The business plan is your roadmap to success, whether you are considering starting, in startup mode, or an established business owner. A business plan, in the simplest terms, defines where you want your business to be within a certain period of time and how you plan on getting there. A business plan is as important for starting a business as having eggs for your tacos. Our first tip to folks who begin drafting their business plan is to be realistic and write in a format you are comfortable with.
The informal business plan is a quick snapshot of your goals and your road map. (PDF format)
Along with business plans, financial templates are important. They indicate where you stand financially along with your strategy. The two should be linked in many ways. At times we know mapping out financials may be difficult, but we are here to assist you.
To build your financials you should have the following documents ready:
- Bank Statements, personal and/or business statements along with savings
- Tax Returns
- Internal Financial Documents that you use for recordkeeping for both the household and business
- Investment information including retirement, savings, and property(ies).
- Listing of personal assets owned/paying on (property, vehicles, equipment, etc.)
- Listing of all debt balances
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