Business Plan Development

Build Your Business Plan

Download this Word document to start working on your business plan. The layout includes guidelines and suggestions on how to build the key components of a meaningful plan, including Business Description, Legal Structure, Market Analysis, Management/Operations, and Financial Analysis.

Each step contains a brief description, questions and suggested key elements. Text boxes are provided for you to enter your company information.

Save the document on your computer’s C drive. You can request a MI-SBDC consultant for review and feedback, ensuring that your plan is complete and realistic.
Business Plan Layout (Requires MS Word)
Business Plan Outline (Requires MS Word)

Business Plan Examples

Completed business plans are provided for your use, to assist you in the wording of your own plan and to show you how other entrepreneurs have compiled their information. Depending on your industry and your product/service mix, these plans can provide insight into effective ways to approach your prospective customers. To see a business plan outline, click here.

Sample Business Plans

Breakaway Bicycle Company (PDF)
Breakaway Bicycle Company is a Subchapter S corporation in Boulder, Colorado that designs and builds custom bicycle frames to fit the needs and wants of the bicycle rider. Breakaway Bicycle Company is currently seeking financing to expand their rapidly growing small business. Breakaway Bicycle Company’s business plan gives an overview of the company, marketing strategies being utilized, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis, and the costs and expenditures of the company.

Chuck Wagon Barbecue (PDF)
Chuck Wagon Barbecue is a full service restaurant specializing in barbecued ribs, pork chops, chicken and fish. The restaurant offers dine in convenience seating 64 guests. Chuck Wagon Barbecue is currently operating as a Limited Liability Company registered in The State of Michigan. Chuck Wagon Barbecue’s business plan includes a company description, industry analysis, market analysis, information on customers and competition, marketing plan, human resources plan, research and development, and financial information.

Child Care Center Business Plan (PDF)
Child Care Center Business Plan Workbook (PDF)
Child Care Center Business Plan Financials (.exe)
Bouncy Kids Child Development Center is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) which opened for business in 1996 and at that time was licensed for 40 children. Currently, the center is licensed for 60 children aged six weeks to six years. The Business Plan and Financials for Bouncy Kids Child Development Center have been provided for your review. Additionally, you may download the child care plan business workbook, a tool to help you design your child care business plan.

Computer Training Specialists (PDF)
Computer Training Specialists is a new venture corporation in the Mount Pleasant metropolitan area. Relying on the skills and experience of the owner, this company provides high quality computer training in this fast growing service industry. Computer Training Specialists’ business plan provides an overview of the company, the company’s marketing plans, action plans, and financial projections.

Garden Delights (PDF)
Garden Delights is a limited liability company that offers a full service
floral shop. It is committed to providing high customer satisfaction by offering excellent service and quality products, at a competitive price. The florist is concerned with maintaining a friendly, fair, and creative work environment for employees, clientele, and the community at large.

Finale Sports Bar & Grill (MS Word)
Sam’s Fast Foods, Inc. (PDF)
Sam’s Fast Foods, Inc. is a small, incorporated food-service company in Illinois that provides fast and friendly service on company owned portable carts in high-density urban offices. Sam’s Fast Foods, Inc. business plan walks the reader through a company description, the company’s sales estimates, marketing strategies, and the company’s valuation.