Is it just me or have other people searched and searched for the perfect business plan template too? It’s something that’s haunted me forever. Anything I found online and in business text books just didn’t seem right. For starters, most business plans are actually not designed to help you run a business. In fact, most seem to be focussed on either a plan to start a business (ie a feasibility study), or a business plan designed to impress possible investors. (Read more about the problem with business plans here). But these never suited the business plan format I wanted. I was hunting for a business plan format that is simple, helps with decisions, results-focussed, and extremely actionable.
Introducing the Actionable, 1-Page Business Plan Template
Over the years, I developed a business plan format that works for me – one that’s helped focus my efforts and keeps me taking the next steps to move my business forward.
After many iterations, how it looks;