Write a business plan

A well-researched and written business plan is an essential tool. Discover how to structure and write a business plan and what information to include.

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Write a business plan - overview

A well-researched and written business plan is an essential tool. Discover how to structure and write a business plan and what information to include.

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Q&A: Business plan basics

A key task when starting up is drawing up a sound business plan that outlines your idea, strategy for achieving your aims and other key information.

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from the market you operate in to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great plan.

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Business plan layout

In this short YouTube video clip, Business Wales explains how to create and lay out a business plan.

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How I put together my start-up business plan

Writing a business plan forces you to consider many different issues, and this can help focus your thinking. Chris Wildman, director of Town End Farm Shop, tell us how he created his start-up business plan.

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Start-up business plan: Top 10 tips

Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you've never done it before but you can't afford to put it off. Here's how to get it right.

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Business plan template

These free business plan tools can help you think about your business ideas and get a plan together. Download free templates.

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Q&A: Sales forecasting

Sales forecasting is key to cash flow control, but it can be difficult for new businesses, because they don't have any past sales figures to go on.