Writing a Business Plan.

Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:33 pm

A friend of mine and myself are in the planning stages of starting our own wholesale plywood business. We need to write a business plan and I'm undecided on which computer program to use to write it. Should I use Microsoft Word or maybe even Excel? The plan won't incorporate any graphs or color charts and will be about 8-10 pages long.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:49 pm

Depends, Word is great if you have a lot of writing for the plan, formatted pages, etc. Use Excel if you have a lot of calculations.

You can copy the stuff from Excel into Word easily if you need the numbers/calcs, etc.....you might have to use a bit of both, but probably should be done in Word.
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Re: Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:12 pm

Yes, contact your local university or business school? They often have community workshops at no cost to start up businesses. Sometimes they will pair you with a student to work on your business plan as a team. Your county or local government may have something, too. Also the Small Business Administration will have information or sources available for you. I think you will be surprised at what help is available. When I was considering opening a business a couple of years ago, they had it all, the business plan, how to access funding, just about anything I could think of. Good luck, Lisa
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Re: Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:24 pm

lowfog01 wrote:Yes, contact your local university or business school? They often have community workshops at no cost to start up businesses. Sometimes they will pair you with a student to work on your business plan as a team. Your county or local government may have something, too. Also the Small Business Administration will have information or sources available for you. I think you will be surprised at what help is available. When I was considering opening a business a couple of years ago, they had it all, the business plan, how to access funding, just about anything I could think of. Good luck, Lisa
Yes, contact your local university or business school? They often have community workshops at no cost to start up businesses. Sometimes they will pair you with a student to work on your business plan as a team. Your county or local government may have something, too. Also the Small Business Administration will have information or sources available for you. I think you will be surprised at what help is available. When I was considering opening a business a couple of years ago, they had it all, the business plan, how to access funding, just about anything I could think of. Good luck, Lisa


Try SCORE also,they have local chapters all over. www.score.org
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Re: Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:45 pm

Google is your friend, there are plenty of templates for a business plan on the web.
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Re: Writing a Business Plan.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

Has anyone used Microsoft MapPoint?
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