Writing a business plan often appears like a tedious task to entrepreneurs. Most of you don't know where to start, what to include and most importantly where to find information.
This series of articles on how to write a business plan intends to help you with all these questions.
It covers the full methodology of writing a business plan: from the definition of a business plan, to how investors will read and analyse your plan.
- What is a business plan? - this article covers the definition of a business plan.
- How investors analyse business plans? - this article explains what are the risks and rewards associated with an investment in the equity or the debt of a company, and how these risks and rewards influence the investor's judgement when reading a business plan.
- Business plan outline - this article contains a detailed business plan outline as well as a complete, section by section, guide to writing a business plan.
- How to do a market analysis? - a dedicated how to guide to writing a meaningful market analysis.
- How to do a sales forecast? - a zoom on the different techniques that can be used to estimate the future revenues of a company.
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