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32 Components of a Business Plan

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A business plan is a formal proposal to launch a business or invest in an existing business. These typically include a schedule, plan and budget along with an analysis of finances, customers, markets, competition and risks. The following are common components of a business plan.
Executive Summary
Business Description
Mission & Vision Statements
Business Goals & Objectives
Company Overview
Legal Structure of Company
Industry Analysis
Market Analysis
Competitive Analysis
Target Market
Marketing Strategy
Branding Strategy
Description of Products & Services
Intellectual Property Rights
Management Team
Org Chart
Human Resource Plan
Business Operations Plan
Financial Plan
Start-up Costs
Funding Requirements
Sources of Funding
Use of Funding
Sales Forecasts
Projected Profit & Loss
Projected Cash Flow
Projected Balance Sheet
Break-Even Analysis
Return on Investment
Keys to Success
Exit Strategy

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Brand Strategy
Business Assumptions
Business Concept
Business Environment
Business Model
Business Name
Business Plans
Business Risks
Capital Structure
Competitive Advantage
Competitive Disadvantage
Cost Structure
Economic Environment
Family Business
Financial Risk
Innovation Risk
Management Plan
Market Analysis
Market Conditions
Market Environment
Market Research
Market Risk
Marketing Plan
Mission Statement
Pricing Strategy
Promotion Strategy
Return On Investment
Revenue Model
Revenue Structure
Risk Evaluation
Risk Treatments
Sales Strategy
SWOT Analysis
Target Market
Test Marketing
Time To Market
Time To Volume
Vision Statement
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