How do you know what elements need to be included in your business plan, especially if you've never written one before? Looking at examples can help you visualize what a full, traditional plan looks like, so you know what you're aiming for before you get started. It's a good thing LivePlan comes stocked with over 500 free, full-length sample business plans for you to use as inspiration.
When working on any part of your plan, you can easily access our full library and browse real sample content for all sorts of businesses. You'll see examples of how to write an effective executive summary, plan marketing activities, financial forecasting, and more.
LivePlan can easily accommodate any industry and type of business. Whether you're a small- or mid-sized business, freelancer, nonprofit, and in literally any industry sector, we've got you covered. Plus, LivePlan has industry benchmarks baked into its software. Knowing your industry standards helps ensure that your forecast is both competitive and achievable.
You don't need to find a sample business plan that's an exact fit for your business. Your business location, target market, and even your particular product or service may not match the plans in our gallery perfectly. But, you don't need an exact match for it to be helpful. Instead, look for a plan that's related to the type of business you're starting.
For example, if you want to start a vegetarian restaurant, a plan for a steakhouse will still be a great match. While the specifics of your actual business will differ, the elements you'll want to include in your restaurant's business plan are likely to be very similar—and they're all included in LivePlan.
Read through as many sample business 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 more than 15 years, most through generous donations from happy customers who used our software and wanted to share their successful plans with others.
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 of how others have worded their executive summary, for instance, or other key aspects of the business plan. Find an example that works for you and personalize it to fit your business.
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