Business Plan Outline
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1.0 Executive Summary
   1.1 Mission Statement
   1.2 The Enterprise
   1.3 Key Personnel
   1.4 The Market
   1.5 The Offering
   1.6 Marketing Strategy
   1.7 Competition
   1.8 Projections
   1.9 Resource Requirements
   1.10 Key Issues
2.0 The Enterprise
   2.1 Objectives
   2.2 History
   2.3 Organization
     2.3.1 Key Personnel
     2.3.2 Personnel Count
   2.4 Operations
   2.5 The Future
3.0 The Market
   3.1 Market Segments
   3.2 Prospects
   3.3 Prospect Objectives
   3.4 Segmentation
   3.5 Size
   3.6 Environment
   3.7 Alternatives
4.0 The Offering
   4.1 Description
   4.2 Market Status
   4.3 Value
   4.4 Cost to Produce
   4.5 Support
5.0 Marketing Strategy
   5.1 Targets
   5.2 Image
   5.3 Promotion
     5.3.1 Internet Web Site
     5.3.2 Publicity
     5.3.3 Advertising
   5.4 Pricing
   5.5 Sales
   5.6 Distribution
   5.7 Logistics
   5.8 Support
6.0 Competitive Analysis
7.0 Development Program
   7.1 Objectives
   7.2 Organization
   7.3 Market Status
   7.4 Schedules
   7.5 Technology
8.0 Operations / Production
   8.1 Organization
   8.2 Suppliers
   8.3 Sub-contractors
   8.4 Technology
   8.5 Quality
   8.6 Inventory
9.0 Investment Capital
   9.1 Initial Funding
   9.2 Use of Funds
   9.3 Return on Investment
10.0 Historical Financials
   10.1 Income Statement
   10.2 Balance Sheet
   10.3 Cash Flow
11.0 Financial Projections
   11.1 Year One Income Statement
   11.2 Year Two Income Statement
   11.3 Five Year Income Statement
   11.4 Year One Cash Flow
   11.5 Year Two Cash Flow
   11.6 Five Year Cash Flow
   11.7 Balance Sheet
12.0 Financial Alternatives
   12.1 Best Case
   12.2 Worst Case
13.0 Financial Addendums
   13.1 Assumptions
   13.2 Ratios
   13.3 Income Statement Comparison
   13.4 Balance Sheet Comparison

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4.2 Market Status

Explanation

Explain whether the product or service is ready for the market or still in development. If still in development, provide a schedule for delivery that includes a "PERT" chart showing critical decision and completion points. You should also include the projected cost to complete the development.

Sample from CitiLoc, Inc.

This service concept has been thoroughly thought out, several city managers have been interviewed with an almost universal positive response to the concept and a prototype data base has been developed. A number of strategic planning managers from various businesses have also been contacted. Their response has been positive and in some cases they have offered good advice on the kind of features they would like the service to have. The basic features of the user interface for the Internet have been defined, however, additional work is required in this area.

From start-up to initial market entry will require about one year. This will involve setting up a web site, finalizing data base design, contacting city management, collecting city data and entering it into the data base, developing the user interface, insuring the security of the data and making sure that our web site is properly indexed in all of the most popular search engines.

As the service matures, new sets of information will be collected that will be of value to the customer and of financial benefit to CitiLoc. For example, real estate agents capable of meeting the needs of a business looking for property could include their information in the data base. The same would be true for many other services such as attorneys, parts suppliers and numerous other vendors of products or services.