Here are a few business plan template examples, tools and downloads to help you put together a compelling business plan without reinventing the wheel.
If you are starting (or refining) a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business, then take a look at Software Marketing Advisor's SaaS Business Planning Package. It includes a detailed business plan template and guidelines, marketing plan, financial planning spreadsheets and how-to booklets. Plus we include some business planning consulting to help optimize your plan.
Business Plan Pro is a best selling business planning software package. Whether your business is large or small, established or start-up, this software helps you produce a professional and customizable business plan that gets results. They include over 500 sample plans, plus instructions and examples. Business Plan Pro exports to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF and includes a built-in Plan Review to ensure bullet-proof financials. Two business guides are also included to help build your financial success.
Check out this excellent e-Book: " The Business Plan: How to Win Your Investors' Confidence." This book provides the budding entrepreneur with the essentials needed to draw-up and execute a successful business plan. Each section of the book includes a set of key questions which together provide a roadmap for building a successful business' from the planning stage to successful marketing to finding investors.
Finally, this is a good NoLo e-Book: "How to Write a Business Plan." This popular book will show you how to write the business plan and loan package necessary to finance your business and make it work. It also includes a CD-ROM with financial spreadsheets and three sample business plans you can modify for your own use.