Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information, and statistics.

Why do you need a business plan?
A business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner, whether you are starting up, have been in business for years, or are ready to grow.
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Writing your business plan 
Know what elements are considered essential in any business plan and the key points that should be included in each section of your plan.
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Sample business plans and templates
Find sample business plans, free templates, writing guides and interactive tools to help you develop a professional business plan.
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Business planning FAQs
Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan.
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Business continuity planning
Is your business ready to handle emergencies? Find out how to prepare and implement a business continuity plan.
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Succession planning 
Find the right strategy for selling your business or handing it over to someone else.
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Market research and statistics
Learn more about market research, how to conduct it, and where to find free information and statistics to support your market research project.
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Start and grow a social enterprise  
Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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