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

Answers to your key questions on writing a business plan including how to outline your idea, strategy and financial plan for achieving your aims.

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Writing a business plan

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

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Business plan layout

In this short YouTube video, 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 business plan templates can help you think about your business ideas and get a plan together.

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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.