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business plan templates

Business Plan Templates


Interested in starting your own business? Here are several workbooks and templates that can help you get started.

Created for entrepreneurs, these business plan workbooks & templates are packed with professional know-how and insight from professionals that have launched successful businesses. Use this to sell your ideas to investors and to develop a viable business strategy.


Need a business plan to start or grow your business? Business Plan Pro software is the fastest, easiest way to create a business plan. With prebuilt spreadsheets, SBA-approved document output, and expert guidance at every step, Business Plan Pro enables any business owner or entrepreneur to produce a complete, accurate plan with a minimum of time and expense.

Write your business plan quickly and easily
Business Plan Pro has everything you need to create a plan today, all proven and error free. The software automatically customizes your plan outline to match your business type. Just answer a few simple questions and you're on your way to creating a professional business plan that gets results. The software automatically creates the spreadsheets, charts and graphs that investors are looking for. Business Plan Pro allows you to focus your time on executing your business strategy and growing your business.

Simple or detailed, it's your choice
New for 2008, Business Plan Pro has a "keep it simple" option to get from start to finish in less than 15 steps. No other software offers a faster way to get your business plan done. If you need more, you can expand your plan at any point to provide the financial and strategic details you want, including SWOT analysis, marketing strategy, and web site plan.

Recommended by experts, trusted by entrepreneurs
Business Plan Pro is the most popular business plan software on the market for nearly a decade, outselling all others combined. It is the recommended choice of:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • PC World
  • PC Magazine
  • Guy Kawasaki
  • and other experts

Not only is it the experts' choice, but it has been used by thousands of successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

Get started quickly with 500+ sample business plans
Say goodbye to writer's block. Business Plan Pro comes with over 500 real business plan examples to give you inspiration. You can browse the sample plan library by industry type, view a summary of each plan, or skim plans in a printable format. Find a sample plan that mirrors your business concept, and you can use it as a guide to help you write your own – or even edit it directly in Business Plan Pro.

Market research for over 9,000 industries included
Having trouble finding reliable market research information for your business? Business Plan Pro has you covered. The software includes the most commonly needed data for virtually every industry, so you can compare your projected numbers to industry averages for an accurate business plan. Need to know what others in your industry are spending? What you should spend on marketing? How your initial cost per unit compares? The answers are provided automatically.

Impress your audience using the SBA-preferred document format
Need a professional plan document to get funding or inspire your partners? Business Plan Pro produces a complete, easy-to-read document enlivened with colorful charts, tables, and more – all in the format preferred by banks, venture capitalists, and the Small Business Administration. In addition to the printed document, you can also export your plan to PowerPoint for presentations, to Microsoft Word or Excel, or to Adobe PDF format. You can even upload it to a secure website maintained by Palo Alto Software and share it with your contacts for collaborative review and discussion.

All the spreadsheets you need
The software's EasyPlan Wizard guides you through the creation of your business plan with instructions and examples at every step of the way. All the tables you need in a business plan are already linked together, financially and mathematically correct, and surrounded by easy-to-follow instructions and explanations. Just plug in your numbers and let Business Plan Pro do the rest.

Key business plan tables available in Business Plan Pro include:

  • Balance sheet
  • Break-even analysis
  • Cash flow
  • General assumptions
  • Inventory detail
  • Market analysis
  • Milestones
  • Past performance
  • Payables detail
  • Personal net worth
  • Personnel
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratios
  • Receivables detail
  • Sales forecast
  • Startup requirements
  • Startup funding

Get the numbers right with an automatic Plan Review feature
After you create a business plan, the software automatically checks your numbers for common planning mistakes and offers tips and suggestions on ways to improve your plan. Present your plan with confidence knowing that you've got the numbers right.

Product Description
If you're contemplating the idea of going into business or are ready to expand you current enterprise, this is the tool chest you need to help plan wisely.

A complete business planning package that will help you improve and grow your business for years to come! Perfect for experienced entrepreneurs or individuals who have dreamed about starting a completely new venture. You can't move your business forward without a roadmap for success. Start planning today!

Business Plan Pro is based on a business plan format recognized by leading banks, lenders, investors, and the Small Business Administration (SBA). Business Plan Pro walks you through the entire planning process and generates a complete, professional and ready to distribute plan with a proven formula for success. With the proprietary EasyPlan Wizard, writing a business plan is easier than ever, making it a snap to get started! Creating a business plan is not just for startups. Take your business to the next level with our easy-to-use, powerful, Plan vs. Actual financial tools. Track your results and manage your business better by comparing your actual numbers to the figures you projected in your plan. These tools help you better manage your profits, expenses and cash flow. Use familiar formatting tools to customize the appearance of your plan. Import your own graphics, logos and photos Simply export your plan to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or import data from QuickBooks. Or, create an Adobe PDF document. You can even upload to a secure, password-protected Web site provided by Palo Alto Software. You decide who can view your plan

Start your business today!

Business Plan Scorecard - For even better results, get your business plan reviewed by professional management consultants to ensure the greatest success for funding! Communicate your venture more effectively.

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