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I need help with a business plan! 

Have you heard the saying, “Businesses don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan?”  It’s true – whether you are just starting out or are growing your business -- having a well thought-out, written business plan can help you stay on track for success.  A business plan can help you get organized, support an application for a loan, and serve as a roadmap to take your business in the right direction. 

Although business plans generally follow a generic outline, no two plans are exactly alike.  Your plan would include key success factors for your specific industry.  And you would write your plan for a specific audience:  a plan written as an internal document to guide your day-to-day operations would be different from one developed for a banker or an investor. 

To see all of the upcoming training classes offered by the SHSU SBDC for free or at low-cost, including our business planning workshops, view our workshops and seminars calendar or visit our online workshop listing to see workshops with interactive capabilities that you can take 24/7.   

Sample business plans can be found on a variety of websites, so we have provided a few example locations to help you get started.  Call our office at (936) 294-3737 to schedule an appointment with your SHSU SBDC consultant for help tailoring the plan to your specific business needs: 

www.bplans.com/
www.businessplans.org/
www.planware.org/