Starting or Growing a Business in Maine > Writing a Business Plan

Every business venture can benefit from the preparation of a carefully written business plan. The purpose of the business plan is to:

Help you think through the venture, ensuring you have considered all options and anticipated potential difficulties.

Convince potential lenders and investors you are in control of the project and their money will be safe with you.

Serve as an operating guide as you turn your ideas into a viable business.

The following pages provide a suggested outline of the material that should be included in your business plan. The final product should be tailored to fit the circumstances and personality of you and your business.


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