The sample templates can be copied into a Word, Excel or similar office document by selecting the text and using copy/paste—using Windows, outline the text to be selected with the mouse, and hit CTRL-C to copy and CTRL-V to paste.
This template is suitable for freelance businesses that provide services, such as consultants, graphic designers, landscapers, and delivery services.
Having a business plan is a must, whether your goal is to start a one-person freelancing business or a multi-million dollar enterprise.
However, if you are looking to start a simple product or service business as a sole proprietor or one-person corporation you don't need a 50-page business plan. A quick and easy one-page business plan templates can get you started.
You may be able to articulate the business overview, vision, objectives, and concise action items in a single page, but you might want more detail in the financial and marketing sections.
For example, you might want to add an extra page to your pricing strategy section for income and cash flow statements and another for breakeven analysis in advertising and promotion.
For a one-page plan, the answers to questions should be one or two sentences.
How do you plan to grow the business and to what degree?
If your business is a partnership or requires multiple employees, you may need a more robust business plan.
Similarly, a one-page plan will not be sufficient if you are in need of debt or equity financing and wish to impress financial institutions or potential investors.