Writing a business plan is one of the most important steps in starting a new business.  But what should be in that plan, and how do you get started? 

Download the Microsoft Word template above to help guide you through the process of creating a business plan. It is free to download and does not require any commitments from you. This template can be beneficial to people seeking to start a business, or operate an existing one without having first written a plan. The document will guide you through everything from analyzing the market opportunity to financing and much more.

And don’t forget, SCORE counselors stand ready to help you with writing this plan or any other facet of starting, growing, or running a business.