Writing a business plan: Examples and templates

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Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan.

Business plan templates

Download a freeĀ business plan templateĀ on The Princeā€™s Trust website.

You can also download a freeĀ cash flow forecast templateĀ or aĀ business plan templateĀ on the Start Up Loans website to help you manage your finances.

Business plan examples

ReadĀ example business plansĀ on the Bplans website.

How to write a business plan

Get detailed information aboutĀ how to write a business planĀ on the Start Up Donut website.

Why you need a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.

A business plan helps you to:

  • clarify your business idea
  • spot potential problems
  • set out your goals
  • measure your progress

Youā€™ll need a business plan if you want to secure investment or a loan from a bank. Read about theĀ finance options available for businessesĀ on the Business Finance Guide website.

It can also help to convince customers, suppliers and potential employees to support you.

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