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Business plan template

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What does this involve?

Writing a business plan is an important first step when starting up or growing a business. Business Gateway offers a free business plan template that you can download and complete.

You are more than twice as likely to get into business if you have a business plan. But it can be hard to know where to begin writing one. Using this template is a quick and easy way to compile all the information you will need to check the viability of your business idea. A business plan is also vital if you intend to seek investors.

The business plan template is simple to follow and sets out how best to complete each section.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

The business plan template is for:

  • anyone wanting to start a business, especially if you need funding
  • existing business owners who are seeking help or wish to clarify objectives

How long does this take?

It takes 1 minute to read about the template. How long it takes to complete your business plan will depend on your business idea (or existing business) and the extent of your preparations so far.

Important information

The template offers helpful hints as well as setting out what to include in your business plan.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to download and complete their business plan template. 

Support provided by Business Gateway