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Updated 2009-09-30 16:47

Summary

Memorize business plan basics.

Business plan Formats

Question Answer
common presentation formatsinternal operational plan, external stakeholder, oral presentation, elevator pitch
elevator pitchthree minute summary of the executive summary
oral presentationentertaining slide show and oral narrative meant to trigger discussion/interest
external stakeholder presentation (written)detailed, well written, and pleasingly formatted
internal operational plandetailed planning details needed by management
______ estimates are central to any business plancost and revenue
memorize

Typical structure (by groups)

Note that the groupings aren't necessarily meaningful, other than for the sake of memorizing.

 

GroupingSection
1stcover page / table of contents, executive summary, business description
2ndbusiness environment analysis, industry background, competitive analysis
3rdmarket analysis, marketing plan, operations plan
4thmanagement summary, financial plan, attachments and milestones
First in each groupcover page / table of contents, business environment analysis, market analysis, management summary
memorize

Typical structure (by order)

Memorize them in order.

First half

sectionfollowing section
cover page / table of contentsexecutive summary
executive summarybusiness description
business descriptionbusiness environment analysis
business environment analysisindustry background
industry backgroundcompetitive analysis
competitive analysislast
memorize

Second half

sectionfollowing section
market analysismarketing plan
marketing planoperations plan
operations planmanagement summary
management summaryfinancial plan
financial planattachments and milestones
attachments and milestoneslast
memorize

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_plan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_of_a_business_plan