marketing should address the four P’s (Product, Price, Placement and Promotion)
17. My product or service is
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18. My pricing is, or I determine it by
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19. The places I will sell my product or service are
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20. I will promote my product or service by
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21. My competitive advantage is (why buy from me?)
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22. I will distribute my product or service by
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23. My use of advertising will consist of
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24. I will get feedback from my customers by
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Operating Plan
25. The location of my facility is
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26. My experience with my product or service is
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27. I will be involved with the business by completing the following duties:
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28. Any special equipment I need for my business would include
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29. If I need to hire new employees, I will need to hire these new positions:
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30. I will schedule by (prepare and attach a work schedule with wages/positions)
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31. I will provide the following benefits to my employees:
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32. I will recruit my employees by or from
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33. My suppliers and vendors are
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34. Changes I am considering for the business (if purchasing an existing business):
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Management and Ownership
35. The owners of my company are
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36. Their resumes are attached
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37. My attorney is
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38. My accountant is
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39. Other professionals that I will use are
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SWOT Analysis
40. The strengths of my business are (internal characteristics)
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41. The weaknesses of my business are (internal characteristics)
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42. I see the following opportunities for my business (external characteristics)
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43. I see the following threats (challenges) for my business (external characteristics)
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