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What is a Business?


  • activity carried out for profit,                  
  • work such as buying, selling, or producing goods or services that a person or organization does to make a profit

"business." QFinance: The Ultimate Resource. London: A&C Black, 2009. Credo Reference. Web. 12 July 2012.


Business Plan Elements

Create an Abbreviated Business Plan for a Small Business that you Select. 

Your business plan will address the key elements of getting started (implementing) your business, obtaining the funding, and on-going operations.   

The outline incluses the following sections:

Executive Summary - Overview of the significant points                              
Industry, Target Customer, and Competitor Analysis - Key characteristics of the industry
Company Description - The nature of the business, its primary product or service,
its current status (startup, buyout, or expansion)
Product/Service Plan- Justification for why people will buy the product or service, based on its unique features.
Operations and Development Plan- Operating or manufacturing methods,
Critical Risks - Any known inherent risks in the venture.
Exit Strategy - Ways an investor—and the entrepreneur—may be able to harvest their business investment
Financial Plan - Contemplated source of funding.


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