Business Plan Templates for Software & Services Businesses

These business plan templates can make it easy to put together a winning software development business plan. Your business plan is your most important tool to optimize your business and your profits. It allows you to communicate the value of your business to potential investors and partners, so it is critical to your business success!

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However, it can be a real challenge to create a compelling business plan from scratch... Where do you start? It can seem overwhelming to a small business or startup, when there are so many variables: industry (horizontal, vertical), competitors, product approach (software or service, free or licensed, etc), pricing, distribution strategy... the considerations seem to go on forever. And naturally, no one likes to reinvent the wheel.

Having the right tools is the key to developing a professional, concise and compelling plan. Here is my selection of some of the most valuable business plan templates and tools to use to put together your software development business plan.

  • This NOLO guide to How to Write a Business Plan has been updated for 2018 and contains everything you need to start a new small business, including legal forms etc.

We also have a sample business plan which you can use as a starting point for your software business planning which is available free. Or if you would prefer it in Microsoft Word version,

send an email requesting the sample business plan to info@software-marketing-advisor.com.

To get the most out of these templates, follow the tips and advice in our sections on software business models, and tips for developing the strategic plan for your business.

Finally, if you find you need additional assistance with adapting this business plan to your business, or just need a second set of eyes to take a look over it and provide some recommendations, we do provide very reasonable fixed price and custom consulting services on software/services business planning. Please see our Consulting Services section for more detail and contact information.



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