If you're new to business planning, it can be really helpful to see some samples before you start writing your own plan. That's why LivePlan includes an extensive library of real sample business plans. Here's a full list of sample plan categories.
Mechanical, travel services, transportation, rentals, parts and maintenance, education
Tutorial services, early development, support, consulting, development, placement
Retail, manufacturing, design initiatives, outlet operatives, fashion experience
Entertainment, development, web startup, networking & management, e-commerce, IT, electronics
Technology, investing, business, marketing & strategy, weddings & event planners
Family fun, music, theatre & live performance, production, distribution, film
Franchise offerings, import & export, catering distribution, manufacturing
Sales & marketing, retail management, services & products, cottage industry, single employee ventures
resort & lodgings, services & customer care, training & management, tours, niche venues
Household, construction, tools and equipment, agriculture, technology, business, fashion, chemicals
Personal care, alternative medicine, equipment & technology, research & development, administrative services, technician
Community services, aid programs, arts & literature, legal assistance, co-op
Breeders, pet services, animal care, pet groomers, animal shleter
Communications, financial, investments, marketing & advertising, design, management, legal
Property management, web resources, remodeling & renovations, agents
Franchises, clubs, beverage manufacturing, cafe, bakery, dining establishments
Online services (e-commerce), technology, sports/adventure, art & antiques, home & garden, tools & hardware, equipment sales & rentals
Outdoor & indoor, trades, technology & electronics, repair & installation, marketing, business, eco-friendly
Equipment, parts & manufacturing, facilities, indoor/outdoor, education
Read through as many plans as you like to see how it's done and get inspired. And if you really want to, you can even copy and paste sections to use in your own plan.
We've collected these sample plans over 15+ years, most through generous donations from happy customers who used our software and wanted to share their successful plans with others.
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In addition to all the complete sample plans, LivePlan includes example content for every text item in your business plan. Browse through a few examples to get an idea how others have worded their Executive Summary, for instance. Find an example that really works for you? One click adds it right into your plan. Then you can personalize it to fit your business and move on to the next task.