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Business Planning

Great resources for anyone looking to start a business or grow an existing business; information like tips for writing your business plan, worksheets for developing cashflow projections - even a template to help prepare your resume. Visit Longwood Small Business Development Center to find out more about how they can help you develop a successful business plan.


Break-Even Analysis

You can use simple break-even analysis to determine the minimum amount of volume you need to do to pay all the bills. This can be the first step in a personal feasibility study. If you determine that you can at least break even, you can use the formula to estimate sales goals and formulate marketing efforts to achieve these goals. Provided by Longwood Small Business Development Center.

Business Planning and Registration Process Flowchart

Use this tool to make sure you don't miss a critical step in setting up your business; provided by Longwood Small Business Development Center.

Cash Flow Statement Instructions

Use these instructions to help develop your cash flow statement, and contact Longwood Small Business Development Center for assistance.

Cash Flow Statement Worksheet

Contact Longwood Small Business Development Center for help in developing your cashflow statement. Also, download the Cash Flow Statement Instructions document available on this page.

General Business Plan Tips

General tips to make your business plan the best! From Longwood Small Business Development Center.

Monthly Operating Expenses

Some of your start-up expenses will also become ongoing monthly costs once your firm is in operation. It is necessary to estimate all of your monthly costs so that you are realistic about the income your firm will need. This worksheet includes some basic considerations. Completing it will help you and your Longwood SBDC counselor develop cash flow projections.

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Resume Template

A basic template to help prepare your resume.

SBA Small Business Resource Guide

Everything you need to know to start and grow your business.

Start-up Costs Worksheet

Start-up costs are those expenses that you will incur before your business opens. They vary according to the type of business, but this worksheet will help you begin the process of assessing your financial needs so that your venture is not under capitalized at the outset.

The Entrepreneur’s Business Planning Guide: A Map for Success & Obtaining Capital

The Entrepreneur’s Business Planning Guide is a comprehensive, user-friendly workbook for creating a formal business plan.

Writing Tips for Business Plans

Things to consider while writing your business plan