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Developing a Business Plan

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living, breathing document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to reach, maintain and grow revenues. A well thought out plan also helps you to step-back and think objectively about the key elements of your business venture and informs your decision-making.

Advantage Consulting Services can help you develop a successful business plan. We can review your plan and offer suggestions. We can also point you to some great resources along the way. Contact us and let us know how we can help.  

Helpful Resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan

What are the key elements of a business plan? From market analysis to your company financials, this guide walks you through the essential components of your plan, including how to develop a funding request.

Finding a Niche: Make Your Business Plan Stand Out

One of the first steps in the business planning process is determining who your target market is and why they would want to buy from you. Is the market you serve the best one for your product or service? Are your business benefits clear and aligned with the needs of your target customers? This guide can help.

Guide For Writing a Business Plan

What goes into a business plan? This guide will assist you as you write your plan.

Creating a Business Plan (podcast)

If you are thinking about starting or expanding a small business, having a good business plan may be the difference between success or failure. Learn how to develop a good business plan. 

Online Courses for Starting Your Business

Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about writing a business plan. These self-paced courses are easy to use and understand. They will take about 30 minutes to complete.

How to Prepare a Business Plan

Before entering this course, you will be prompted to complete an online registration form. 




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