Is there a time limit to complete my business plan?
No. Take your time to do the necessary research needed to complete your business plan. Don’t forget to for help if you need it!
Should I complete all the sections in order?
The business plan is designed to guide you through the process; however, you can work on the sections in any order you like.
Can I duplicate my business plan?
Yes. Go to “My Account” and navigate to your business plans. From there, find the business plan you want to duplicate, click on the “Duplicate Plan” button, and rename your business plan.
Can I collaborate with my business partner(s) (another user) on creating the business plan?
Unfortunately, this tool doesn’t currently offer this functionality. However, you can export your plan and collaborate with others outside of the tool if needed.
If I need some help while writing my business plan, where can I go?
At Business Link, we’ve got a number of different resources and supports that can assist you in creating a compelling business plan, depending on what type of assistance you need. Here are some resources to get you started:
1. In each business plan section, we provide tips and examples to point you in the right direction
2. On the right-hand side navigation bar, you will find more resources, including a Cashflow Template
3. Have specific questions and want one-on-one help? We understand that writing a business plan can feel like a daunting task. Many of our business strategists are or have been entrepreneurs themselves, so they know the struggle. for personalized support from a trusted Strategist.
Can I further customize my business plan, for example, by adding a business logo?
Definitely! Simply export the business plan as a Word Doc or Google Doc and you can begin further customization from there.
Will my business plan be shared with anyone?
Your business plan is your intellectual property (IP), and we take confidentiality seriously. We will never share your data or your business plan with anyone unless we get explicit permission to do so. If you submit your plan for review by a business strategist, only that strategist will have access to your plan.
Now my business plan is completed! What’s next?
Feel free to submit your business plan to us for review; our business strategist will provide feedback and help you with one-on-one support.
I completed my business plan using a template found online, can I still submit it for review?
Yes! Just connect with one of our business strategists through our form before submitting a copy for review.