A corporate business plan for a large organization can be hundreds of pages long.
However, for a small business, it's best to keep the plan short and concise, especially if you intend to submit it to bankers or investors.
That best way to find out whether you do or not is to do your research and write a business plan to see if your idea is feasible.
The simple business plan template presented here will get you started.
See How to Write The Management Plan Section of the Business Plan before addressing this section.
Ownership Structure The operating plan outlines the physical requirements of your business, such as office, warehouse, retail space, equipment, inventory and supplies, labor, etc.
The executive summary should be no more than two pages long, with brief summaries of other sections of the plan.
See How to Write the Executive Summary of the Business Plan to get you started.
The business plan template below is broken into sections as described in the table of contents.
Each section of the template can be copied into a Word, Excel or similar office document by selecting the text and using copy/paste.