500+ Sample Business Plans To Inspire You
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Don't start from scratch - write your plan with the help of 500 sample plans

How do you know what elements to include in your business plan, especially if you've never written one before? Looking at examples can help you visualize what a successful business plan looks like, so you know what you're aiming for before you get started. With LivePlan you'll have full access to over 500 free, full-length sample business plans for inspiration.

You can easily access our full library and browse real sample content for a broad range of businesses. You'll see examples of how to write an effective executive summary, plan marketing activities, financial forecasting, and more. Plus we'll be right there to walk you through it.

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Whether you're a dentist office or dog walker, you'll find complete business plans for every type of business.

Whether you're a small- or mid-sized business, freelancer, nonprofit, or still figuring that out, we've got you covered.

LivePlan's sample business plan library has real business plans from over 100 industries. You can see the complete list here.

Even if you can't find an exact match to your business, that's OK. You don't need an exact match for a sample plan to be helpful. Instead, look for a plan that's closely 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 similar—and they're all included in LivePlan.

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You'll save time and get inspired

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 sample plans over more than 20 years, most through generous donations from happy customers who used our software and wanted to share their successful plans with others.

Built-in examples and step-by-step help ensure you won't get stuck

In addition to all the complete sample plans, LivePlan includes specific examples for every section of your business plan. Browse through a few examples to get an idea of how other businesses 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.

You'll be confident that your numbers are right

In addition to sample business plans, LivePlan includes current industry benchmarks so you can see what the numbers look like for businesses just like yours. Knowing your industry standards helps ensure that your plan is both competitive and realistic.

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Download a free business plan today. You can use it as a template for your own business plan and to see an example of what you'll find in LivePlan. Download my free business plan.

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