Are you looking to start a new business or get small business financing for your current business? Did you know that there is a wealth of FREE small business resources available to you?
The organization, SCORE, provides a large amount of incredibly valuable business resources including personal business coaching from seasoned business professionals. They provide FREE tools for every step of the business development process, so you can find help throughout the process of starting and stabilizing your new business. One of the great resources that SCORE provides is a free SCORE Business Plan Template.
One of the most important steps you can take before meeting with a small business lender is to create a great business plan. The lender will use your business plan to evaluate the viability and stability of your business and decide whether or not you will be approved for a small business loan. In addition to this template, you can view examples of good business plans, as well as a checklist for the rest of the steps of your journey as a small business owner.