This free Business Planner will help new and
established businesses of all sizes to create an Outline
Business Plan. It can also be used to prepare a "first-cut" draft
plan for finalization offline in another system, or as a "dry
run" to help identify gaps in preparatory
work and planning logic before embarking on a more detailed plan
(e.g. using Free-Plan or Exl-Plan).
Your completed Outline Plan will run to 5 or 6 printed pages. To
view a specimen outline plan, look at this Sample
Output (opens in a new window).
Once your plan has been completed and saved, you
will be able to:
print copies of your Outline Plan "as is" or paste
its text into Microsoft Word (or similar) for further development
use its content
as the basis for a 10-12 slide presentation
upload the compiled Outline Plan to a web site or distribute
it as an email attachment.
Note: The content of your plan is strictly confidential
and not disclosed to us. In theory, it could be observed
by a third party during the compilation process, as might be the case
for virtually every text-based transmission. In practice, this is extremely
unlikely to happen.
Whenever you press the Compile Plan button, you will
be sent to a separate newly-compiled page containing your plan.
To continue drafting at this page, use your browser's back
VERY IMPORTANT: Your
inputs to the form below and the resultant plan will reside in
your PC's memory and online. Consequently, if you close (or refresh)
this page before completing the form and saving the compiled
plan, you'll lose all your work!
Tip # 1: When you see your plan after pressing
the Compile Plan button, we
recommend you periodicallycopy
and paste the Outline Plan into a text editor
such as Notepad. You can keep overwriting previous pastes so
you only retain the latest version. This may seem a pain in the
*** but it will ensure that your compiled plan is safe even if
a problem arises.
Tip # 2: You can go off-line and continue working
on your plan (provided you do not close this
page). When your plan has been finalized, press the
Compile Plan button to get back online and to
see/print your compiled plan. If you work on your
plan off-line, you must finish the entire plan
Once you go back online, you'll be able to see/print
your plan but you will not be able to edit it online.
Please Send Feedback
If you have used some or all of the Planner, we'd welcome anonymous feedback
and suggestions. No identification or email address is required. However,
if you wish us to reply to feedback, you must include your email address.
To place a copy of your Outline Plan on a web site, save
it to your PC and then upload it as a *.htm file to the site. You can
also distribute it as an email attachment.
You can use the Outline Plan as follows:
Print it directly either online or off-line (after saving the compiled
file). Tip: Use your browser's Print > Preview to
select the page numbers to be printed.
Copy/paste the Outline Plan into Word. This will preserve its formatting
and you'll be able to edit or add text.
Copy/paste the Outline Plan into a basic text processor (Notepad
or similar) and then use this content
as the basis for a 10-12 slide presentation (using PowerPoint or similar).
To prepare a more detailed business plan based on your
Outline Plan, explore the following software tools:
Business Planner - Comprehensive business
plan writer (incorporating outliner, text, charts, financials and
Business Planner - Similar
to Business Planner with the addition
of an expert system to analyses
your plan and provides expert advice.
Free-Plan - FreeBusiness
Plan Template for Word
(48 pages) and a complementary Guide (supplied
as a 90+ topic Help file and as a 100+ page PDF file for printing.
Note: This uses the exact same business plan structure as the Online Planner
and its Outline Plan.
you need to develop financial projections as part of your plan,
use Exl-Plan (for
Excel) to prepare fully-integrated 3/5/7-year financial
projections (P&Ls, cash flows, balance sheets, ratio analyses and graphs).
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