Business planning

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.
  • Business continuity planning
    Is your business ready to handle emergencies? Find out how to prepare and implement a business continuity plan.
  • Succession planning
    Find the right strategy for selling your business or handing it over 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 turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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