Creating a Business Plan

Set yourself up for success by creating a comprehensive business plan.

Your business plan is a living document that will generally project three to five years ahead, outlining the path your company intends to take to grow and expand revenues. It should provide detailed information on ways to obtain financing, build relationships and attract employees. It will also increase your confidence as a business owner.

The structure of a business plan may vary depending on your business and needs, but it should incorporate the following sections below:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Business Plan Sample Templates
Use the SBA's fillable pdf template to create your business plan.
Writing a business plan gives you an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company.
Page Last Updated: May 20, 2022
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