Business plan

Business plan

When you set up a business, you're setting out on a journey. A business plan is your map. We'll show you what to include and how to write it.

Writing your business plan

A good small business plan can set you on the road to success when starting a business. It's like a map. It looks at where you are now, where you want to be in the future and helps you work out how to get there.

Writing your plan will give you a real sense of purpose and direction. Our guide will offer business guidance and help you put your plan together. It looks at:

  • the benefits of a plan in more detail
  • what should be included
  • how to start writing your own
  • a basic sample business plan.

Sample business plan

For any business looking to succeed, a solid, robust business plan is a natural follow-on from a great business idea. View our sample business plan for useful insight into how to structure and compose your own.

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Sample business plan

Free Sage Planning for Business Software

When you're running your own business you want the right tools. We can offer you great deals on some outstanding business software from one of the UK's leading suppliers of business management software- Sage.

  • Sage's Planning for Business software is easy to use and will take you through creating a business plan, step by step
  • While their Start-up and Instant Accounts software will help you manage your cash-flow, invoicing and accounts, it also comes with comprehensive phone and online support from Sage.

The Planning for Business software is free when you open an account with us, and you can get free 90-day trials of the Start-up and Instant Accounts software and up to 50% discount on buying the software.

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