Many businesses fail without a well thought-out business plan and most banks will require that you have one before being considered for a loan. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has an online business plan tool with a step-by-step guide to develop a business plan. For more assistance on creating business plans you can contact the SCORE program and/or the New York State Small Business Development Centers, both of which provide low and no-cost assistance in the development of business plans.
Download the template below (PDF or Word document) to help you complete a basic business plan. If you need assistance please contact us.