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A Business Plan is the document that summarizes your business: what your business will be and how you will accomplish that. It is actually a collection of plans for operating, marketing, managing, and financing your business. A well developed business plan is essential if you are seeking financing. It is recommended as a way to guide your business decisions. Whether you need financing or not.
Want to make a Business Plan? Try these online on-demand resources:
Business Plan Center - Examples, tools, and much more to help write a business plan.
Business Owner’s Toolkit - Finance, tax, legal information and much, much more.
Entrepreneur Help Page - Includes a master check list for starting a business. Choice of Entity choice guide and info on EIN and tax id. Tips on running a business and things to consider when making your plan.
SBA - US Small Business Administration. Many resources, tutorials, links, and more.
Small business Advisor - Information to help small and home based businesses succeed.
My Own Business - A site that includes tutorials and templates to help write a business plan. Lots of good information on the various elements of the plan and your business.