Business Plan Part XIV

Conclusion and Follow-Up

What are some common mistakes I should try avoid when writing my business plan?


Can I just use a template program or business plan software where I just fill-in a little bit of information?


How long should my business plan be?


Should I hire a consultant to write my plan for me?


Should I have anyone who reads my plan sign a non-disclosure agreement?


These are just a few frequently asked questions.  In addition to local small business assistance such as ours, there are many resources on the web where you can get guidance on this.  Ultimately, you need to think about who your “audience” will be.  If the business plan is just going to be used for an internal document, then you can write it however you want to.  If it’s to gain a loan or grant, it will need to fit the parameters for the loan committee or as prescribed by the grant application.  Small business counselors are here to help you determine that and assist you in the process of writing your plan.  Just contact us today to set up a meeting.

This completes our business plan blog series.  If you still need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us 2 716-938-2311 or by completing the contact us form at  Good luck on your business endeavors!

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