Different Business Plans

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Target markets—also known as personas—identify demographic information like: If your target market is too broad, it can be a red light for investors.For example, if your product is perfect for people with money to hire landscape architects, listing “anyone with a garden” as your target market might not go over so well.

Target markets—also known as personas—identify demographic information like: If your target market is too broad, it can be a red light for investors.For example, if your product is perfect for people with money to hire landscape architects, listing “anyone with a garden” as your target market might not go over so well.

Click on your industry category below to see a listing of sample business plans within that category.

These listings are combinations of plans that are available online and plans that are available in print format.

Instead, write it like you would a profile: Then, translate that list into one or two paragraphs (see below). These goals must be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. When your objectives aren’t clearly defined, it’s hard for employees and team members to work towards a common purpose.

Worse, fuzzy goals won’t inspire confidence from investors.

Over the long term, it’ll keep you focused on what needs to be accomplished. Or, an internal document to guide you, your leaders, and your employees? The executive summary lays out all the vital information about your business within a relatively short space; typically, one page or less.

It’s also smart to write a business plan when you’re: Start with a clear picture of who the audience your plan will address. Defining your audience helps you determine the language you’ll need to propose your ideas as well as the depth to which you need to go to help readers conduct due diligence. It’s a high-level look at everything and summarizes the other sections of your plan. Below, you’ll find an example from a fictional business, Landscapers Inc.

Market research shows the opportunity for Landscape Inc.

has never been better: For more details, refer to our post on how to identify and attract customers.

Investors want to know you have product-market fit, a solid team in place, and scalability—which is the ability to grow sales volume without proportional growth in headcount and fixed costs.

Before you leave a nine-to-five income, your business plan can tell you if you’re ready.

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