Preparation is the best way to handle the fear of venturing into the entrepreneurial space so, plan to succeed – draft a business template to kickstart your big idea and finally take on the responsibility of being your own boss. It is not a train anyone can ride but if you are chasing the freedom of having a remote working space, having a small team to guide – developing core skills to write up a business template will come naturally.

Drafting a business template is no easy task and can be an adventure of its own.

What is the purpose of a business plan template?

A business template is essential to have to know the direction in which your business is headed.

Before Googling guidelines to assist you in writing up a template for your business, begin with an executive summary – this is the first point needed to be listed into your business’s spreadsheet this outlays the purpose of your plan to start your business and attract investors.

Slowly get into the habit of researching, researching and researching. Make it your responsibility to know all the ins and outs of the market space you wish to operate in.

3 basic points to start researching to include in your business template :

1. How you would like to establish your company in the marketplace

Brainstorm around finding a unique business name and find a location that may increase the visibility of your business’s brand.

 

2. Your product offering and the problem your business aims to solve

Include a short descriptive paragraph about your product and how your business aims to solve a problem in the marketplace.

 

3. Identify your target market

Keep in mind you don’t have to make it your business’s goal to be all things to all people.

A suggestion for any start up business would be to focus on niche-over-reach – this focus caters for a limited budget and business owners looking to create meaningful connections with customers via digital content.

 

How do I write a business plan template?

The process it may take to write your business template will be worthwhile as it gives you a 360 view allowing you to meet challenges as they arise, ensure you always have a solid understanding of your business’s activities. If you need assistance there are many business templates available on the internet to guide you.

 

If you are looking for a checklist to tick-box when writing your business template, here you go:

  1. Include a cover page
  2. Executive summary
  3. Company overview
  4. Industry, customer and competitor analysis
  5. A marketing plan
  6. Operations plan
  7. Management team
  8. Financial plan
  9. Appendix

 

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In a recent interview with 1-grid, Sihaam Fakier shares a bit about herself and how she found her ‘mojo’ to kick-start her career as an entrepreneur.

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