Think there’s nothing new in business plans? Still using a dusty ole’ business plan outline or business plan software created a couple of decades ago?
Well, think again. The business world evolves, and expectations about business plans change too. Sure, you still have to describe your business, competition, market, and the like. But your plan must reflect your understanding of new realities. If you’re looking to raise money, you have to understand how funders are thinking – and analyzing business plans – now.
So what’s new right now in business plans?
As we developed the newest (fifth) edition of Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, we looked at the key ingredients you must include in today’s business plans:
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