A collection of free business plan templates from various sources is available on BusinessNewsDaily.com. A more in-depth template that explains the importance of different parts of the business plan is available from Forbes.com.
A business plan is a document that outlines the plan for establishing a new business. Some of the sections that a business plan generally covers include a financial plan that identifies the business' methods of generating revenue, and a marketing plan that outlines the ways the business advertises and reaches customers. Many plans also include an executive summary that discusses the management structure of the business, as well as an analysis of the market and potential customer base.