Business plan templates

Looking for help with writing your business plan? The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme can support you every step of the way as you set up your new business.

A business plan gives an outline of your business, the market in which it will operate, and how it aims to make money. Your business plan should allow you to answer this question: why will your business succeed when so many others fail?

The best business plans aren’t long or complex

The best business plans explain only the most important information – what you want to achieve, how you will get there and the things you need to do along the way.

It’s best to tackle a business plan in small chunks. The Prince's Trust business plan pack can help. This guide will help you to divide writing your business plan into sections, and explains the information that you need to complete each section.

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Where to start

Download our templates below. The best place to start with your business plan is 'Section Two: All About You'. This is information which you will already know and will help you to start your plan. You can then work through each section, sometimes it helps to approach each section individually rather than trying to write the whole thing at once. 'Section One: The Quick Pitch' should be written last - this is your executive summary, and you will need the information from the rest of the plan to complete it.

Business plan templates

Where to get more information

  • If you're not yet signed up for The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme, you can read more online, or get in touch today for more information.
  • If you are already taking part in our Enterprise programme, you can speak to your Prince’s Trust advisor or mentor about how to approach your business plan and where to start. When you're at a stage to test your business plan, we can sometimes provide a 'Will It Work Grant' of up to £250 to help you. 
  • Bplans is a useful resource which has lots of business plan templates and advice from business planning experts
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