Writing a Business Plan: Some Hints

Please review these hints once before and once after writing your business plan.

  1. aim for 15-30 pages
  2. organize the business plan into multiple sections, and sections into multiple headings
  3. proofread the business plan multiple times
    • Write in a third person voice. Refer to your own company’s name. Avoid using “I” or “We”
    • Be concise… use concise descriptions and summaries
    • Be clear… avoid jargon, define acronyms
    • Use sound grammar and spellcheck
    • Use direct, present tense
  4. Provide evidence and proof
    • use quantitative information whenever possible
    • use specific examples when possible
  5. bind the report with a clear cover and a title page before presenting it