Business Planning

Creating a business plan is an important part of starting a new operation, or expanding an existing business into new areas.

Why should I make a business plan?

A business plan is a path to success. Creating one will help you focus on where you want your operation to go, and how you want it to get there. That includes determining financial and circumstantial threats, opportunities, and challenges for your individual business and in the marketplace.

What can I use my business plan for?

Once you've made your plan, you can use it to move forward immediately. But you can also revisit it over time to make sure you're on track with your projections, and make any changes that become necessary. It's also a crucial tool to bring any time you're looking to borrow--it shows you've thought through your idea and know how you can make it succeed.

How do I start making my business plan?

If you've never made a business plan before, starting out can be confusing, and you may not know where to begin.

We have a business plan template to help you get started. You may want to seek professional advice from a loan officer, accountant, and/or lawyer for any complicated financial or legal concerns.

I'm ready to start planning my business.

Download our template to begin!