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Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.

  • Why do you need a business plan?

    A business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner, whether you are starting up, have been in business for years, or are ready to grow.

  • Writing your business plan

    Know what elements are considered essential in any business plan and the key points that should be included in each section of your plan.

  • Sample business plans and templates

    Find sample business plans, free templates, writing guides and interactive tools to help you develop a professional business plan.

  • Business planning FAQs

    Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan.

  • Succession planning

    Find the right strategy for handing over or selling your business to someone else.

  • Market research and statistics

    Learn more about market research, how to conduct it and where to find free information and statistics to support your market research project.

  • Start and grow a social enterprise

    Are you ready to start a business to further your non-profit organization's mission or generate income to support its sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.