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A business plan is a document to help you develop, grow and manage your business. 

Usually consisting of multiple sections that outline current and projected performance measures for your enterprise, a business plan acts like a compass for the direction in which you want to take your company. 

Having a structured set of targets and steps will help you develop your business as you will have certain milestones and goals to aim for.

Business plans are also important if you are looking to get loans or funding. Any creditor is going to want to see what your strategies for the future to can see if they are investing in a strong prospect. 

Having a solid business plan will show them that you are serious about making your organisation succeed and that you have a clear path laid ahead.

Our Business Planning Resources

The Business & IP Centre has a range of resources and our partner organisations can help you gather the information and write a plan that gets results. Our Business Planning advice includes:

Resources in the Centre

The Library has lots of books, databases and publications to help you put together a great business plan including everything from templates to tips on what stats to include.  

All you need to do is come to the Library in London and gain a Reader Pass.

How to gain a Reader Pass and use the Centre

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Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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