A business plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.
Size your business plan to fit your business. Remember that your business plan should be only as big as what you need to run your business.
Prospective business owners sometimes wonder if they really need to write a business plan, particularly if they’re not seeking a bank loan. However, if you want to clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business, and a deeper understanding of your market, the answer is certainly ‘yes you do’.
If you are seeking finance for your business, you will need to show banks and investors why they should invest in your business. Lenders and investors will only risk their time and money if they are confident that your business will be successful and profitable.