The role and importance of a business plan

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A business plan is a document created by a business or entrepreneur that provides details about each element of the business. Creating a business plan means an entrepreneur considers all of the different elements of their business.

A business plan is usually made up of several sections:

By completing each section of the business plan, an entrepreneur gains a full understanding of each element of their business. This also gives the entrepreneur a better understanding of whether the business is likely to succeed or not. If there is a chance the business might not succeed, the entrepreneur can amend the business plan in order to minimise this risk.

A business plan made up of several sections, business idea, SMART objectives, market research, revenue, costs and profit, cash flow, sources of finance, location and marketing mix.