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Elements of A Business Plan - New York StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition

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Win up to $15,000 To Start Your Own Business

What is a Business Plan?
The Business Plan is perhaps the most important document an entrepreneur can create. The Business Plan helps guide the direction of the company's first several years in business and gives potential investors an idea of the company structure, goals, and future plans. Companies at all levels of success create business plans. It is a working document that should be updated on quarterly or yearly basis.

The following business plan template is adapted from Rhonda Abrams,  Successful Business Plan.

SIBL and other libraries have many other business planning resources which you should consult.

The Business Plan template linked here should be used as the format for your Business Plan:

Business Plan Template (PDF)

Use this schedule to stay on track with your plan development:

Business Plan Development Schedule (PDF)

Deadline: 
Business Plans must be uploaded to the NY StartUP! 2015 Competition site no later than midnight on June 9, 2015.