How to Write a Business Plan Video | Bplans.com
Writing a business plan can help you seek investment funding or secure a bank loan, as well as create a roadmap or strategic plan for your company or nonprofit. Whatever your reasons are—writing a business plan is proven to help you grow your business faster. In this video, you'll learn about each section of a business plan and what it should include.
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How Tactics Support your Business Strategy
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How to Write the Competition Section of Your Business Plan
No matter what your business is, you do have competition that you need to understand. So, how do you evaluate your competition? Here's how.