Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success.
This is your chance to discover any weaknesses in your business idea, identify opportunities you may not have considered, and plan how you will deal with challenges that are likely to arise.
You can also access support from various business organisations and state agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, your local Enterprise Board, your local Chamber, SFA and ISME etc.
A business plan has many important uses from proving the viability of your business, to securing funding and measuring success.
The process of writing a business plan is the perfect time for you to think carefully though every step of your business start-up.
You’ll pinpoint weaknesses, identify your strengths, and spot opportunities you might not have thought of. It will help you highlight the ideas and activities at the core of your business, and rank your priorities.
For more than 100 years, Deluxe Corporation has sought to create the tools that help shape our economy.
Since 1915, Deluxe has recognized the vital role that small business plays in our communities, from job creation to business development.
It could also show you what success will look like, so you can begin measuring it.
Each section of the template comes with brief instructions, so that you get the structure right.