Writing a business plan


Writing a business plan is one of the most important tasks when starting a business. It helps to set targets and verify that a business is workable. It can also be a vital document for raising finance.

Bplans
UK site that has 500+ free samples of completed business plans to view online.
http://www.bplans.co.uk

Bulletproof Business Plans
Provides sample business plans.
www.bulletproofbizplans.com/bpsample/Sample_Plan/sample_plan.html

Business Balls.com
Free tips on writing a business plan and marketing strategy.
http://www.businessballs.com/freebusinessplansandmarketingtemplates.htm#free%20business%20plan%20marketing%20plan%20sample%20template

Business is Great Britian
Find sources of informaiton and practical advice needed to start your new venture, grow and accelerate.
http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/

Gov.uk - Guide to Writing a Business Plan
Video on how to do a business plan with other links. This website replaces Business Link.
https://www.gov.uk/write-business-plan

Business Plan Index
This site links many different business types and their business plans free online.
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/business/bplansindex.html

Expert Market
Company sources products for companies. Has this useful free guide for starting a business.
http://startingabusiness.expertmarket.co.uk/

Formswift SWOT Analysis
Free guide on conducting SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analyses.
http://formswift.com/swot-analysis-guide

NWES - Business Advisors
NWES is one of the largest not-for-profit enterprise agencies in the UK. We provide total business support, boost self-employment and encourage enterprise.
https://www.nwes.org.uk/

Plan Projections
This site offers a comprehensive selection of simple, affordable financial projections aimed at business owners and professionals.
www.planprojections.com

Planware
Irish website offering free business plan templates and cash flow forecast software.
www.planware.org/busplan.htm

Proven Models
A database of well-known business models that you might want to include in your plan.
http://www.provenmodels.com/

Prince's Trust
Advice and help for young people under 30 meeting certain criteria. This page provides links to further pages with business plan templates,
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/enterprise_programme/explore_where_to_start/business_plans/business_plan_templates.aspx

Small Business Advice Service
This NFEA service provides access to a range of business information and tools including reference documents, checklists and business planning software. It also has an "ask a business advisor" service that lets you e-mail an accredited business advisor for free about your business idea.
www.yoursmallbusiness.co.uk

Tech-MBA
How to write a business plan workshop on the key content of a good business plan as well as style and format. The material covered will be targeted at tech start-ups i.e. online businesses and app developers.
http://www.tech-mba.com/how-to-write-a-business-plan.html

Your-business-plan.org
Background information for writing your business plan.
www.your-business-plan.org

Venture Navigator
A free online service designed to help start-ups and small businesses improve their chances of success. Assessment based feedback for your business is provided on this site. Venture Navigator is government funded.
http://www.venturenavigator.co.uk/


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