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Write a business plan

Set clear goals and achieve success.

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  • What's in a good business plan
  • Free business plan templates
  • Use additional tools to help


For a new business, a business plan helps improve your chance of securing financing and investment. Established businesses should review their business plan and update it regularly in order to provide direction for growth.

Use our free business plan and one page action plan templates

These templates will help you to create a business plan easily. The one page action plan helps you to take quick action on goals that you have set.

Business plan template (DOC 125 KB)DOC icon

One page action plan (DOC 37 KB)DOC icon

What should your business plan cover?

A clearly written plan should cover:

Case Study: How to make a business plan for your personal training business

'When I started developing the business idea, I also created a list of pros and cons. The pros were to do with being in control of my time. The cons were around having to rely on myself for everything.'
Anastasia Wolf, Cheeky Challengers. Read more on How to make a business plan Anastasia Wolf from Cheeky Challengers