16+ Terrific Business Plan Templates

    May 20, 2024

    16+ Terrific Business Plan Templates

    Ready to build your business plan? Here are over 16 templates to help get you started! 


    Business plan templates are a great tool to get you started, and we’ve got more than 16 terrific examples for you to choose from! Take a quick tour of these business plan templates, pick one that resonates with you and your business, and then make the document your own. Business plans are unique to each business, and you shouldn’t be afraid to make yours unique — just like your business. 


    Get a jumpstart on building your business plan with more than 16 awesome template options. 


    Tory Burch Foundation Business Plan Builder Hub 

    DreamSpring is honored to be a part of the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program, powered by Bank of America, and our partners at the Tory Burch Foundation have created a business plan hub to help women entrepreneurs build strong plans. The hub contains three templates a creative business plan, a classic business plan, and a one-page business plan.  

    • Creative Business Plan – this offers a template for product-based businesses and those that have a strong emphasis on visual branding. 

    • Classic Business Plan – a template well-suited for service-based businesses, sole proprietorships, and those just starting to develop their marketing and brand. 

    • One-Page Business Plan – a special template to provide a quick overview of a business for potential partners or investors. 




    SCORE Business Plan Template for a Startup Business 

    Our partners at SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Entrepreneurs) offer a tailored startup business plan template for newly launched business. Leaner than a traditional business plan, this plan emphasizes projections and your vision for the future.




    U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Traditional Business Plan 

    This template from the SBA has been pre-filled with details from a fictional business so you can see what the plan would look like when completed.SBA-logo-DreamSpring-2-1



    U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lean Startup Format

    The SBA has also created a sample business plan with a lean startup format for businesses that are relatively simple or need a business plan that can be readily changed and refined over time. As you’ll see, this template is much more visual and uses fewer sections to articulate the value proposition, financial position, and operations. The business plan has been completed by a fictional toy company.




    Indeed Business Plan and Business Model Template  

    Job search site Indeed offers a business plan template as well as a business model template for employers. This template is helpful in thinking through methods and hiring, as well as customer expectations. 




    Forbes Business Plan Template  

    Forbes magazine offers a simple business plan template that follows their six steps to an effective business plan: mission and vision, value proposition, audience and ideal customer, revenue and marketing, structure and operations, and financial forecasts.




    Hubspot Small Business Templates   

    Hubspot works with businesses of all sizes, and they offer a gallery of business plan templates ranging from executive summaries and market analyses to one-page business plan templates and strategic planning documents. (Fun fact: DreamSpring uses Hubspot as our customer relationship management, or CRM, platform!)




    Shopify Business Plan Template and Examples   

    Shopify, one of the leading e-commerce platforms, has a series of templates for small business owners to review and implement. Shopify’s business plan template walks through the executive summary, company overview, products and services offered, market analysis, marketing plan, operations and logistics plan, and financial plan — all to create a robust business plan. 




    Nearly all of the resources above also contain reference materials and tutorials on how to complete each section of the business plan. With guidance and a starting document, you’ll be on your way to a full business plan in no time!  




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