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:
- watching the writing a business plan video
- downloading the business plan template.
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.
Writing a business plan
Discover what a business plan is and how you can prepare or update one for your business. Download our free business plan template.
Create a business vision
Find out how to create a vision for your business, describing your goals and what success looks like. Use our template to create your own.
Learn about developing values for your business. Follow our 5-step process to develop and implement your own values.
Get an overview of the SWOT analysis business tool, including what it involves, the benefits of using one, and how to conduct one for your business.
Short and long-term goals and KPIs
Learn about setting business goals and tracking them through KPIs. You should set short and long-term goals and review your goals and KPIs regularly.
Business policies, processes, procedures and codes of practice
Discover the value of creating and applying operational documents for your business. Codes of practice explain your legal and industry obligations.
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.