Setting up a new Business
Writing a business plan
Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan.
Business plan templates
Download a free business plan template on The Prince's Trust website.
Business plan examples
Read example business plans on the GOV.UK website
How to write a business plan
Get detailed information about how to write a business plan on the GOV.UK website
Why you need a business plan
A business plan is a written document that describes your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.
A business plan helps you to:
- clarify your business idea
- spot potential problems
- set out your goals
- measure your progress
You'll need a business plan if you want to secure investment or a loan from a bank
It can also help to convince customers, suppliers and potential employees to support you.