The one thing all small business owners need

Seattle District Office  -  Dec. 11, 2019

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National Write a Business Plan Month

Write a Business Plan with the SBA

Whether you're a seasoned business professional or thinking about starting a new business, the one thing that all small businesses need is a business plan. 

Business planning helps to ensure business success. 

According to a recent study, business owners who finished their business plans were about twice as likely to successfully grow their business, get investment or land a loan than those who didn’t.

December is National Write a Business Plan Month, so what better time to start or revisit your old plan?

As the blueprint for your business, a business plan is a critical element because it showcases your business’s vision, product or service, marketing strategies and financial projections.

A business plan outlines the complete operating framework of your business by detailing who you are, why you’re in business, what you do, how you do it, where you operate, how you will generate profits, who your customers are, and why your business is important.

How can the SBA help you write your business plan? Your local SBA office can refer you to our resource partner network for free, expert business advising. You can also visit our website for on-demand business plan courses and checklists:

Write a business plan

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