Business planning

Find out how to create a plan for your new or current business, including writing the plan and operational documents, and setting goals.

Start your planning by:

Planning a new business?

Find out how to plan your new business idea—use our guides, checklists and tips to help you develop your idea and sharpen the personal skills you'll need to be a business owner.

Tools and resources

Find out more about the value of a business plan and create one for your business.

Video - Writing a business plan

Watch our video to help you write a business plan.

Download the business plan template

Use our template to create a plan for your new or existing business, or as a guide for making your own.

Download the SWOT analysis template

Use the SWOT analysis template to understand your business’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.