Congratulations! You have made the decision to start your own business. You probably have a vision of your business in your mind, but can you explain your idea to the bank, investors or in applying for start up capital? You need to define your idea in an orderly format, that is, you need to make a business plan.

Writing a business plan will require you to refine your idea and flesh out the details. It will require a lot of work and research, but having a business plan greatly increases the chances that your business will be a success. Without a business plan, lenders and investors will not even be interested in talking with you.

The form of a business plan depends upon the specific business, but most follow the same basic structure. Create your business plan online by answering the questions posed in this application.