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What is a Business Plan
A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals. In most cases, a business plan is created to explain and illustrate the vision we have for our business, and to persuade others to help us to achieve that vision. The process of developing our business plan will require us to focus on exactly what we are trying to achieve, precisely where we want to be going, and exactly how we plan to get there. It will force us to detail the many expenses involved to open our business, the projected sales and monthly expenses of actual operation, and the volume of business we will need to generate to meet our obligations.We need a business plan as:
Usually a business plan contain the following contents.
How it Works
Working of Business Plan Pro is very simple. When we click on the icon of Business plan Professional we see a box of start up options.
It has three options as we can see in figure above.
Create a new Business Plan: Starts a new plan using the Plan Setup.
Open an existing plan: Our previously saved plan files will be listed in the dialog box. The “More Files” option lets us search for files in other directories.
Open a sample plan: The Sample Plan Browser lets us choose from over 500 sample plans. View plans in portable document format (pdf) or Open a working copy of the plan in Business Plan P
The Business Plan Pro Home page helps you direct your work flow, keeps you abreast of product announcements, updates, and special issue questions, and keeps you on task with your Plan Activities.The Home page will display after finishing the Plan Setup, when you reopen an existing plan, or when you open a plan from the Sample Plan Browser.
There are three step options are given.
Step 1 button: is to follow the task list to write your plan and enter your financials.
Step 2 button: is to check your plan for completeness, including financials. The Plan Review can also explain how your financials compare to industry standards.
Step 3 Button:Once your plan is finished and reviewed you can print, export to different formats.
So when we click botton of step 1, plan writing starts, Plan Task list will be opened.
Instructions and Examples
Instructions for the current topic display automatically. Click the Examples link to show text for the same topic from a sample plan. Example text can also be pasted into the current topic. A link within the examples window lets you open the full sample plan from which that example came.
Use the formatting toolbar to access standard text formatting such as bold, underline, and italic, bulleted and numbered lists.To maximize your workspace click the “Full Screen” button.
Working in Tables
The Table screen is a spreadsheet format, with columns, rows, and formulas to automatically calculate totals as we enter our numbers.Tables are included in the Plan Outline list, shown above on the left-hand side of the screen. The Plan Outline view lists the tables and topics in the order they will display as part of our completed plan. Tables linked to topics print the yearly totals; tables in the Appendix print the monthly details for the first year.
Instructions and Examples
Instructions for the current table display automatically. Click the Examples link to show a table example from a completed plan.
Use the table formatting toolbar to move from one table to another, to display row-by-row help , and access cell formatting such as currency format .To maximize your workspace click the Full SCreen button.
The Plan Review critiques your plan for completeness, and tests your financials against standard accounting and planning rules. Use it as you proceed through the Task List, to ensure you have completed all necessary topics and tables, or after completing your first draft, to search for common errors. Click on the Plan Review toolbar button to open a dialog which walks you through the review, step by step.
Printing is Automatic
Business Plan Pro prints out a plan with an automatic format.
Charts are Automatic
All of the charts in Business Plan Pro are automatically linked to tables. When you change the numbers in your tables, the charts update automatically. In this example, the Cash chart is automatically created from the Cash Flow table.The Charts toolbar has a Default chart colors command which opens a dialog of different color palettes so you can choose and set a look for all your charts.
Business Plan Pro offers an interactive Tutorial which leads you through the creation of a business plan for a hypothetical graphics company and gives you an opportunity to practice with the basic features of the software. You read each step and then follow along in the program, learning how to format your topics and enter numbers into your tables. The step-by-step Tutorial can be accessed from the Home page or from the Help menu.
Sample Plan Browser
Business Plan Pro includes a wide variety of sample business plans. The Sample Plan Browser makes it easy to search our extensive sample plan library for plans that match your business needs.
View : Read a sample plan to get ideas.
Open : Open a sample plan as a starting point for your plan.
Import: Select topics/tables/charts from a sample plan to import into you own plan.
Sample plans are delivered over the Internet. This allows us to provide the most up-to-date content available.
We can find step-by-step help by:
• Reading the Instructions for tables, topics, and charts.
• Pressing your F1 key for an overview of working with topics, tables and charts.
• Clicking on the row-by-row help icon to open the row definitions window at the bottom of each table.
• Using the How Do I? button at the top right of your screen.
In todays world where competition is at peak in businesses. For survival it is only option to perform better than your competitor which is only possible through planning. Especially when we are starting new business we must have a blueprint of tasks we are going to perform in future. So we need a good software for making business plan so that we can save our time and can make an error free plan easily.Business Plan Pro is the best choice for this puprose. As it is the number one business planing software proven by its market share of 75%. It is simple easy to use and has all features required for making business plan. A lot sample plans are available which can be customized, help,instructions and examples are available at every step which make this software a complete solution for making business plan.
According to Wall Streat Journal
"Takes the guesswork out of writing a business plan... guides the user through the writing of each part of a business plan using lots of 'wizards,' or pages with simple questions that, once answered, move the plan forward."
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