All businesses start with a plan. Some business plans are quite detailed while others may only be one or two pages. Regardless of the length, it should include the basic business idea or concept, its legal structure, marketing concepts and financial information. There are many resources available to help you prepare your business plan and much can be found online.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides online tools and training for entrepreneurs and business owners, such as the Build Your Business Plan Tool
, for those interested in starting a business as well as business owners looking for help managing an existing business.