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Business Plan Writing: Valuable Sources for Startups and Small Business Owners

Many entrepreneurs consider the writing of a business plan as an obligation, as something that just has to be done, without to think why they actually need it. Others believe that, if they are not to pitch in front of investors, they don’t need to worry about business plan and to “waste time on writing it”. The business plan is not just a tool that will help you win finding for your startup, it will also help you to develop your business strategy, to set clear goals, attract talent and stay realistic in your business venture.

Writing a business plan is not an easy job. Unexperienced entrepreneurs often make important mistakes, which often lowers their chances of winning funding. You can read about some of these mistakes here and try to avoid them. In this article, we will present to you some popular sources, which can help you to create a killer business plan.

The online tools:

StratPad Free: Strategic Business Plan and Balanced Scorecard Strategy App

Business Plan & Start Startup

LivePlan

Enloop

Business Plan Premier

The One Page Business Plan Company

The books:

Business Plans That Win $$$: Lessons from the MIT Enterprise Forum  by Stanley R. Rich

Anatomy of a Business Plan: The Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing Your Company’s Future by Linda Pinson

The Complete Book of Business Plans: Simple Steps to Writing Powerful Business Plans by Joseph A. Covello and Brian J. Hazelgren

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans by Sue Johnson

Bonus: The Course 

Online Business Plan Writing Course by Udemy: Create a Damn Good Business Plan !?

─ May 29, 2015