Most business plans follow a standard format that is designed to force you to carefully think through the most important issues affecting the success of your prospective business. It also helps to identify possible weaknesses. Treat this document very seriously and utilise this handy guide to help you draw up your own business plan.
Drawing up an in-depth business plan is no small task. However, with the help of our business plan guide, which provides a step-by-step set of instructions, this task will be much easier. The guide deals with the following aspects:
This e-book is widely regarded as one of the best preparatory publications on writing a business plan. It deals extensively with the all-important background information required for a business plan – everything that potential financiers may require before considering a business loan.
The book further provides all the tools and the framework needed to plan a successful and sustainable business. It takes entrepreneurs through all the steps – from the idea to implementation – in a structured and disciplined manner. This forces you to think through critical issues you may never have considered otherwise, before attempting the actual writing of the business plan itself.
More than just a business-plan writing aid, the Business Plan Book constructively helps the would-be business owner or existing business owner who wants to expand his/her business to identify and deal with potential problems before they arise.
Once you’ve completed the Business Plan Book you should have sufficient information available to populate the specific finance application of the financial institution(s) of your choice. Their finance application forms can usually be sourced from their website or closest branch.
The Business Plan Book is proudly brought to you by Financial Solutions for Business Owners, Sanlam’s portfolio for business owners.
Download the complete Business Plan Book or specific chapters of the Business Plan Book in English and Zulu, free of charge.