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The Ultimate Guide to Business Planning

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Whether you’re a seasoned founder or just a starting-out entrepreneur, having a solid business plan is a no-brainer. It’s a document you don’t want to skip over—no matter what.

Most entrepreneurs think business planning is all about writing. But is it?

Absolutely not. Writing a business plan is just one aspect of business planning, like developing marketing strategies, defining vision, analyzing market trends, setting SMART goals, and others.

Don’t worry if it sounds like a lot; this business planning guide is right on the money to help.

To begin with, let’s understand what is a business plan.

That was about the business plan, let’s head straight to our resource guide.

It is a well-compiled document of business planning resources and tools to help you navigate the process of strategic planning.

Before we start, here are some business plan tools, resources, and templates to help you get started.

A complete business planning guide and resources

Table of Contents
Writing a business plan?


Tips for writing a business plan

Find some extra tips for writing a business plan, including determining the ideal length of your plan, designing attractive cover pages, and the importance of confidentiality statements.



Types of business plans

Discover the different business plan types and learn how to create a simple and one-page business plan using a template and a step-by-step guide.


Business plan course and books

Have a tough time creating a business plan? Check out our comprehensive business plan course or the list of top books on business plan writing to get started.


Tips for presenting your business plan to investors

Have a business plan ready? Learn how to write a converting business plan presentation, cover letter, and funding requests with effective strategies for pitching your business to investors.


Business plan writers and consultants

Discover the leading professional business plan writing and consulting service providers, understand the costs involved in the business plan creation process, and how you can reduce them.


Business plan software & tools

Looking for business plan software? Learn more about business planning tools and AI business plan generators, and explore how you can utilize ChatGPT for business plan writing.