Sample Business Plan
July 22, 2010
Section 1: The Business Profile
Description of My Business
I plan to market a complete line of bathroom accessories including squeezies, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, coat hooks, and towel bars. The product line will be designed in my home office and manufactured and packaged in China. Targeted Market and Customers
My customers will be discount department store chains with good credit ratings and reputations for prompt-payment. These will include Albertson’s, Costco, Fleming, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, and selected others. Growth Trends In This Business
This information will need to be targeted to your own intended product. Can you document from trade sources the anticipated rate of growth of your industry? If industry sources are not available, you will need to give a logical explanation as to the trend and potential of your intended market. This segment will provide you and your backers with information as to whether the market for your product is growing or shrinking. Pricing Power
I will not initially enjoy pricing power in marketing Widget accessories. Discount chains will be primarily interested in price. In order to achieve lower costs than my larger competitors I plan to do the following: _______________________.
My ultimate goal is to build a line so unique and promote it so effectively that consumers will be willing to pay a premium. My long-term objective is to build a market that is not entirely based on price. My unique features will include: ________. Section 2: The Vision and the People
I have a long-term plan to be in business for myself and to utilize the specialized business knowledge I have gained. The business relationships I have developed include vendors, discount chain buyers and manufacturing resources. They are: ______, _______, _______. (List and explain in detail how they will help you).