8-Page Fill-In-The-Blank Business Plan Template
Need to write a business plan, but don’t know where to start? Just fill in the blanks on this business plan template, and you’ll be good to go.
The fill-in-the-blank business plan template is just eight pages and covers all the basics. There are brief sections for organization of your business, your industry, your mission statement, and your day-to-date operations. There’s also a comprehensive marketing section that includes information about your pricing, your marketing positioning (in terms of price and quality), your competition, and the types of marketing you’ll use to promote your small business. The financial section includes information about your average sale, breakeven points, money needed for startup, and more.
Download the PDF version of the business plan template, and you can fill in the blanks by hand. Download the Word version of the business plan template, and you can type in your answers and have a polished business plan, ready to present to lenders or investors.
Jennifer Croft Comments
Years ago, I was hired by Mi Casa Resource Center For Women in Denver to teach women on welfare how to start and run their own small businesses. Mi Casa didn’t have any curriculum, so I had to build 108 hours of curriculum from scratch, which I then taught at a rate of nine hours per week, over a 12-week period. Most of the curriculum centered around elements that eventually became part of a business plan. I kept retooling the business plan, over and over, until I had it as simple as possible. The result became this 8-page, fill-in-the-blank business plan, which has stood the test of time, with only minor revisions in the marketing section.