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For anyone planning to start a new business or expand an existing business it is extremely important to know how to make a business plan. A proper business plan can insure the success of a business both initially and as it continues to operate. The business plan will usually include elements such as a marketing analysis. Any business owner must be aware of the market that is being entered into in order to find out if the right products or services or being offered at the right prices.


If the plan is to do business on the highly competitive Internet then the plan must include ways to bring traffic to the website. This may call for the use of a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plan.


Learning how to make a business plan should also include setting up a good Contact Management System (CMS) in order to make sure that sales leads receive the proper follow-up and that a sufficient number of sales are actually being closed. This is true whether the sales involve products or services. The business plan must also include a good analysis of everything that needs to go into the day-to-day operation of the business so that all elements continue to function efficiently.


Finding out how to make a business plan may also be critical to getting the proper financing for a business, particularly if the loan being sought is unsecured by some form of collateral. There are many lenders competing to make business loans, but they all want to see that there is a good business plan so they feel more comfortable making the loan. Therefore, any business plan should carefully lay out how the money being borrowed is going to be used.

This Ebusiness article was written by Jerry Travers on 11/7/2007

Jerry Travers is a Business Professional With 17 Years Experience.