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Sections of A Business Plan: Business Plan 101

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Although a long-lengthy business plan has recently come under fire as not being necessary, the business plan is still a vital part of any business. It is the culmination of all your hard work and homework. The business plan allows entrepreneurs to methodically think through business ideas and prepare for potential pitfalls, competitors and more. Teach A CEO understands the importance of the business plan and over the next few weeks, we will go in-depth in every section of the business plan.

Stay tuned for updates to this page on the business plan.

Here are the sections of the business plan:

  1. Executive Summary
  2.  General Company Description
  3. Products and Services
  4. The Market and Competitors
  5. Marketing Strategy
  6. Operations Plan (how business is run on a day-to-day basis)
  7. Management and Organization
  8. Overall Schedule
  9. Critical Risks and Problems
  10. Personal Financial Statements
  11. Financial History
  12. Financial Plan
  13. Technology Plan
  14. Appendices

Don’t be discouraged, we will walk you through each section.

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About Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.
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