Business Plan

Business By smr91481 Updated 21 May 2012 , 10:05pm by drummerg68

smr91481 Posted 21 May 2012 , 7:56am
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What does one look like? What all would it include? Does anyone have one they would mind sharing to use as a template?

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clairesey Posted 21 May 2012 , 10:30am
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If you put into google 'business plan' there is lots of help

CWR41 Posted 21 May 2012 , 1:11pm
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Here are a few sites to help get you started:
Business Resource Software, Inc. (businessplans.org)
Entrepreneur.com
Palo Alto Software, Inc. (bplans.com)

scp1127 Posted 21 May 2012 , 4:21pm
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Just a suggestion, but if you don't know what a business plan is, I would suggest that you get some business education and experience.

85% of all businesses fail the first year for two main reasons... undercapitalization and inexperience.

A few courses at a community college, some great books, and maybe an oline course will go a long way to helping you succeed. Once you get a blank business plan, you will see that you need quite a bit of information.

Also, experience in any business where you make decisions that affect the bottom line would also be a plus.

If you invest money or borrow for this project, knowledge will help you keep it.

drummerg68 Posted 21 May 2012 , 10:04pm
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smr91481 there is a group called SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They hold a work shop on the second Saturday of every month. They will walk you through every step of opening your business. the work shop is $75 but if someone in your immediate family was in the military it will be free. They also offer mentoring sessions, you can meet with a mentor as often as you like for 1 hour at a time at no cost to you. You can visit their website at http://www.score.org

drummerg68 Posted 21 May 2012 , 10:05pm
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smr91481 there is a group called SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They hold a work shop on the second Saturday of every month. They will walk you through every step of opening your business. the work shop is $75 but if someone in your immediate family was in the military it will be free. They also offer mentoring sessions, you can meet with a mentor as often as you like for 1 hour at a time at no cost to you. You can visit their website at http://www.score.org

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