If you’ve already done all the info-gathering and are ready to start making your business plan presentation, click here to customize our sample plan right now.
For everyone else that needs some guidance, read on for a step-by-step guide to writing your very first business plan.We’ve established that a quality business plan is important, but business plans are not one-size-fits-all.
This way, your audience clearly understands the gist of what you’re trying to communicate — whether you’re talking them through it or just sending them a PDF. Use images, color schemes and icons that you feel accurately represent your business.
: You can switch out the simple dark background in our presentation template with an image of your own by following these instructions. Each section of your business plan should be represented in the table of contents (page 2) with a 3-4 word, actionable, inspiring Subtitle.
It’s no secret over here at Beautiful HQ that we love entrepreneurship.
But we're not gonna lie and say it's all cupcakes and butterflies either: the stresses of growing a company with limited resources, tight budgets, and never enough hours in the day.People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”With the recent Facebook data scandals, one could argue that the company hasn’t stayed true to its mission.But the company description above does echo the reason so many of us choose Facebook as a way to stay connected.They say that “a good management team divides the tasks and doubles the success.” To this end, having a credible, reliable group of people involved in your business — even simply as advisors — adds further validation that your business is on to something great.Use this page (6) to introduce key shareholders and team members and reference how their relevant experience and unique skill set will help support and grow your business. This page (7) provides some clarity as to who your target customer is.This gives your audience an idea up-front of what you’ll cover, and communicates that you, as an owner or employee, are organized and focused.Make your mission known.Much like the Title page, the Mission page (page 3) is a branding exercise.Whether you’re looking to fund your own small business, or looking to raise money from investors, the business plan below that we've created for you (that you can customize in minutes, not hours! One way to lessen the everyday stress of running a business is to have a plan — a business plan, that is. A plan ensures that the direction you’re headed is clear to you, your employees, and any potential outside investors.Whether or not you’re seeking funding right now, or in the future, a business plan can serve as a beacon that guides you throughout the weeks, months and years in your company purpose.This isn’t intended to be a deep dive; you’ll want an entirely separate presentation to map out your various personas in more detail.But for your high-level business plan, use this slide to illustrate the types of people you’ll be going after.