For a one-person, home-based consulting business the operating plan will be short and simple, but for a business such as a restaurant or a manufacturer that requires custom facilities, supply chains, specialized equipment, and multiple employees, the operating plan needs to be very detailed.
The Operating Plan Section of the Business Plan will provide you with additional information about your operating plan.
If using Windows, outline the text to be selected with the mouse and hit CTRL C to copy and CTRL V to paste.
For a detailed description of each section of the plan, you'll want to refer to the Guide to Writing a Business Plan Step By Step.
Pros of using a business plan template: A good business plan template can help you get your thoughts organized.
It can provide a guideline so you’re not stuck looking at a blank page trying to figure out where to start.
See The Marketing Plan Section of the Business Plan for a detailed description.
Product or Service Offerings This section describes the legal structure, ownership, and (if applicable) the management, and staffing requirements of your business.
The business plan template below is broken into sections as described in the table of contents.
Each section of the template can be copied into a Word, Excel or similar office document by selecting the text and using copy/paste.