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Example plan

The following is intended as an example of an imaginary business plan’s table of contents. This will help you generate your own summary.

Cover Sheet: Name(s) of principles(s); name, address and phone no. of business.




A. Description of the Business

B. The Market

C. Competition and Feasibility Study

D. Location of Business

E. Management

F. Personnel

G. Application and Expected Effect of Loan or Investment

H. Summary


A. Sources and Application of Funding

B. Capital Equipment and Furniture Lists

C. Projected Balance Sheet

D. Break-even Analysis

E. Projected Income Statements

* Three-year Summary

* Detail by Month, First Year

* Detail by Quarter, Second and Third Years

* Notes of Explanation

F. Cash Flow Projections

* Three-year Summary

* Detail by Month, First Year

* Detail by Quarter, Second and Third Years

* Notes of Explanation

G. For an Existing Business (also include the following documents)

* Profit/Loss Statements for Past Three Years

* Balance Sheets for Past Three Years

* Business Income Tax Returns for past Three Years

* Personal Income Tax Returns for Past Three Years


Personal resumés, job descriptions, personal financial statements, credit reports, letter of reference, letters of intent, leases, contracts, other legal documents, and anything else of relevance to the plan.


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